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...

Healthcare Roundup 4 November 2022

NHS England chief executive Amanda Pritchard told the King’s Fund’s annual conference that the NHS is facing a tougher time than it did during Covid. Steve Brine, the Conservative MP for Winchester and Chandler’s Ford,...

Healthcare Roundup 28 October 2022

Rishi Sunak became the latest prime minister of the UK. In his cabinet reshuffle, Therese Coffey left the Department of Health and Social Care and Steve Barclay took back the secretary of state position. All...

Healthcare Roundup 20 October 2022

A week of political drama saw prime minister Liz Truss sack a chancellor and a home secretary and then resign herself. Amid the turmoil, fears grew over the scale of the cuts that could be...

Healthcare Roundup 14 October 2022

NHS Blood and Transplant issued an alert over critically low blood stocks, as health authorities urged those eligible to come forward for Covid-19 and flu vaccinations to try and ward off a ‘twindemic’ this winter....

Healthcare Roundup 30 September 2022

The week’s news was dominated by the fall-out from the disastrous mini-budget unveiled by chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng. Amid big falls in the pound and turmoil in the bond markets, there were warnings that dire public...

Healthcare Roundup 23 September 2022

Ministers have released a new plan for patients, designed to improve access to NHS and care services. A mini-budget, or growth plan, has been published, confirming the cancellation of a health and social care levy....

Healthcare Roundup 16 September 2022

Mourning continued for Queen Elizabeth II. The government’s decision to declare a bank holiday on the day of her funeral threw NHS appointments into confusion. Indications grew that a ‘fiscal event’ triggering an emergency NHS...

Healthcare Roundup 9 September 2022

It was all change in government, as Liz Truss became Conservative Party leader and prime minister, and Therese Coffey became deputy prime minister and health and social care secretary. Coffey set out her priorities as...

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