Healthcare Roundup 20 May 2022

The health impacts of the ‘cost of living crisis’ started to become apparent, with think-tanks and medical bodies calling for government action to address them. The government instead ditched parts of its policy to tackle...

Healthcare Roundup 12 May 2022

NHS England figures show that the NHS is working harder than ever, yet ambulance waits, A&E pressures, and overall waiting lists continue to grow. In Scotland, a patient satisfaction survey has shown a drop in...

Healthcare Roundup 29 April 2022

The government tabled an amendment to its Health and Care Bill to stop the NHS buying or using goods or services tainted by modern slavery, shortly before the bill received royal assent and became law....

Healthcare Roundup 22 April 202

The Scottish Government lifted more of its coronavirus controls as UK health services were told to relax infection control measures to boost capacity. US data firm Palantir made a surprise appointment from NHSX. FEDIP launched...

Healthcare Roundup 14 April 2022

As the country prepared for its Easter break, healthcare leaders warned the NHS is facing winter-levels of demand and wide-scale staff shortages. Professor Ben Goldacre published his independent review of healthcare data, calling for more...

Healthcare Roundup 8 April 2022

NHS leaders warned the system was under enormous pressure, amid a surge in Covid-19 cases that caused staff shortages in many sectors of the economy. The NHS in Wales launched a 111 online and telephone...

Healthcare Roundup 1 April 2022

It was a bad week for the NHS, with three reports highlighting failures, falling staff morale, and rising public dissatisfaction. However, despite the challenges, the King’s Fund and Nuffield Trust think-tanks argued that the public...

Healthcare Roundup 25 March 2022

Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered a spring statement to the Commons that was all kinds of bad news for the NHS, which is already being asked to make ‘unprecedented’ efficiency savings in the coming year. Meanwhile,...

Healthcare Roundup 18 March 2022

Covid-19 crept back into the news, as rates rose and Scotland cancelled plans to scrap the last of its control measures. Meanwhile, members of the Commons’ public accounts committee asked whether the Department of Health...

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