Andy Cowper on NHS’ famously failed test and trace app and the politics of the “Covid-19 Blame Olympics”.
Rob Findlay’s insights over rising waiting times in April reveals over a million patients waiting longer than 18 weeks and 11,000 waiting longer than a year.
Tackling race inequalities will require commitment for the long haul, with locally engaged leadership and staff, including stronger allyship from white leaders and staff. By Shilpa Ross
Samantha Allen and Beth Lawton outline how placing digital at the centre of Sussex Partnership’s response to the pandemic has helped it transform services and deliver real benefits to patients and staff
About to complete two years at the DHSC this week, Matt Hancock’s in-tray for the third year looks particularly challenging in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, writes Richard Sloggett
Michael Wood shares NHS Confederation’ five-point plan for every system - offering leadership, guidance and practical support.
Andy Cowper gives the lowdown on the government’s bungled handling of the covid-19 pandemic
We want people to think and talk more about wider determinants of health, upstream interventions and preventive approaches – only then will we fully embrace all the pillars of public health, write David Kidney and Lisa McNally
Professor Partha Kar urges the NHS to make fundamental changes to their approach towards promoting racial equality within care systems.
Dr Richard Vautrey highlights how the pandemic has wrought solutions in general practices, with rapid responses to the needs of patients.
Coronavirus has hit the whole country hard, but for young people with cancer, the impact has been unimaginable. In this piece, Teenage Cancer Trust’s Director of Services, Dr Louise Soanes, talks about its psychological impact and how the vital support provided by the charity, must be preserved to protect the ...
A virus of racism would appear to be endemic in the NHS. In the eyes of many, racial bias, at an institutional level and at an individual level, is prevalent, and operates both consciously and unconsciously. An often-overlooked area is the impact on BME staff wellbeing. Simple reforms could bring ...
On the launch of the new Health and Care LGBTQ+ Leaders Network, our director of international relations, Layla McCay, shares her experience of being a gay woman in the NHS and her pride on being part of a movement that aims to transform the NHS into an inclusive environment for ...
Paul Corrigan writes that the Government’s desire to produce a ‘world beating’ test, track and trace system is misplaced and counter-productive.
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On Monday HSJ revealed the government is planning to end the shielding programme for over two million ‘extremely clinically vulnerable’ people next month. The decision has highlighted many of the problems the programme has been faced with from the start.
Matthew Bevington sheds light on the remarkable turnaround in demand for PPEs where imports rose by 45 per cent in April, compared to a year earlier.
Based on evidence of earlier SARS-CoV epidemics, Valerie Amies and Clive Martinez analyse the current pandemic’s potential psychological toll on healthcare workers and the implications for sustainable service delivery
With no capacity for any operations other than the urgent and emergency, waiting list growth looms large over patients, writes Polly Dickerson.