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View this email in your browser Responding to the health unions’ blueprint for the safe opening up of the NHS, Danny Mortimer, chief executive of NHS Employers, which is part of the NHS Confederation, said: “The last two months have…

Responding to the latest Downing Street press conference, Dr Layla McCay, director at the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, said: “While the temptation is understandable, we should listen to the experts and resist the urge to…

This is now the 8th weekly Blog published by the Socialist Health Association (SHA) commenting on how the Coronavirus pandemic is progressing both locally and globally. The lens we use is a socialist worldview where we aspire to One World and Planetary…

On yesterday’s Today programme Dr Katie Sanderson, a front line worker in the NHS, stressed the need for candour on the part of the government, absolute candour being a crucial constituent of the doctor patient relationship. Interestingly, Nick Robinson later…

The coronavirus pandemic has brought great change across our society, including in health and social care services. There are of course terrible consequences – loss of life, illness and bereaved families, as well as the closing down of normal social…

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been playing a critical role in transforming virtually every industry since the turn of the Century. However, it is only more recently that it has started to become influential in healthcare.  However, just as organisations were…

The NHS and private sector need to work together, supported by the government, to offer the services that all patients need Death rates of cancer patients and those with other conditions could increase if restrictions on hospital capacity are not…

Ventilator shortage

Responding to today’s Downing Street press briefing about care capacity and ventilator availability, Dr Layla McCay, director of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, said: “The early signs continue to be positive that the social distancing measures are…

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Doctorlink, the leading symptom assessment platform, is already available to 11 million NHS patients across the UK – and will be extended to millions more under the scheme Doctorlink has been selected to provide NHS video consultations and online triage…

Below are two appreciations of the late Julian Tudor Hart by the two editors of Healthmatters who knew him well. Readers are invited to add to these by sending their contributions to Paul Walker at paulcrawfordwalker@googlemail.com   1.   As a…

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