Healthcare Roundup 26 January 2023

Health and social care secretary Steve Barclay told the House of Commons that his department is going to develop a Major Conditions Strategy to address the six conditions that cause around 60% of disability adjusted...

Healthcare Roundup

Strikes in the NHS continued everywhere except Scotland, where unions are negotiating with the devolved government. NHS England opened a voluntary redundancy scheme to help cut its headcount by 40%. People who worked for NHSX...

Healthcare Roundup 13 January 2023

Ambulance staff in England and Wales struck again, as union relationships with the government deteriorated, and unions refused to submit evidence to the NHS’ pay review bodies for the coming year. Health and social care...

Healthcare Roundup 6 January 2023

The NHS came under severe pressure over the Christmas and New Year break, triggering a political blame-game over who was responsible for the crisis, and union claims that ministers were missing in action as staff...

Healthcare Roundup 21 December 2022

There wasn’t much sign of festive cheer in the health service, as nurses took part in a second day of industrial action, massive demand pushed ambulance and hospital trusts into declaring critical incidents, ministers took...

Healthcare Roundup 16 December 2022

The King’s Fund issued a government commissioned report on the state of the NHS and concluded that, while the Covid-19 pandemic had made things worse, its problems lay in a “decade of neglect” by successive...

Healthcare Roundup 9 December 2022

The government looks set to respond to a wave of strike action across the economy and public services by making it harder to strike. It has also set up an NHS elective recovery taskforce with...

Healthcare Roundup 2 December 2022

The Royal College of Nursing announced the first dates for strike action, as Unison and the GMB secured mandates from ambulance workers to follow suit. NHS England published its first winter snapshot, showing hospital beds...

Healthcare Roundup 25 November 2022

Ministers in Scotland were forced to deny reports that NHS leaders are considering a two-tier health service in which the wealthy pay for treatment. The NHS in Scotland remains under huge pressure, which was exemplified...

Healthcare Roundup 11 November 2022

One hundred and thirty NHS organisations could see their nurses strike before Christmas, after a ballot by the Royal College of Nursing delivered a mandate for industrial action over pay. UNISON and Unite are also...

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