Healthcare Roundup 17 August 2018

Official figures confirmed that the NHS came under severe pressure during the heatwave, with A&E and other emergency attendances up, and performance on A&E targets down. NHS Digital told staff that it was embarking on...

Healthcare Roundup 10 August 2018

Primary care came under the spotlight this week, with the resignation of the NHS England director of primary care over comments made online around smaller practices. The RCGP also called for an extra £2.5bn a...

Healthcare Roundup 3 August 2018

With Parliament in recess and the holiday season underway, the Health Service Journal dug into one of the big stories to break before the break. The magazine asked experts how easy it would be to...

Healthcare Roundup 27 July 2018

Matt Hancock gave his first speech as health and social care secretary and said that his first three priorities were workforce, technology and prevention. In the speech at his local hospital in West Suffolk, he...

Healthcare Roundup 20 July 2018

The Office for Budget Responsibility warned that Theresa May’s promise of more cash for the NHS was likely to impact on the public finances, as NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens outlined his priorities for...

Healthcare Roundup 13 July 2018

Jeremy Hunt leaves, Matt Hancock arrives, NHS ‘stubbornly attached to fax machines’ say surgeons; nurses need to be involved in digital projects, says RCN; NHS Digital annual report and accounts published.

Healthcare Roundup 6 July 2018

The NHS turned 70, and the press used the occasion to look back over its past and celebrate its achievements. The anniversary itself was marked by church services, the blue-lighting of public buildings, and fund-raising...

Healthcare Roundup 29 June 2018

A week after Theresa May made her big announcement that NHS funding will increase by £20 million a year by 2023, four major think-tanks published an assessment of how good the health service is at...

Healthcare Roundup 22 June 2018

The big news of the week came at the weekend, when prime minister Theresa May announced a £20 billion a year funding boost for the NHS by 2023. She also hinted that this would be...

NHS70 lights at Confed18

Healthcare Roundup 15 June 2018

Top policy makers and managers met at the annual NHS Confederation conference in Manchester, where NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens dropped strong hints that the NHS would get more money to mark its 70th...

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