Healthcare Roundup 31 May 2019

Matt Hancock gave a speech on the NHS and technology, in which he formally launched the GP IT Futures contract that will replace the GP Systems of Choice contract. He also renewed his commitment to...

Healthcare Roundup 24 May 2019

The Commons’ public accounts committee criticised the state of national screening programmes and warned that their IT was “unfit for purpose.” Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust announced that it was going to implement an electronic...

Healthcare Roundup 17 May 2019

The Department of Health published a heatwave plan, warning that climate change made it imperative to protect children, vulnerable and elderly people and to make sure the health and care system could cope. The Institute...

Healthcare Roundup 10 May 2019

Matthew Swindells, the deputy chief executive of NHS England, will leave in July. Swindells, who has a long history of interest in NHS IT, is going to contract for Accenture. His departure came as Richard...

Healthcare Roundup 3 May 2019

US digital doctor professor Robert Wachter gave an interview to Wired three years after he was asked to review NHS IT by former health secretary Jeremy Hunt. He identified cost, long-payback periods and privacy as...

Healthcare Roundup 26 April 2019

April passed without a social care paper being published; missing the latest deadline to be floated by health and social care secretary Matt Hancock. The green paper, originally promised for summer 2017, is seen as...

Healthcare Roundup 18 April 2019

As the country broke up for the Easter break, the Commons public accounts committee issued a worried report about the financial sustainability of the health service; highlighting deteriorating local finances and the ongoing staffing crisis...

Healthcare Roundup 11 April 2019

As the latest Brexit deadline came and went, the Health Foundation published a report showing the scale of capital to revenue transfers in the cash-strapped NHS and the impact this is having on maintenance, investment...

Healthcare Roundup 5 April 2019

The NHS’ new financial year started with NHS England and NHS Improvement announcing that had “come together to act as a single organisation.” Scotland’s Conservative health spokesman suggested that hospitals should install sleep pods to...

Healthcare Roundup 29 March 2019

Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock took a break from Brexit turmoil to give an interview to Conservative Home, in which he claimed the Conservatives were the original party of the NHS and the...

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