Healthcare Roundup 5 March 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered a Budget that disappointed think-tanks and unions for failing to include a medium-term funding plan to help the NHS recover from the Covid-19 pandemic and to address the problems facing social...

Healthcare Roundup 26 February 2021

UK governments outlined their plans for lifting restrictions to control the spread of coronavirus, as vaccination campaigns continued, and the death toll reached 122,000. The English government’s procurement decisions during the pandemic started to receive some...

Healthcare Roundup 19 February 2021

The government hit its first Covid-19 vaccination target, but made it clear there is a long way to go before the UK exits lockdown. The Health Service Journal reported that NHSX could be wrapped into a new...

Healthcare Roundup 12 February 2021

The government launched a white paper that is likely to trigger another round of NHS reorganisation. The ‘Integration and Innovation’ paper proposes strengthening the centre’s grip on the service, while putting integrated care systems on...

Healthcare Roundup 5 February 2021

There was some good news on the Coronavirus front, as the government announced that 10 million people have received a first shot of the Covid-19 vaccine. However, Baroness Dido Harding, the head of NHS Test and...

Healthcare Roundup 29 January 2021

The last week of January saw the UK pass another grim Covid-19 milestone, while being warned that it was in for a long slog to get on top of the virus. The NHS in Wales...

Healthcare Roundup 22 January 2021

The UK recorded its highest ever death toll from Covid-19; but cases fell and vaccination numbers rose. NHS England encouraged trusts to set up Covid virtual wards to speed up discharges, matching the successful Covid Oximetry @home scheme to...

Healthcare Roundup 15 January 2021

England passed more grim milestones as the coronavirus pandemic continued to take its toll on deaths and NHS capacity. But the Department of Health and Social Care managed to publish plans for a significant reform...

Healthcare Roundup 08 January 2021

2021 picked up where 2020 had left off, with a surge in Covid-19 cases, a third lockdown for the UK, stark warnings that London’s healthcare system could be overwhelmed, and increasingly frantic efforts to get...

Healthcare Roundup 23 December 2020

A special edition of the Healthcare Roundup, in which we look back over 2020 and assess what the events of the year have meant for the NHS, healthcare technology and its suppliers. As a tumultuous...

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