Healthcare Roundup – 2nd March, 2012

Health bill battle escalates This week has seen clinical commissioning groups (CCG’s) take different sides as the battle over the Health and Social Care Bill escalates. Some 70 CCG leaders have backed Health Secretary Andrew...

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Healthcare Roundup – 24th February, 2012

Care quality chief quits Cynthia Bower, head of the Care Quality Commission (CQC), which checks hospital standards in England, will quit after a highly critical government review. The CQC and Ms Bower have been under...

Healthcare Roundup – 17th February, 2012

Nine London trusts seek EPR A flurry of media coverage has followed news that nine London trusts are tendering for an electronic patient record system in a deal worth £250m to £400m. Industry sources believe...

Healthcare Roundup – 11th February, 2012

Lords defeat for health bill as PM denies wanting Lansley shot Health secretary Andrew Lansley faces a torrid time with the Lords defeating the government in the first of the latest round of votes on...

Healthcare Roundup – 3rd February, 2012

Health bill concessions after days of ‘panic’ Several days of ‘panic’ and an unprecedented attack on the health bill by three key health sector publication editors has been followed by 137 further amendments. The government...

Healthcare Roundup – 20th January, 2012

Nurses call for health bill withdrawal The Royal College of Nurses and the Royal College of Midwives have called on the health bill to be dropped, claiming their repeated efforts to help make it workable...

Healthcare Roundup – 13th January, 2012

Future Forum declares that health data belongs to the patient A new report by the NHS Future Forum has urged the government to transform the access and sharing of information – with integration focused on...

Healthcare Roundup – 16th December, 2011

Huge funding problems and record-breaking job losses loom Large numbers of English hospital trusts face financial difficulties in the year ahead according to the latest report from the all-party Commons Public Accounts Committee. The PAC...

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Healthcare Roundup – 12th December, 2011

Millions to get telehealth support Prime Minister David Cameron has announced a telehealth drive in which three million patients with chronic illnesses will get hi-tech equipment to monitor their conditions at home. The London Evening...

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