Healthcare Roundup 1 May 2020

The government started publishing figures about Covid-19 deaths in care homes, as statisticians warned the UK is set to have the worst total death toll in Europe. Despite this, NHS England/Improvement issued a six week...

Healthcare Roundup 24 April 2020

Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock claimed the UK was “at the peak” of the coronavirus outbreak, as deaths in hospital for patients with a positive test for Covid-19 rose to near 20,000; and...

Healthcare Roundup 17 April 2020

The coronavirus “stay at home” instruction remained in place. The Office for National Statistics published a report on deaths from all causes in the first week of April that found it was the worst week...

Healthcare Roundup 10 April 2020

Prime minister Boris Johnson was admitted to ITU as the death tool from Covid-19 continued to rise. The Department of Health and Social Care asked the public to complete its Coronavirus Status Checker to provide...

Healthcare Roundup 3 April 2020

As the UK death rate from Covid-19 rose over 500 per day, the NHS completed the Nightingale Hospital that it has been constructing at ExCel London, but the government came under sustained pressure over the...

Healthcare Roundup 27 March 2020

The Covid-19 crisis tightened, with prime minister Boris Johnson asking people living in the UK to “stay home” to “protect the NHS” and “save lives”. The NHS prepared for the critical weeks of the crisis...

Healthcare Roundup 20 March 2020

It has been another week of fast-moving developments in the novel coronavirus crisis. For the NHS, the key developments were an official letter setting out the ‘next steps’ for the service to take and the...

Healthcare Roundup 13 March 2020

There was a Budget, but not as we know it. New chancellor Rishi Sunak devoted the first half hour of his financial statement to the novel coronavirus and the steps the government is taking to...

Healthcare Roundup 6 March 2020

Coronavirus continued to spread across the world. The UK government took additional action but warned it was now in the “delay and flatten” phase of its response. The Digital Health Rewired show went ahead, with...

Healthcare Roundup 28 February 2020

Sir Michael Marmot revisited his landmark study of health inequality in England and found that after ten-years of austerity life expectancy has stalled while years spent in ill health have increased and so has inequality...

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