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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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…

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Healthcare Roundup 16 March 2018

Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered a low-key spring statement in which he promised an improving economy and public finances, but no let-up on austerity. The BBC reported that ministers are, nonetheless, talking about finding more money…

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West of Scotland creates regional healthcare portal

An ambitious project to link the Orion Health portals in use at five West of Scotland health boards has just been completed; and is already delivering significant benefits to clinicians. Scottish health boards covering a…

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Healthcare Roundup – 7th April 2017

News in brief NHS Scotland misses A&E waiting times target for seventh month: NHS Scotland has failed to meet its A&E waiting times target for the seventh month in a row, reported STV. The health…

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Dorset to integrate health and social care records

Dorset will be the next region in England to integrate health and social care records in an aim to improve health and care services as part of NHS England’s sustainability and transformation plans. To do…

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