Healthcare Roundup 12 August 2022

With NHS organisations dealing with the impact of a cyber-attack on one supplier, calls for urgent action ahead of winter pressures, and indications that patients will be offered virtual outpatient appointments from across the country,...

Healthcare Roundup 5 August 2022

As hidden waiting lists reveal a backlog of more than a million people waiting for community services, news of a growing mental health workforce has also emerged. Technology is being used in new ways, with...

Healthcare Roundup 29 July 2022

The UK’s natural population could reach the point where deaths exceed births much earlier than expected, the Office for National Statistics has reported. The shift has profound implications for productivity, work, and spending on pensions,...

Healthcare Roundup 22 July 2022

The impact of global heating hit home as England saw the highest temperatures ever recorded in the UK – more than 40 degrees Celsius. The heat put additional pressure on the health and care system,...

Healthcare Roundup 15 July 2022

A heatwave piled more pressure on the NHS, with every ambulance service in the country moving to a level-4 alert. A specialist orthopaedic hospital trust signed an EPR deal with System C, as an Epic...

Healthcare Roundup 8 July 2022

Boris Johnson’s administration collapsed in chaos, as the departure of health and social care secretary Sajid Javid and chancellor Rishi Sunak triggered the departure of around 50 ministers and government post-holders and a new round...

Manifesto funding pledges ‘would all fall short’

Healthcare Roundup 1 July 2022

The Health and Care Act 2022 finally took effect, putting integrated care systems on a statutory footing. The Department of Health and Social Care published ‘A plant for digital health and social care’ rounding up...

Healthcare Roundup 24 June 2022

Scotland published the Bill that will enable the creation of its radical National Care Service, to try and end the postcode lottery of social care, and encourage greater integration with the NHS. Opposition parties and...

Healthcare Roundup 17 June 2022

The raw politics of the NHS were on display in Liverpool, as politicians, NHS leaders, and think-tanks debated current crises and future plans at NHS Confed Expo. The Department of Health and Social Care published...

Healthcare Roundup 10 June 2022

Health and social care secretary Sajid Javid baffled NHS watchers by referring to it as a defunct video rental store. A spokesman said his reference to the NHS as “a Blockbuster healthcare system in the...

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