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.
Health policy veteran, Chris Whitehouse, who founded and leads Whitehouse Communications has been elected (Tuesday 14th September) to serve as a Trustee of the Institute of Medical Ethics. The Institute promotes and supports the study and understanding of medical ethics and its integration into clinical practice through education, research, and publication. Whitehouse says: “I’m truly … Continued
In what was both an insightful and stimulating discussion, Whitehouse Communications and the Urology Trade Association (UTA) hosted a webinar, discussing the key priorities for the urology sector in light of the upcoming reforms to the NHS. Joining the panel was Clare Waymont, Urology Advanced Nurse Practitioner and President of the British Association of Urological Nurses; … Continued
We live in a healthcare system that is mostly designed for men. Although about half the European population is female, knowledge gaps persist on conditions that only affect women, or about those that affect men and women* but differently. The “second sex” has often been left out of scientific studies that informed political choices, and … Continued
There’s no recess for those looking to influence the Health and Care Bill With unprecedented healthcare spending, Labour’s fox has been well and truly shot Claims that the NHS is being privatised by stealth don’t stack up Schools have broken up for their summer holidays, confusion reigns over overseas holidays, and Parliament has gone into … Continued