Healthcare Roundup 31 January 2020

NHS England chief executive Sir Simon Stevens launched a ‘For a greener NHS’ campaign to tackle air pollution and the climate crisis. Former health and social care secretary Jeremy Hunt was elected as chair of…

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Healthcare Roundup 1 November 2019

Barely two weeks after Queen opened Parliament, prime minister Boris Johnson declared it had “run its course” because it had failed to deliver his latest plan for Brexit; and then secured a vote for a…

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Health Tech Awards 2019: #HealthTechToShoutAbout winners

One hundred entries, four expert judges, a shortlist of six, and finally a winner. Lyn Whitfield explains how Highland Marketing judged the #HealthTechToShoutAbout category of this year’s Health Tech Awards, who made the top spots,…

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Healthcare Roundup 27 September 2019

In the hope that there will be politics after Brexit, NHS England and NHS Improvement approved the package of legislative measures that it would like the government to pass to support the NHS Long Term…

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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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