Since 2010, the NHS has endured the slowest growth in capital funding since its inception. The new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has announced a £1.8 billion boost to finance 20 substantial healthcare upgrade projects and address the maintenance backlog. Is this enough? And what comes next?
Decade-long strategies were once considered a ‘nice to have’ rather than a tangible option for UK healthcare. However, with the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan, there is a clear pathway for system transformation and better care. Public Policy Projects hosted Simon Stevens to outline his plan.
New analysis from the Improvement Analytics Unit, a joint initiative between NHS England and the Health Foundation, has found that more than four in ten emergency admissions to hospital involving care home residents could be avoided with better provision of preventative primary care.
The Department of Health and Social Care has launched a consultation on proposals to make the NHS Pension Scheme more flexible.
Healthcare depends upon two data types; the clinical determining the best we can do and the logistics that limit what most people will get. Right now, our best is diverging alarmingly from our average, say Professor Terry Young and Professor Stephen Smith. It's time to invest in logistics.
New evidence from the British Medical Association (BMA) shows that NHS hospitals in England are facing an ever-increasing struggle to cope with patient demand.
In response to the emphasis on prevention in the NHS Long Term Plan (LTP), Dan Male spoke to Professor Michael Escudier, Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons, about delivering prevention schemes, workforce training and the role of digital in oral health care.
There has been a “breakdown in the relationship” between the General Medical Council (GMC) and doctors, requiring fundamental reforms of the regulator. This is according to the newly published Independent Review of Gross Negligence Manslaughter and Culpable Homicide.
NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit (Arden & GEM) and the Satellite Applications Catapult have agreed a formal partnership to further embed the potential of satellite technology within digital healthcare transformation.
At a time when parliamentary democracy is illuminated in the media spotlight, it is easy to forget that plebiscite democracy has, through the millennia, come to challenge the power of the ruling classes. This phenomenon is beginning to take place in healthcare. Dean Fathers writes for ACJ.
The Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator (SHMI) reports on mortality at trust level across the NHS in England. Methodological changes will be made from the 16 May 2019 publication.
The government has invested £10 million in rest facilities for doctors across trusts in England. This comes as a result of lobbying by the British Medical Association (BMA) following claims by the group that current facilities are 'fundamentally unsafe.'
The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) has published new guidance to provide surgeons with up-to-date thinking on the development and implementation of surgical innovations, such as robot-assisted surgery and new operating techniques. So, what exactly does it entail?