Healthcare Roundup 20 September 2019

NHS Digital published figures showing the ongoing increase in NHS activity, while there were further signs of strain in Wales and Scotland. Charities and councils tried again to draw attention to the worsening crisis in...

Healthcare Roundup 13 September 2019

The ongoing cost of the private finance initiative was laid bare by the Institute for Public Policy Research, while the government published a Public Health England report on prescribing for drugs used to treat anxiety,...

Healthcare Roundup 6 September 2019

Amid even more Brexit turmoil in Westminster, chancellor Sajid Javid delivered a mini budget that gave some funding certainty to the NHS for the coming year, even if it failed to address its underlying issues....

Healthcare Roundup 30 August 2019

The NHS was drawn into the escalating political drama around Brexit, as the government scrapped its planned comprehensive spending review in favour of a mini-budget and promised NHS legislation in the Queens Speech that will...

Healthcare Roundup 23 August 2019

NHS England announced measures to improve vaccine take-up after the World Health Organisation removed the UK’s ‘measles-free’ designation and floated the idea of making the NHS Health Check digital. The Health Tech Newspaper ran a...

Healthcare Roundup 16 August 2019

There were signs of strain on the NHS as two hospitals declared ‘black alerts’ because of pressure on their services. Black alerts are associated with ‘winter pressures’; but it’s August. The government’s habit of announcing...

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...

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