Care leaders have expressed their disappointment after care for older people was once again overlooked in the chancellor’s Autumn Statement.Politics & policy
Category: Politics & policy
Former financial secretary to the Treasury Victoria Atkins has been appointed health and social care secretary in a major reshuffle.Politics & policy
Care leaders have expressed their disappointment after today’s King’s Speech failed to address pressures on the sector.Politics & policy
The government is opening 160 community diagnostic centres a year earlier than previously announced.Diagnostics
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has announced the government will spend £100 million to accelerate the use of artificial intelligence in life sciences.Politics & policy
New YouGov polling has found that two-thirds (65%) of UK adults support the NHS using more independent health providers.Politics & policy
We sit down with Ed Jones, who's worn many hats in UK's healthare and politics, to hear how he perceives the current political landscape.Politics & policy
The Local Government Association has issued a stark warning about social care funding to the chancellor ahead of the Autumn Statement next month.Social care
Skills for Care has announced plans to develop a 15-year workforce strategy for adult social care.Politics & policy
A coalition of leading health and social care organisations is calling on the government to tackle failings in the way older people are cared for in their final years of life.Politics & policy
The government has announced a £200 million package to help the NHS this winter, which includes £40 million to improve social care capacity.Politics & policy
Anne Milton says social care providers and representatives have the chance to ensure they use their voices to shape future policy decisions.Politics & policy
Amerdeep Somal has been appointed as the local government and social care ombudsman.Politics & policy
Minister Maclean today delivered a speech at the ARCO conference, shedding light on the government's plans for the retirement living sector.Health Investor Report
I wonder if, 75 years ago when Nye Bevan launched the NHS, he realised he was establishing a pillar of our national identity, asks Harry Hyman.Politics & policy
Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt has revealed a £650 million war chest to bolster economic growth in the UK's Life Sciences sector.Pharma
Paul Najsarek has been appointed as the interim local government and social care ombudsman.Politics & policy
The Independent Healthcare Providers Network has appointed Seema Kennedy as its new chair, replacing Lord Patel.Politics & policy
Staff at the Care Quality Commission have voted to take strike action over pay, its union Unison announced today.
David Hare has responded to the Public Accounts Committee report into managing backlogs and waiting times.
Robert Kilgour has called for care homes to be exempt from a new ‘green’ car park levy introduced by the Scottish government.Politics & policy
The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities renewed its call on the Scottish government to pause its National Care Service plans.Politics & policy
The Private Healthcare Information Network has appointed Claire Whyley and Keith Richards, as new members of its independent board of directors.Politics & policy
The government has set up a taskforce made up of academics and experts from the NHS and the independent sector to advise the government on ways to help the NHS recovery from the pandemic.Politics & policy
Discussions by NHS leaders about having wealthy patients pay for treatment have received harsh criticism amid accusations that the NHS is abandoning its core principles.Politics & policy
The health and social care system is being “gridlocked” by the current workforce crisis, a major new report has revealed.Politics & policy
The Competition and Markets Authority is threatening enforcement action against healthcare providers that failed to provide essential information to prospective patients.Politics & policy
Newly appointed secretary of state for health and social care Thérèse Coffey has outlined the government's intentions in a policy paper.Politics & policy
The government urgently needs to come forward with additional funding this year to help the ravaged adult social care sector.Politics & policy
The Department of Health and Social Care has published a plan to provide better care for people with a learning disability and people with autism.Politics & policy
We ask healthcare experts what they think of the current political situation and what needs to be a priority for the new secretary of state.Politics & policy
Health and social care secretary Sajid Javid last night resigned from his post saying he could “no long continue in good conscience”.Politics & policy
The Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) has appointed Dr Ian Gargan as chief executive, effective 5 September.Politics & policy
Priory Adult Care is to pay the Real Living Wage, a minimum of £9.90 an hour, to its support workers and healthcare assistants working in residential care homes.Social care
The government has published its policy paper for digital health and social care in England.Politics & policy
Almost all councils responding to a Local Government Association survey on the government’s adult social care reform agenda say they don’t have confidence that the funding earmarked for the reforms is sufficient.Surveys
Health and social care secretary Sajid Javid spoke at London Tech Week’s HealthTech Summit to launch the new data in health strategy ‘Data saves lives: reshaping health and social care with data’.Politics & policy
The Department for Health & Social Care lost 75% of the £12 billion it spent on personal protective equipment in the first year of the pandemic to inflated prices and kit that did not meet requirementsPolitics & policy
The chief social worker for adults Lyn Romeo and the Department of Health and Social Care has published an annual report highlighting key achievement and setting objectives for 2022/23Politics & policy
The government has announced that at least £500 million from the Health and Social Care Levy is to be spent on improving recruitment, retention, progression, and staff wellbeing for adult social care workers in England.Politics & policy
The Institute of Health and Social Care Management (IHSCM) has launched its People Plan for Social Care in the House of Lords.Politics & policy
Independent healthcare provider Circle Health Group is seeking to sponsor up to 500 visas for Ukrainian refugees and their families, and offering jobs at its 54 sites across Great Britain.Politics & policy
MPs have confirmed the appointment of Ian Dilks as the new chair of the independent regulator, the Care Quality Commission.Politics & policy
The House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee calls for a national health and care recovery plan to tackle waiting lists and improve access to care. It says the plan needs to rely largely on effective workforce planning.Topics
The UK government has announced a £300 million funding, in addition to the £162.5 million announced in October, to help boost recruitment and retention in social care as staff shortages worsen.Sector
The government won a vote in the House of Commons last night backing a social care cap for England, but the vote was passed with just 26 votes cutting the government majority of 80.
Trades Union United Voices of the World (UVW) members at Sage Nursing Home, a Jewish care home in Northwest London, are striking for three days starting next Wednesday.
The care sector faces catastrophic staff shortages unless unvaccinated workers get their Covid shot by midnight tonight or the government abandons its 'no jab, no job' policy, Unison has warned today.
Health secretary Sajid Javid is facing legal action over the introduction of mandatory vaccine policies for care workers, which claimants describe as an “unlawful and unnecessary restriction”.
The Prime Minister today announced a tax hike to raise £36 billion over the next three years to take on the social care crisis and plug holes in the NHS budget.
A long-running dispute involving more than 150 porters, cleaners, switchboard and catering staff employed by Mitie at Cumberland Infirmary has come to a positive conclusion
The National Audit Office today issued a report on the breadth of government’s response to Covid-19.
Care England, the representative body for independent adult social care providers, has expressed dismay at the government’s stance on social care reform following the Queen’s Speech in Parliament this morning.
More than 150 porters, cleaners, switchboard and catering staff employed by Mitie at Cumberland Infirmary in Cumbria are set to begin a 48-hour strike tomorrow over missing payments for working unsocial hours.
Short-term funding and the lack of a long-term vision has hampered planning, innovation and investment in adult social care, according to a report published today by the National Audit Office.
The Supreme Court today dismissed appeals that care workers should receive hourly pay for sleep-in shifts in the case of Mencap v Tomlinson-Blake.
A report by Public Policy Projects calls on the UK government to place digital innovation at the heart of reforms included in the recently published White Paper.
The government has launched its Health and Social Care White Paper which sets out proposals for the NHS’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.Politics & policy
The government has launched its Health and Social Care White Paper which sets out proposals for the NHS’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
NHS England’s national capacity contracts with the private healthcare sector during the Covid-19 pandemic are to be subjected to a national review,Politics & policy
Prime Minister Boris Johnson may be planning to reduce the role of private healthcare in NHS England.Politics & policy
Manchester University Foundation Trust has stated that it has encountered problems accessing capacity at its local Spire, BMI and Ramsay hospitalsPolitics & policy
NHS Digital and the Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) have begun the testing phase of a programme that will see data on privately-funded care from independent hospitals collected by the NHS for the first time.Politics & policy
A cross-party group of politicians and business leaders led by Conservative MP Imram Kham and including former Lib Dem health minister Paul Burstow and business secretary Sir Vince Cable have called on the government to commit up to £300 million in additional rent for primary healthcarPolitics & policy
The Independent Care Group, the representative body for independent care providers in York and North Yorkshire, said today the time has come time to end the confusion and hold the so-called ‘circuit-breaker’ lockdown in England and WalesSocial care
Public service union Unison today called on the government to ensure the roll-out of any Covid-19 vaccine is managed entirely by the NHS and public bodies, adding that it apposed the involvement of private firms and the use of unqualified staff.Clinical services
The Black Women in Leadership Network has appointed Bupa Group's chief medical officer Dr Paula Franklin to its advisory council.Politics & policy
Nursing homes workers’ labour unions from all over the world are joining forces on 1 October to demand a ‘shield against Covid-19’ to improve and protect the care sector workers and the people they care for.Social care
The National Care Forum (NCF), the representative body for UK not-for-profit social care providers has welcomed the government’s plan announced yesterday to protect care homes from Covid-19 over winter.Social care
The government says it will provide a £588 million fund to cover adult social care or the immediate costs of care in their own home for patients who require it when discharged from NHS care.Social care
A new organisation whose primary focus is public health protection and infectious disease capability is being established by the government, health and social care Secretary Matt Hancock has announced.Politics & policy