Healthcare Roundup 04 December 2020

As plans for mass inoculation against Covid-19 got underway, England emerged from its second lockdown amid concerns about the introduction of a new set of tier-restrictions and the cost of suspending them over Christmas. The...

Healthcare Roundup 27 November 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the spending review that detailed funding for the NHS and social care next year, including specifics around health technology and a £3 billion fund to support NHS recovery. This week’s Healthcare...

Healthcare Roundup 20 November 2020

The Commons’ Public Accounts Committee issued a report on healthcare technology that called for urgent action to avoid repeating the mistakes of NHS IT strategies past and to complete the digitisation of hospitals. We have...

Healthcare Roundup 13 November 2020

The Commons’ Public Accounts Committee issued a report on healthcare technology that called for urgent action to avoid repeating the mistakes of NHS IT strategies past and to complete the digitisation of hospitals. We have an analysis of...

Healthcare Roundup 06 November 2020

England endured a traumatic week, as a second lockdown was imposed at short notice to cope with the coronavirus pandemic, the NHS was put back on an emergency footing, and chancellor Rishi Sunak extended the...

Healthcare Roundup 30 October 2020

It was a grim week for news about the novel coronavirus, as cases and deaths rose rapidly in the UK, Scotland put its NHS back on an emergency footing, hospitals from Belfast to Leeds cancelled...

Healthcare Roundup 23 October 2020

There was more bad news on the impact of the novel coronavirus, as more areas of the north locked down, more trusts suspended elected activity, and the chancellor was forced to abandon plans for a...

Healthcare Roundup 16 October 2020

The English government spent the week arguing with council leaders over tier two and tier three lockdowns, and then announced that London would move into tier two from the end of the week. Against this...

Healthcare Roundup 09 October 2020

As properly wet autumn weather set in, there was no good news on the coronavirus front. Cases and hospitalisations climbed rapidly, as Scotland set out plans for ‘circuit breaker’ restrictions and England floated the idea...

Healthcare Roundup 02 October 2020

The NHS Confederation published a major report on how to ‘reset’ health and social care, following the coronavirus pandemic. It called for honesty about what can be achieved, investment, a leaner system, integrated care, and...

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