Healthcare Roundup 8 August 2019

Prime minister Boris Johnson unveiled £1.8 billion of capital spending in the NHS, with £850 million going on 20 high-profile building projects over the next five-years. Eight suppliers made the final lot of the Health...

Healthcare Roundup 2 August 2019

New prime minister Boris Johnson completed his cabinet shake-up, leading to changes in the team at the Department of Health and Social Care. He also announced that the government would spend up to £2.1 billion...

Healthcare Roundup 26 July 2019

It was a busy week in politics, with Theresa May giving way to Boris Johnson as prime minister, and a cabinet reshuffle returning Matt Hancock to the Department of Health and Social Care. Amid the...

Highland Marketing 19 July 2019

NHS England and NHS Improvement embarked on the latest phase of their non-merger merger, with a consultation on restructuring plans that could see 1,200 posts eliminated. The final role and structure of NHSX is one...

Healthcare Roundup 12 July 2019

Political attention remained fixed on the Conservative Party leadership contest and Brexit. Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock is unlikely to stay in post in a new administration; and his technology advisor, Hadley Beeman,...

Healthcare Roundup 5 July 2019

Local government and directors of social services attempted to get the social care crisis onto the public agenda, as surveys showed the impact of funding cuts and “fragile and failing” services on both local authorities...

Healthcare Roundup 28 June 2019

The Conservative Party leadership election continued and continued to focus on Brexit; as the British Medical Association warned that a no-deal exit from the EU could be disastrous for the NHS. Incoming NHSX chief executive...

Healthcare Roundup 21 June 2019

The NHS Confederation’s annual conference took place in Manchester. Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock was busy elsewhere, as the Conservative Party leadership race heated up; but think-tanks warned that whoever emerged in charge...

Healthcare Roundup 14 June 2019

London Tech Week generated a lot of health tech interest. TechUK launched healthtechUK with an event at which Hadley Beeman and Matthew Gould outlined their ambitions for NHSX. And the CogX festival of AI and...

Healthcare Roundup 7 June 2019

The NHS published an interim version of the NHS People Plan. Immediate action will be taken to recruit more nurses. Matthew Gould, the incoming chief executive of NHSX, wrote a blog about the NHS App....

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