Healthcare Roundup 24 September 2021

The NHS appeared to be heading into an autumn crisis, with hospitals and ambulances in Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland calling on the army to provide additional medics and drivers as they looked to cope with...

Healthcare Roundup 17 September 2021

As more English hospitals moved to Opel 4 or ‘black alert’ and Covid-19 hospitalisations and deaths ticked up again, prime minister Boris Johnson unveiled his Plan A for controlling the pandemic this autumn. Plan A...

Healthcare Roundup 10 September 2021

Really, there was only one thing in the news this week, and that was prime minister Boris Johnson’s decision to introduce a new tax, initially via an increase in National Insurance contributions, to fund the...

Healthcare Roundup 3 September 2021

Two organisations representing NHS providers joined calls for Number 10, the Treasury, and the Department of Health and Social Care to agree more funding for the NHS in this autumn’s spending review. Papers reported that...

Healthcare Roundup 26 August 2021

Parliament might not be sitting, but the politics of the NHS are still active. This week, the Nuffield Trust called for “realism” in discussions between Number 10, the Treasury, and the Department of Health and...

Healthcare Roundup 20 August 2021

With waiting times still in the news, NHS England has asked acute trusts across England to report on staffing gaps. Vaccine effectiveness is back in headlines, with a new report published from the University of...

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Healthcare Roundup 13 August 2021

NHS waiting lists have featured prominently in the news again this week, as a record number of people wait for hospital treatment. Progress has been made in certain areas, NHS England has said, but separate...

Healthcare Roundup 6 August 2021

The focus of England’s fight against Covid-19 turned to vaccinating younger people; and persuading them to take up the offer of jabs. Scotland released £12 million to try and kick-start the recovery of its NHS...

Healthcare Roundup 30 July 2021

Sir Simon Stevens left his job as chief executive of NHS England and his deputy Amanda Pritchard was announced as his replacement. Before he left, Sir Simon was interviewed by Roy Lilley in one of...

Healthcare Roundup 23 July 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care announced that it had met prime minister Boris Johnson’s target of offering every adult in England a first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine; but cases and hospitalisations are...

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