Healthcare Roundup 1 June 2022

As the UK headed into the long, Jubilee bank holiday weekend, there was little cheer for its health services, which remained under enormous pressure as financial woes started to bite. GP associations warned that one...

Healthcare Roundup 27 May 2022

The health ministers of the G7 industrialised nations signed agreements to improve pandemic planning, tackle antimicrobial resistance, and address the health impacts of climate change. But in England, trusts and ambulances continue to come under...

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 6 May 2022

NHS arms length bodies will be reviewed as part of a Cabinet Office programme to look at the value of ALBs across the UK. Digitalhealth.net reported that former NHSX chief executive Matthew Gould is leaving...

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...

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