HSJ Health Check podcast
This week we’re joined by Thea Stein, who recently moved into think tank world after nine years running an NHS trust.
Leaders at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust have been heavily criticised in an independent inquiry into the actions of former maintenance supervisor David Fuller.
US firm Palantir has officially been awarded the lucrative federated data platform deal, which is one of the biggest NHS data projects in recent years.
A trust that gave its name to a controversial A&E policy has seen performance improve significantly, so this week we discuss how North Bristol Trust handled the risks and how quickly its model could spread throughout the NHS.
This week Annabelle and James are joined by Saffron Cordery, deputy chief executive of NHS Providers.
As an increasing number of hospitals appoint shared CEOs and chairs – and more large “groups” are created – we discuss the benefits and drawbacks to this new(ish) way of running things.
This week we’re joined by Roger Kline, academic and workforce culture consultant, to discuss Steve Barclay’s latest edict ordering the NHS to stop recruiting to equality, diversity and inclusion roles. Was the letter just red meat for the Daily Mail or could it do real damage?
Sir Jim Mackey is moving on from Northumbria Healthcare FT after 18 years and taking the top job at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals FT. This week we discuss what this means for the NHS in the North East and also for NHSE, where he will be leaving his chief operating ...
On the podcast this week we bring you the highlights and analysis from the Labour party conference in Liverpool.
Less than halfway through the financial year all 42 integrated care systems are in deficit.
Nothing is more important than the process of giving birth, but hospitals are increasingly struggling to induce mothers-to-be on time.
Rishi Sunak announced an impressive sounding sum of money last week, apparently to help the NHS cope with winter pressures.
Manager regulation remains firmly in the spotlight so this week we ask: will it actually happen this time?
NHS trusts have been told by the government to carry out urgent risk assessments if they have a certain type of lightweight concrete in their buildings.
Last Friday, neonatal nurse Lucy Letby was found guilty of 14 counts of murder and attempted murder.
This week HSJ Health Check focuses on patient experience and public perception of the NHS, with guests from National Voices and the Picker Institute.
General practice – already under pressure – will be under the political spotlight over the next 12 months, with an election looming and the GP contract up for renewal.
Now that NHS England has finally published its new standards for leaders, we discuss how the revised ‘Fit and Proper Person Test’ will work, and if it is enough to stop the revolving door of poor leaders.
This week we assess the damage after one of the toughest weeks of NHS strike action, with junior doctors and consultants both taking action.
A ‘shocking’ volume of mental health patients are attending A&E but whose fault is it – and what is the solution?
This week bureau chief Ben Clover is joined by colleagues to discuss some of the biggest stories ahead of the junior doctors’ strike.
This week bureau chief Ben Clover is joined by colleagues Nick Kituno and Zoe Tidman to talk about the workforce plan, leaving things up to ICBs and where is and isn’t getting a new hospital.
This week HSJ is joined by Nigel Edwards, chief executive of the Nuffield Trust, and Richard Murray, chief executive of the King’s Fund, who are both nearing the end of long stints at the think tanks.
NHS England’s surprise decision to hand US tech giant Palantir a further £25m deal this week without a competitive process provoked a mixture of fury and confusion.
We’re joined by Matthew Taylor, NHS Confederation chief and HSJ Health Check fan, to discuss Amanda Pritchard’s speech and other developments on day one of the ConfedExpo conference.
This week’s Health Check discusses data revealing the true scale of long A&E waits for mental health patients and what acute trusts are trying to do about it without extra national funding.
Targets to reduce the number of outpatient appointments are not being met by trusts. On this episode, we discuss why there were still more than 124 million outpatient appointments in the NHS last year – despite pressure to cut them – and what is being done about it.
After seemingly endless delays, the fate of the ‘40 new hospitals’ has finally been revealed by the government.
The government’s 40 “new hospitals” has dominated headlines – and decisions – over NHS capital funding in recent years, but this week HSJ revealed dozens of trusts are still waiting for money promised by the previous big capital programme.
On this week’s episode bureau chief Ben Clover talks to deputy editor Dave West about whether the election cycle affects the NHS’s capital projects.
On this week’s episode our editor Alastair McLellan reveals why NHS England’s elective recovery director Jim Mackey is replacing David Sloman as national operations lead later this year.
NHS leaders are being told they must prioritise balancing the books above all else, with some trusts even being asked to keep staff numbers down to save money.
A legal battle has erupted between a hospital trust and bank-backed PFI company over fire safety and payment refusals. We discuss why the case has potentially wider implications for other NHS trusts.
A consortium of British companies has been knocked out of the hotly contested competition to win a £480m contract to provide the NHS with a new data platform.
Patricia Hewitt’s much-anticipated review of ICS autonomy was published this week. We discuss its recommendations, the politics behind it, and what meaningful, lasting impact it could have.
NHS Blood and Transplant has been embroiled in allegations of racism that stretch back several years.
This week we discuss a quirk of last week’s pay deal between health unions and the government, which could see staff at the top of Agenda for Change paid more than senior managers.
This week we analyse the Spring Budget and what it means for the NHS, in particular the pensions tax overhaul.
With this year’s NHS staff survey results just landed, we take a look at those invaluable annual insights into how the workforce is feeling.
Could foundation trusts be hindering the success of integrated care systems – and is it time to do away with them? One foundation trust chair thinks so and we discuss the merits of the idea on the show this week.
Fresh from starting work as NHS Providers’ new chief executive, Sir Julian Hartley joins HSJ Health Check to talk about collaboration, strikes, reform and more.
Many NHS technology programmes are facing an uncertain future following revelations NHS England’s tech budget is being drastically cut.
With A&E performance seemingly improving from its December lows, we discuss the new target health systems will be working towards as well as examining what changes the new executive director of urgent and emergency care has planned.
The debate over single patient rooms has raged for many years, but emerging news from Liverpool’s new hospital suggests it could be a game-changer for cutting patients’ length of stay. We discuss the impact of the much-maligned city trust’s new hospital on patient flow.
An HSJ Investigation has revealed trusts are denying staff employed by their wholly owned subsidiary companies the pay and conditions offered to other staff. We discuss why this forgotten group of the workforce are missing out.
Bids are open for NHS England’s new £480m national data platform – will it make the NHS better connected and more efficient, or is it a national vanity project? We also discuss who the successful bidders might be.
NHS trusts have been given 20 days by NHS England to book in all patients who have been waiting longer than 78 weeks for their elective appointment.
The HSJ team make their predictions for what the new year could bring for the health service, including a return of deficits, tough times for the hospital building programme and a big year for mental health reform.
On this episode, our team brings you the very latest news and analysis of the strike action hitting the NHS this week.
This week, we bring you the latest on the hospital building programme, including confirmation that all new buildings must have single patient rooms. We discuss the staffing and safety challenges this will bring for trusts.
‘Rubbish’ communications have been blamed by senior NHS leaders for causing a flood of people going to A&E with Group Strep A concerns, with calls to NHS 111 hitting record levels so far this winter.
NHS England’s protracted bid to scrap the four-hour A&E target has finally been shelved by ministers, as we exclusively revealed last week.
Former Labour health secretary Patricia Hewitt has been charged with reviewing the role of integrated care systems by Jeremy Hunt.
This week we bring you our reaction to Steve Barclay’s first major speech since returning as health and social care secretary, during which HSJ questioned him about his view on NHS funding.
This week Annabelle and Dave are joined by Miriam Deakin, director of policy and strategy at NHS Providers, and we discuss what could be in store for the NHS in next week’s spending review.
The fate of the “40 new hospitals” hangs in the balance, with trusts hoping for a decision on funding by the end of the year.
Steve Barclay returns as health secretary, and he joins the NHS at a time when the health service faces its worst funding squeeze in many decades.
Former health secretary Jeremy Hunt is now the most powerful person in the country. We discuss what some of his mini-budget reversals mean for the NHS and if the health service is safe in his hands.
Two out of three integrated care systems are already reporting sizeable deficits in their first year of existence.
On this week’s episode we bring you the highlights of the Tory party conference, where the NHS felt like a “sideshow”.
With warnings the public sector could be forced to bear the brunt of last week’s tax cuts, we discuss the dire impact this will have on the NHS’ finances, its ability to retain staff and deal with the covid backlog.
Amid four “inadequate” ratings and a new leadership inspection, is the writing on the wall for one of the NHS’ worst performing trusts over the last decade?
NHS trusts have more than £18bn in covid cash reserves, but how helpful is this extra money?
As a new secretary of state takes up the reins, HSJ examines the situation she inherits and what she might do.
The NHS has been told by the government to cut management consultancy spend and completely freeze recruitment at a national level.
This week HSJ revealed the final trusts added to the ‘new hospital’ programme, which are also thought to have some of the most dangerous estates in the NHS.
Significant tensions between a mental health trust and an ICS have prompted the trust’s chief executive to resign.
The NHS needs “fewer layers of management” – this remark, made by Tory leadership hopeful Liz Truss, is one of the first significant comments made about the NHS by either candidate this summer.
This week, we revisit the thorny subject of accident and emergency standards, following calls for a new six-hour target to be introduced.
Hospital leaders have warned there is a lack of accountability in the NHS, adding this could undermine public and political trust in the service.
The NHS must find the money to fund an extra £2bn of the staff pay bill, after the government decided to increase it beyond the 3 per cent rise that was budgeted for.
On Monday night all ambulance services in England declared the highest level of alert.
Tough times are ahead for the NHS, with a “nightmare” new health and social care secretary appointed and performance spiralling.
The NHS is facing a major reorganisation this year, including within NHS England itself.
Race and racism in NHS leadership and workforce, and health inequalities, are the subject of this week’s HSJ Health Check podcast.
This week the news team bring you the podcast from the NHS Confed/Expo conference in Liverpool.
Coordination of waiting lists and elective treatment across health systems and regions should be ‘far more systematic’, and could have happened earlier, chief executives of some of the hardest hit trusts have told HSJ.
This week our focus is on new ways of delivering care in the NHS.
“Our project is in jeopardy.” This is the verdict of one trust working on long-needed major hospital redevelopments, which were promised by the government in the run-up to the 2019 general election.
On this week’s episode, we discuss NHS England’s leaked staff survey results, which reveal the best and worst performing departments and regions, and deliver a particularly worrying verdict on the People Directorate.
Three further acute trusts are considering a move to joint leadership, HSJ has learned, and mental health hubs for NHS staff are being underused – we analyse both issues on this week’s HSJ Health Check podcast.
A plethora of complex governance arrangements are being set up in and around ICSs – which are only just due to become statutory. We discuss why these complications might hinder successful service change.
The NHS has been told to scale back infection control measures, but what will this mean for staff and patients?
NHS England has asked systems to ensure their financial plans break even this year – but this is easier said than done when many face deficits of over £100m.
On this week’s episode we explore the pressure points hindering the NHS’s recovery this spring.
It’s been a sobering week for the NHS, with the long-awaited review of the NHS’s latest safety scandal and the annual Staff Survey both being published.
NHS spending is being scrutinised more than ever, with trusts asked to double the amount of annual efficiency savings they make.
Is it time to rethink how the NHS manages its elective waiting list? On this week’s episode we talk about the worryingly high number of people waiting over two years for their planned care – and the alarming number which do not even have a decision to admit.
As war rages in Ukraine, we discuss the impact of the West’s response against the Kremlin on NHS trusts with supply chains linked to Russia.
NHS England has introduced significant changes to the mechanism that is used to pay hospitals, with the era of covid ‘block contracts’ finally coming to an end.
NHS trusts are getting better – that’s the view of the Care Quality Commission, at least, which now rates only a single organisation as “inadequate”, and two-thirds as “good” or “outstanding”, a big shift from five years ago.
The man in charge of elective recovery in the NHS has said the health service faces more scrutiny from ministers, and the public, than ever before. But is the NHS ready to respond?
After weeks of wrangling over the elective recovery plan a compromise has been reached and on this week’s episode we get stuck into the politics surrounding it and of course what it means for NHS leaders.
Two very different trusts are under the spotlight after concerns were raised by whistleblowers about poor culture and behaviour.
With three national NHS England directors announcing their departures in recent days, this week’s episode examines why this is significant and the impact it could have on future policy making.
This week we discuss the politics around the elective recovery plan, following suggestions it could be announced imminently to distract from the goings on at Number 10.
NHS trusts will soon be forced to redeploy or dismiss staff members who have not had their covid jab and this week we discuss what this could mean for the safe running of the health service.
On this week’s podcast, we explain what the latest planning guidance from NHS England – published over Christmas – means for the service and its patients.
In the final episode of the year, we make our predictions for what 2022 could hold for the health service, including staff vaccination woes, spades in the ground for some ‘new hospitals’ and further delays for ICSs.
Record covid cases are being seen and the NHS must decide how to prepare for another potential wave in late December or January.
This week we dig into the latest NHS performance data, including the first detailed snapshot of how the NHS is coping this winter.
NHS staff are facing the prospect of another difficult winter. The Omicron variant, an accelerated booster campaign and expectations of elective recovery will be an immense challenge for a completely exhausted workforce.
This week the HSJ Health Check podcast hears how Number 10’s mission to integrate health and social care services has ramped up with some contentious thoughts, and discuss the NHS’ overall progress in its move towards integrated care systems.
This week we discuss Amanda Pritchard and Sajid Javid’s key messages to local NHS chiefs at this week’s NHS Providers conference.
This week we look at the latest NHS performance data and discuss hospitals’ chances of hitting crucial waiting time targets, as winter approaches.
This week we track the progress of the Health and Care Bill as the tricky April 2022 deadline closes in.
HSJ this week revealed NHS England has told all trusts and integrated care systems to stop ambulance handover delays ‘immediately’, following serious patient safety concerns.
The health service is clearly in a jam in the wake of covid – so why have Sajid Javid’s plans for ‘a year of reform’ antagonised some managers, GPs and other staff?
Health inequalities for those with a mental illness, learning disability or autism have existed for decades and the pandemic has made them even worse.
We discuss Sajid Javid’s first Tory conference as health secretary and try to pin down the ‘fundamental and far-reaching reforms’ he pledged to make.
On the podcast this week, we look ahead to winter and ask whether NHS England’s 10-point accident and emergency action plan could prevent a crisis.
On this week’s podcast, we discuss the knock-on impact covid has had on staffing and services, after medical consultants at a major acute trust warned its leadership that specialist staff shortages are causing services to become unsafe.
The government has announced £16bn more for the NHS — but NHS England is having to curb its ‘long-term plan’ ambitions and considering which of its budgets to shave. This week’s HSJ Health Check podcast explores why.
This week’s HSJ Health Check podcast discusses the warnings made by a Greater Manchester coroner over the risks of remote GP appointments, following the deaths of five people. Is it fair to blame general practice for the safety concerns?
This week’s HSJ Health Check podcast discusses the government comms “playbook” which, as revealed by HSJ, told trusts they should describe new wings, units and refurbishments as “new hospitals” — which they are not.
With seven months to go, we discuss what ICSs have to do before they become statutory on 1 April, amid brewing rows over who might sit on the board.
An HSJ investigation revealed this week that coroners have raised multiple concerns pandemic hospital visiting restrictions may have had a damaging effect on patient care.
Waits in accident and emergency departments have risen to an all-time high, according to the latest national data, while there has been a surge in the number of people calling ambulances for the most serious types of incidents.
This week’s NHS Health Check podcast is dedicated to all matters staffing: The Agenda for Change pay deal, how much integrated care system chiefs should get paid, and shielding staff not getting risk assessments.
A letter obtained by HSJ’s Nick Carding revealed the government has told eight of the most advanced “40 new hospitals” trusts to put produce plans to build much more cheaply — he discusses what it means on the HSJ Health Check podcast.
The sharp increase in shared NHS trust chairs and CEOs has been notable in recent months, with more key appointments made in London and the North West just this week.
Trusts received an unpleasant surprise last Friday when they were told they must do more elective procedures to receive money from the national £1bn ‘elective recovery fund’.
The Health and Care Bill has finally been published. We discuss the most eye-catching measures and the controversies surrounding what was supposed to be straightforward legislation.
With a new health secretary appointed days before the health bill was due to be published, we discuss what’s next for the legislation.
Harnessing an opportunity to use the ‘full power of data’ to improve patient care, or a worrying ‘data grab’?
Monday marked the deadline for applicants wanting to be the next NHS England CEO to throw their hat in the ring.
Dr Waheed Arian escaped from Afghanistan and came to the UK as a child refugee in 1999. Since then, he has become an A&E doctor and founded global telemedicine charity ‘Arian Teleheal’.
Under the cover of Cummings’ headline-grabbing testimony last week, NHS England gave the green light to plans to scrap the landmark four-hour accident and emergency target.
Dominic Cummings set the Commons health committee on fire with his serious allegations about Matt Hancock’s handling of the pandemic earlier this week.
HSJ revealed in an investigation this week that serious concerns were raised by patients at a mental health hospital for children in the years before it was rated ‘inadequate’ by the national regulator in March 2021.
In this week’s podcast we discuss how the government’s health and social care legislation plans are changing — both in substance and in context.
With Sir Simon Stevens stepping down from the NHS’ top job in July, the 12-week countdown to find a successor begins.
The NHS — and, indeed, the world — has been watching the catastrophic covid surge in India, with almost 400,000 cases recorded in a single day.
At the start of the pandemic, financial services company Greensill launched ‘Earnd’, an advanced payment system, for NHS staff. Some trusts signed up for it and it was given backing from senior figures in the health service.
Eating disorder services in the NHS are at crisis point, with lockdown making an already pressurised situation even worse.
After the first covid wave we took a deep dive into three regions in England – now as the third wave ebbs away we have returned once more.
Boris Johnson has appointed a new health adviser, well known to NHS health policy circles. Samantha Jones – former NHS England director and hospital chief – is to leave the private sector and move into the civil service.
The NHS has been given its planning guidance for the first half of this year – and it strikes a markedly different tone to previous years. But what else would you expect from 2021?
For the first time ever the leader of a mental health trust has been named HSJ’s top chief executive, and in a surprising turn of events, three former top-table leaders have departed our top 50 altogether. Why the fall from grace?
This week has seen the publication of not one but two huge sets of data: the biggest workforce survey in the world and the latest NHS performance stats – and we’ve crunched them both.
In a last minute controversial intervention, Matt Hancock has torpedoed plans in Lancashire to consolidate emergency services.
Reasonable or ‘unnecessarily hostile”? This week’s HSJ Health Check debates whether it’s right for a trust to threaten its staff with disciplinary or regulatory action if they seek to have their second covid jab early.
In this one-off HSJ podcast we talk to the UK head of the controversial firm Palantir, whose development and operation of an NHS covid-19 data store has been one of the pandemic’s apparent success stories.
HSJ revealed this week NHSX — the tech agency set up by Matt Hancock not quite two years ago — is set to merge into a new NHS England transformation directorate.
This week the HSJ Health Check team debate what the government’s health and care white paper – proposing the biggest NHS legislation in nearly a decade — will really mean.
This week we look at Rebecca Thomas’ investigation into “heartbreaking” patient safety incidents in University Hospitals Birmingham FT’s haematology services. HSJ’s involvement began after Rebecca was contacted by more whistleblowers than had ever got in touch with her previously about any subject.
“Resilience requires buffer and buffer can look wasteful until the moment that it isn’t,” Simon Stevens told MPs at a committee hearing in Parliament this week. We discuss how the pandemic made the NHS’ approach to running everything to optimum, just-in-time efficiency fell apart.
Operational pressures on the NHS because of covid are still high and, although admissions are starting to level off in some places, the usual winter challenge of patient discharge is more troubling than ever.
Hospitals in the Midlands are being primed to take covid patients from London and the South East, but with the tidal wave of covid admissions sweeping north this seems like a very short-term fix.
The HSJ team dissect what has been happening in a week of ever-climbing covid cases in hospital.
Revisit HSJ’s five most listened to podcast episodes of the year
Four HSJ correspondents make their predictions for the NHS in 2021, from the vaccination programme and tech reorganisation, through to change at the top, staffing and mental health.
This week has seen the first doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine administered in the UK, but the continuing covid pressures on the NHS remain, with concerns raised about the health service being overwhelmed in coming weeks and months.
The UK is the first country in the western world to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech covid vaccine and now the baton has been passed to the NHS to successfully deliver it.
This week has seen a flood of coronavirus related news so the podcast this week discusses two other important happenings, that might have been given more attention in normal times.
With delays to promised support clinics, warnings about the need to protect staff pay, and trusts accused of penalising staff during their recovery, we dig into why the NHS must provide serious support sooner rather than later for debilitating long-covid.
Vaccinating the population for covid-19 presents an enormous logistical challenge for NHS England and the NHS — the national and reputational impact of “screwing it up” would be devastating. HSJ Health Check asks if it can succeed; plus testing, and creaking emergency care.
Dave West, HSJ deputy editor, joins the Spectator magazine’s podcast to explain why dealing with a major covid outbreak at the same time as winter pressure would put an extreme strain on the NHS.
Recorded in the middle of another dramatic week for the NHS, the latest HSJ Health Check takes stock of whether primary care really has seen long-lasting innovation during the pandemic, and debates if a mood-measuring watch for GPs is the answer to burn-out.
Acute hospitals are still not taking mental health patients seriously enough, argues HSJ’s Rebecca Thomas in this week’s Health Check podcast. We also get an update on covid pressures on the health system.
On the podcast this week, we try to get to the bottom of this week’s political furore in the North West, the confusion that ensued and the impact the continued rise in covid admissions could have on normal NHS work. We also discover quite how long it takes to heat ...
As covid wave two crashes on to the North of England, HSJ Health Check discusses the last minute scrambles in the NHS to deal with admissions, try to protect elective care, and provide mass testing for staff.
To mark one year of the HSJ Health Check podcast we’re joined by special guest Nigel Edwards, chief executive of the Nuffield Trust, who shares his expert insight on the biggest operational, cultural and strategic changes the NHS has gone through during the pandemic.
This week the team delves into an exclusive HSJ summit interview with NHS chief executive Simon Stevens and weighs up the trade-offs the health service might need to make as covid cases rise, why legislation is still expected next year and why no comment on NHS finances could be significant.
The pressure is rising again on the health service but keeping it running smoothly this winter will rely on its workforce. This week the HSJ Health Check podcast focuses on some of the biggest issues facing NHS staff right now.
Payment by results is being swept away in favour of system funding and block payments — making some hospital chiefs very unhappy indeed. Meanwhile, is the government giving the NHS the money it needs to get through the pandemic? This week’s HSJ Health Check explores.
This week on the podcast the HSJ team discuss government plans to invest a reported £100bn to expand covid testing, amid thousands of people being denied potentially life-saving cancer screening during the pandemic’s peak - according to new statistics. We ask: Could the £100bn be better spent working through the ...
Autumn will bring pivotal funding decisions in the comprehensive spending review, while the NHS battles to “lock in” covid reforms, seek “near normal” capacity, and anticipate a surge in mental health demand. It must also brace itself for whatever coronavirus will bring next.
The Care Quality Commission’s chief executive has said inspections will no longer be “big, disruptive events” - HSJ’s podcast discusses how covid has changed how the regulator operates for better or worse.
In the week following Matt Hancock’s announcement of the abolition of Public Health England, HSJ Health Check examines the implication for the staff and functions of the important agency
The NHS People Plan included an ‘unacceptable’ mistake about LGBTQ+ people, fuelling debate about diversity and inclusion in the NHS, and its workforce culture and policy. HSJ Health Check covers the latest developments.
National guidance for the remainder of 2020-21 reveals NHS rows with councils over care funding will be back this winter, and sets a series of unattainable targets for resuming planned care. HSJ Health Check this week explains why.
Matt Hancock set out his post covid vision for health and care in a wide-ranging speech this week – HSJ’s podcast dissects key themes including staffing, emergency care, digital, system working and social care.
Recovery is the buzzword as the NHS tries to drag itself out of the deep hole dug by covid-19. This week’s HSJ Health Check is a deep dive into plans for recovery in three different regions.
Recovery is the buzzword as the NHS tries to drag itself out of the deep hole dug by covid-19. This week’s HSJ Health Check is a deep dive into plans for recovery in three different regions.
A government-commissioned review — into why mesh implants and other treatments were allowed to harm hundreds of women — said the failings were “caused and compounded by failings in the health system itself”. This week’s HSJ Health Check podcast considers why it is being buried by government.
Finance became a dirty word in the NHS as it went into covid crisis mode, but reality is slowly returning. HSJ Health Check looks at the financial landscape now faced by the NHS.
This week’s HSJ podcast reveals the dilemmas facing those running and working in the NHS as it tries to operate while keeping covid-19 outbreaks under control.
The week’s podcast explores whether system integration will become central to how the NHS recovers and resets after covid.
In this week’s episode, HSJ editor Alastair McLellan discusses the next phase for the NHS in the wake as services and government respond to the ongoing threat of coronavirus.
This week the team look at the latest on the effects of coronavirus on BAME staff, and planning for mitigating it via testing track-and-trace and getting the rest of the hospitals restarted.
With the focus fixed firmly on coronavirus, there are other important and urgent issues in healthcare going under the radar. In this week’s HSJ Health Check, we look at those things which are being passed by.
This week’s HSJ Health Check podcast examines leaked NHSX emails revealing its chief executive is worried its reputation is being damaged by ‘non-compliant’ tech.
This week’s HSJ Health Check podcast digs into the latest NHS performance data, revealing how coronavirus affected normal services – taking the weight off emergency departments, but lengthening the waiting list for planned care.
This HSJ Health Check podcast special explores the issues around testing, tracing and mortality rates.
On this week’s HSJ Health Check podcast we discuss warnings over a possible covid-linked condition in children, and Sir Simon Steven’s new guidance on the next phase of the response for the NHS.
For much of the country, coronavirus has peaked. This week’s HSJ Health Check debates the next steps.
This HSJ Health Check podcast special explores the legal rules and risks for the NHS as it tackles coronavirus.
This week’s HSJ Health Check podcast examines the latest in the NHS’ response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus continues to dominate the lives of healthcare leaders and policymakers, as it does this week’s HSJ Health Check.
The health service is in the grip of coronavirus covid-19, with hospital admissions and fatalities rising quickly. This week’s HSJ Health Check podcast discusses the major issues and challenges in this unfolding crisis.
The health service is beginning to feel the grip of coronavirus covid-19 in earnest — particularly in London and, to a lesser extent, the West Midlands. This week’s HSJ Health Check podcast debates the response to this unfolding crisis.
This week’s HSJ Health Check podcast examines what will probably be the largest ever, rapid-turnaround reconfiguration of NHS and care services, in preparation for the spread of covid-19.
With the national review of NHS targets drawing to a close, what is going to happen to the totemic four-hour accident and emergency waiting target? This week’s HSJ Health Check podcast considers the latest developments and next steps in the high-stakes process of reform.
Building hospitals or making progress on prevention and health inequalities, this week’s HSJ Health Check podcast asks if the government has got its priorities in order.
Annual NHS staff survey results have been published and in this week’s HSJ Health Check podcast, our team takes a closer look at the good, the bad and the ugly.
Amid speculation that government will seek to grab back some of NHS England’s power, this week’s HSJ Health Check considers whether NHSE is too big a beast — and how new legislation could seek to grapple with the issue. We also talk primary care cuts in Birmingham.
In an HSJ Health Check interview, the outgoing NHS England national clinical director for stroke, Tony Rudd, shares six hard-edged messages to the health and care system.
The inquiry on rogue surgeon Ian Paterson, West Suffolk Hospital dropping two ratings, and staff trouble at the Care Quality Commission — we discuss care quality dilemmas past and present on this week’s HSJ Health Check podcast.
The NHS’s marching orders for 2020-21 have been published — in this week’s HSJ Health Check podcast we explore big changes to funding rules and the top priorities from NHS England.
We reveal a big shift in integrated care system leadership, explore a new digital health venture — featuring your “digital twin” — and catch up with the workforce crisis, on this week’s HSJ Health Check podcast.
Listen to this week’s HSJ podcast, covering the row over ditching the four-hour standard, and revelations about harm from long-waits for appointments.
Listen to this week’s HSJ Health Check, discussing primary care networks, sexual assaults in mental health facilities and the significant worsening of accident and emergency performance.
Listen to this week’s HSJ Health Check, discussing the 10 things that mattered most for the NHS in the past decade, a podcast exclusive from HSJ editor Alastair McLellan.
Listen to this week’s HSJ Health Check podcast — we make our bold predictions for 2020 on three of the biggest issues for the NHS: Workforce, mental health and technology.
Listen to the HSJ Health Check podcast — the general election is over, and we give our early analysis of what the Conservative government with a large majority could mean for the NHS.
Listen to the HSJ Health Check podcast — our new episode covers the outlook for the nursing workforce as revealed by HSJ this week, norovirus and the flu turning up early for winter, and a Midlands trust landing an “outstanding” rating.
Listen to the HSJ Health Check podcast — this week we come from the HSJ Mental Health Summit in Leeds, and hear from mental health foundation trust chief Matthew Trainer, and sector leader Sean Duggan.
Listen to the HSJ Health Check manifesto special — we bring you a bonus extra podcast examining election proposals from the three main UK parties on health and care, covering funding, staffing and reform.
Listen to the HSJ Health Check podcast — this week we examine the tentative solution to the NHS pensions crisis, maternity failures in Shropshire, and the mysterious departure of a London finance director.
Listen to the HSJ Health Check podcast — this week we examine the Labour party’s big NHS announcement, and the exit of Greater Manchester’s “devo health” chief.
Listen to the HSJ Health Check podcast — this week we explain what the forthcoming general election means for the health service.
Listen to the HSJ Health Check podcast — this week we explain what the forthcoming general election means for the health service.
Listen to the HSJ Health Check podcast — this week we cover what the prime minister’s proposed Brexit deal would mean for the NHS, and whether the service is starting to feel the benefits from the first installment of its £20.5bn government funding boost.