Healthcare Roundup 3 December 2021

The government published its much-delayed social care white paper to almost universal disappointment. Experts agreed that while its ten-year vision is good, there isn’t nearly enough money to realise it, or to address the immediate...

Healthcare Roundup 25 November 2021

It was the end of the road for NHSX and NHS Digital as Laura Wade Gery’s review of NHS technology was finally published and the government accepted her recommendation to roll the two bodies into...

Healthcare Roundup 19 November 2021

Ambulance trust leaders tried to focus on attention on the harm caused by long ambulance handover delays, and management bodies renewed their calls for the government to try and prevent the collapse of social care...

Healthcare Roundup – 12 November 2021

All four of the UK’s national health services committed to becoming net zero at COP26 in Glasgow. They will join a COP26 Health Programme that covers 47 countries that want their health systems to reduce...

Healthcare Roundup 5 November 2021

The eyes of the world were fixed on Glasgow as Cop26 started to try and secure a new round of agreements to tackle climate heating. The NHS has already published an ambitious plan to become...

Healthcare Roundup 29 October 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak held his second Budget of the year, alongside the outcome of the comprehensive spending review that will determine the revenue and capital funding available to UK public services over the next three...

Healthcare Roundup 22 October 2021

The weather finally turned colder, and government attention finally flickered back to pressure on health and care services. The NHS Confederation urged the government to implement its Covid-19 Plan B before the NHS was overwhelmed...

Healthcare Roundup 15 October 2021

Two House of Commons committees published the first in-depth report into the government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, and found it was severely lacking, despite the success of the vaccine roll-out. Chief medical officer professor...

Healthcare Roundup 8 October 2021

The Conservative Party conference was on. Health and social care secretary Sajid Javid launched a review of health and social care leadership, led by an ex-army leader. NHS managers and unions were not enthused. The government...

Healthcare Roundup 1 October 2021

Scotland launched its coronavirus vaccine passport app, with Wales poised to follow as Covid-19 death rates started to rise again. The King’s Fund showed that NHS waiting lists and times are longer in poor areas...

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