The legacy of the pandemic will be fundamental reviews and reforms of the way health and social care throughout the United Kingdom are delivered, structured, funded, and regulated. Nightingale hospitals open in a matter of days, virus testing increased a hundredfold in a matter of weeks, frontline staffing increased by tens of thousands in a … Continued
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Problems loom large for British health and social care. Like many other European countries, a number of these problems are domestic: the UK has an ageing population with the demands on the NHS and social care growing at a near-exponential rate, and raising questions as to how public services can be funded in future. But … Continued
The House of Commons Health Select Committee has launch an inquiry on the impact of Brexit.
In the report of its Commission on Health and Social Care, the health think tank The King’s Fund has called for a single, ring-fenced budget for the NHS and social care, with a single commissioner for local services., rejecting new NHS charges and private insurance options in favour of public funding. Given the influential nature of … Continued
The Guardian reports that Shadow Care Minister Liz Kendall has suggested that Labour will deal with budgetary pressures on the NHS through savings made by fully integrating health and social care. The announcement comes after the Party faces pressures on ways to cover the budget needs of the NHS, particularly since last week Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls used an interview with … Continued
Sheffield’s clinical commissioning group and city council have unveiled plans to pool £237 million more than required by national Better Care Fund rules in 2015-16, with the “ultimate aim” of establishing an integrated budget for health and social care. The total pooled budget will amount to £278 million, £187 million coming from the CCG and … Continued
Mark Davies, Medical Director of the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), will leave the organisation in March, with his position on the board made redundant. Davies has been a prominent figure in the debate around confidentiality of patient data, which has been ignited in recent weeks over the rollout of the care.data scheme, … Continued
Whitehouse helps clients understand and engage with landmark changes in health and social care provision.
The pandemic changed our world of work, and impacted our (mental) health – it is now time for a holistic approach Post Pandemic Mental Health The COVID-19 pandemic had significant implications for the health and wellbeing of European workers. Most were required to adapt to working from home, while many essential workers who continued … Continued
On 25 May 2022, the Urology Trade Association (UTA) and The Urology Foundation (TUF) hosted a joint Parliamentary reception, based around the theme of working together to support innovation in the MedTech Sector. In May 2021, the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) announced that it was in the process of establishing a new … Continued
Sneering media elite are wrong again I have consistently predicted that Boris would not resign and would not face an imminent leadership crisis, despite the sneering elite of the Westminster media bubble predicting his downfall consistently since last December. On the contrary, I argued that there would be a Boris bounce and so it comes … Continued
International Women’s Day is an opportunity for us to shine a light on the issues affecting women, such as the gender health gap (more on that from Whitehouse here), and how these issues impact groups of women differently. Not all women have the same access to healthcare services, experience of healthcare or even health outcomes. … Continued