Healthcare Roundup 30 April 2021

With the political world consumed by who paid for the redecoration of the prime minister’s flat (and his taste in soft furnishings) it was a quiet week for health – before Sir Simon Stevens announced...

Healthcare Roundup 23 April 2021

A fifth of the UK population has now received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine. Six NHS think-tanks, bodies and unions urged the government to invest in preventing a ‘haemorrhage’ of frontline staff just as...

Healthcare Roundup 16 April 2021

More experts concluded that Covid-19 is spread through the air and not surfaces, with significant implications for the ventilation of buildings as UK governments start to lift lockdown restrictions. Waiting lists in England rose again,...

Healthcare Roundup 9 April

The government announced that the NHS Covid-19 app would be updated on 12 April, as non-essential shops, gyms and outdoor hospitality reopens. Meanwhile, debate continued over the desirability of introducing ‘vaccine passports’, with civil liberties...

Healthcare Roundup 1 April 2021

The whole of the NHS in England is now covered by an integrated care system as of this week. The development comes as Boris Johnson announced a new Office for Health Promotion, and as leadership...

Healthcare Roundup 26 March 2021

In a bumper week for health and tech news: the first anniversary of the first coronavirus lockdown was marked across the UK, as the government brought forward legislation to lead the way out of the...

Healthcare Roundup 19 March 2021

As the Covid-19 death rate finally started to stabilise, calls were made for a public inquiry into the government’s handling of the pandemic. A week after experts predicted that chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Budget health and care funding...

Healthcare Roundup 12 March 2021

It’s a year since the World Health Organisation declared Covid-19 a pandemic, and a year since the last, big events on the UK calendar were allowed to go ahead. Since then, at least 125,000 people have died of the disease. There are...

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...

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