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HSJ podcast: How the NHS was left high and dry in covid’s third wave

2021-01-22T06:00:00+00:00

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.

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HSJ podcast: The covid tidal wave heads North once more

2021-01-15T05:30:00+00:00

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.

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HSJ podcast: An NHS overwhelmed by covid

2021-01-06T13:02:00+00:00

The HSJ team dissect what has been happening in a week of ever-climbing covid cases in hospital.

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HSJ’s five most listened podcasts of 2020

2020-12-23T11:52:00+00:00By

Revisit HSJ’s five most listened to podcast episodes of the year

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HSJ podcast: Escaping the gloom – what 2021 holds for the NHS

2020-12-16T11:12:00+00:00

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.

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HSJ podcast: The NHS’ post-coital vaccine glow begins to fade

2020-12-10T17:09:00+00:00

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.

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HSJ podcast: Delivering the vaccine - the NHS’ greatest challenge

2020-12-03T15:47:00+00:00

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.

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HSJ podcast: Big decisions under cover of covid

2020-11-26T16:13:00+00:00

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.

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HSJ podcast: Long-covid care cannot be delayed any longer

2020-11-20T02:00:00+00:00

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.

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HSJ podcast: The job the NHS must not screw up

2020-11-12T17:01:00+00:00

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.

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Podcast: Can the NHS cope with covid?

2020-11-09T15:41:00+00:00

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.

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HSJ podcast: Is primary care ready for the second wave?

2020-11-05T16:11:00+00:00

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.

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HSJ podcast: Hospitals are still neglecting mental health

2020-10-29T18:11:00+00:00

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.

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HSJ podcast: The North reaches boiling point

2020-10-22T16:23:00+01:00

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 ...

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HSJ podcast: The NHS was not prepared for covid’s second wave

2020-10-15T16:54:00+01:00

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.

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HSJ podcast: Has covid changed the NHS forever?

2020-10-08T15:56:00+01:00

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.

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HSJ podcast: Simon Says

2020-10-01T11:00:00+01:00

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.

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HSJ podcast: What a second wave means for NHS staff

2020-09-23T08:07:00+01:00

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.

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HSJ podcast: A good old-fashioned NHS finance row

2020-09-18T08:47:00+01:00

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.

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HSJ podcast: Is the government sacrificing cancer recovery in favour of Operation Moonshot?

2020-09-10T16:00:00+01:00

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 ...

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HSJ podcast: Five great ‘known unknowns’ facing the NHS this autumn

2020-09-03T17:12:00+01:00

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.

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HSJ podcast: Has covid changed hospital inspections forever?

2020-08-28T08:26:00+01:00

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.

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HSJ podcast: Did PHE deserve to die?

2020-08-20T16:08:00+01:00

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

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HSJ podcast: Why the mistake in the People Plan matters

2020-08-13T16:33:00+01:00

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.

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HSJ podcast: Prepare for a winter of discontent

2020-08-07T07:29:00+01:00

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.

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HSJ podcast: Hancock’s vision for health and care after covid

2020-07-31T10:44:00+01:00

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.

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HSJ podcast: The unfolding scandal at East Kent

2020-07-24T05:59:00+01:00

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.

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HSJ podcast: A tale of three regions’ recovery

2020-07-16T16:39:00+01:00

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.

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HSJ podcast: Why the Cumberlege review is being buried

2020-07-09T13:55:00+01:00

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.

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HSJ podcast: How covid turned NHS finances on their head

2020-07-02T19:35:00+01:00

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.

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HSJ podcast: Running the health service under covid

2020-06-25T11:10:00+01:00

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.

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HSJ podcast: ICS' role in the covid recovery

2020-06-18T15:38:00+01:00

The week’s podcast explores whether system integration will become central to how the NHS recovers and resets after covid.

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HSJ podcast: What the next six months hold for the NHS

2020-06-11T16:08:00+01:00

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.

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HSJ podcast: Missing chapters and rebooted services

2020-06-04T14:30:00+01:00

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.

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HSJ podcast: What’s being missed while coronavirus dominates?

2020-05-28T16:06:00+01:00

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.

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HSJ podcast: Is ‘move fast and break things’ working for NHSX?

2020-05-21T15:37:00+01:00

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.

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HSJ podcast: How the NHS performed during the peak

2020-05-14T16:32:00+01:00

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.

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HSJ Health Check: Testing, tracing and mortality rates

2020-05-07T16:02:00+01:00

This HSJ Health Check podcast special explores the issues around testing, tracing and mortality rates.

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HSJ podcast: A possible covid-linked syndrome in children

2020-05-01T10:43:00+01:00

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.

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HSJ podcast: After the peak — recovery, restoration, reform

2020-04-23T16:23:00+01:00

For much of the country, coronavirus has peaked. This week’s HSJ Health Check debates the next steps.

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HSJ Health Check special: The NHS’ legal risk over covid-19

2020-04-20T11:11:00+01:00

This HSJ Health Check podcast special explores the legal rules and risks for the NHS as it tackles coronavirus.

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HSJ podcast: Empty beds, death numbers, and non-covid care

2020-04-16T14:03:00+01:00

This week’s HSJ Health Check podcast examines the latest in the NHS’ response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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HSJ podcast: Braced for peak coronavirus pressure

2020-04-09T15:11:00+01:00

Coronavirus continues to dominate the lives of healthcare leaders and policymakers, as it does this week’s HSJ Health Check.

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HSJ podcast: Staff, kit and collateral damage - the covid-19 response

2020-04-02T17:26:00+01:00

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.

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HSJ podcast: Coronavirus grips the NHS

2020-03-25T17:34:00+00:00

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.

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HSJ podcast: The great coronavirus reconfiguration

2020-03-13T16:45:00+00:00

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.

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HSJ podcast: What next for the A&E four-hour target?

2020-03-05T16:19:00+00:00

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.

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HSJ podcast: Are the government’s priorities in order?

2020-02-28T15:03:00+00:00

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.

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HSJ podcast: The ups and downs from the new NHS staff survey

2020-02-20T17:16:00+00:00

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.

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HSJ podcast: Has NHS England got too much power?

2020-02-14T09:40:00+00:00

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.

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HSJ podcast: Six home truths from an outgoing NHSE director

2020-02-12T13:26:00+00:00

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.

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HSJ podcast: Care quality at a crossroads

2020-02-07T09:23:00+00:00

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.

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HSJ podcast: What’s in the new NHS planning guidance?

2020-01-31T15:19:00+00:00

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.

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HSJ podcast: Integration, overseas staff, and meeting your digital twin

2020-01-24T10:11:00+00:00

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.

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HSJ Health Check: Ditching the 4-hour target and long-wait harm revealed

2020-01-17T09:16:00+00:00

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.

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HSJ podcast: The PCN furore, inpatient safety, and a step-change in A&E

2020-01-10T10:52:00+00:00

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.

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HSJ Health Check: Why the 2020s will beat the 2010s

2020-01-03T15:59:00+00:00

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.

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Car parks, capital and catering - what's in store for the NHS in 2020?

2019-12-20T10:22:00+00:00

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.

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HSJ Health Check: What a large Conservative majority means for the NHS

2019-12-13T15:28:00+00:00

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.

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HSJ podcast: When norovirus and flu visit early

2019-12-06T10:37:00+00:00

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.

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HSJ podcast: Have the politicians forgotten mental health?

2019-11-29T09:54:00+00:00

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.

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HSJ podcast: The election manifesto special

2019-11-25T16:32:00+00:00

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.

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HSJ Health Check: The pensions crisis latest

2019-11-21T17:25:00+00:00

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.

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HSJ Health Check: ‘Sane’ Labour’s plans for the NHS

2019-11-14T23:07:00+00:00

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.

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HSJ Health Check podcast: The Pauline Philip letter – trusts told to do whatever it takes

2019-11-08T04:06:00+00:00

Listen to the HSJ Health Check podcast — this week we explain what the forthcoming general election means for the health service.

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HSJ Health Check: What the election means for the NHS

2019-10-31T18:10:00+00:00

Listen to the HSJ Health Check podcast — this week we explain what the forthcoming general election means for the health service.

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HSJ Health Check: Brexit and the NHS’s new billions

2019-10-25T08:19:00+01:00

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.