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...

Healthcare Roundup 11 March 2022

Sajid Javid became the latest in a long line of health and social care secretaries to call for a digital revolution in the NHS, when he gave a “major” reform speech in London this week....

Healthcare Roundup 4 March 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine impacted on the health service, as NHS trusts were told to cut their ties with gas provider Gazprom and to secure themselves against cyber-attacks. Meanwhile, integrated care systems were told to...

Healthcare Roundup 25 February 2022

The NHS looks set for a period of rows over wages and conditions, as the government looks to hold down both following the Covid-19 pandemic. But health secretary Sajid Javid has announced a major new...

Healthcare Roundup 18 February 2022

There were more signs that the NHS in England is getting ready to switch its focus from Covid-19 to normal running, with an interview in the Health Service Journal suggesting that trusts are about to...

Healthcare Roundup 11 February 2022

It was a big week for official government documents, with both the integration white paper and the NHS elective recovery plan seeing the light of day. Read next week’s Healthcare Roundup for analysis of the...

Healthcare Roundup 4 February 2022

The Health Service Journal reported that NHS England’s new transformation directorate, which is absorbing NHSX and NHS Digital, will have a bigger focus on electronic patient records than these agencies. The magazine has reported that...

Healthcare Roundup 28 January 2022

With politics consumed by the birthday cake row, it was a quiet week for health and care. England formally returned to ‘plan A’ for tackling the Covid-19 pandemic, as debate continued about making vaccinations compulsory...

Healthcare Roundup 21 January 2022

As England’s Covid-19 response became engulfed in rows over lockdown parties in Downing Street, health and social care secretary Sajid Javid announced an early end to almost all measures to control the spread of the...

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