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…

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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…

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Healthcare Roundup 15 February 2019

The long-awaited Topol Review on the impact of technology on the NHS workforce was published. The controversial GP at Hand virtual GP service, which uses Babylon Health technology, was cleared to expand from London to…

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Healthcare Roundup 17 January 2019

As the government struggled, and failed, to get its plans for leaving the EU through the Commons, the NHS stepped up its planning for a no-deal or hard-Brexit. The Health Service Journal revealed that two…

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Healthcare Roundup 14 December 2018

NHS England and NHS Improvement announced a joint leadership team and named directors for their five new regions. The Scottish Government found additional cash for the NHS in its Budget, but was told by doctors…

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Healthcare Roundup 28 September 2018

Efficiency and procurement expert Lord Carter turned his attention to ambulance services, and argued that ageing fleets, slow take-up of technology, sickness and outmoded working practices are making it hard for them to respond to…

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Healthcare Roundup 21 September 2018

As the first named storm of the year battered the north and Scotland, the government announced how it would be spending £145 million of additional winter funding. The money will go on 81 schemes to…

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Healthcare Roundup 14 September 2018

NHS Improvement published its quarterly report on NHS performance, with worrying figures on NHS finance and staffing levels. The report indicated that the provider sector finished the first three months of the year £814 million…

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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…

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