The Government has now launched its test and trace programme which Prime Minister Boris Johnson previously described would be “world-beating”. The launch has not been without its teething problems. What impact will this system have?
Over £116 million has now been donated to the NHS Charities Together Covid-19 Appeal. Healthcare workers need support and the public have responded. Dan Male speaks to Ellie Orion, Chief Executive of the charity group about the spending so far and their plans for the long term.
The folks at NHS Digital have been exceptionally busy over the past 10 weeks. While advancements in digital health have progressed at an unprecedented rate, good innovations must be kept long after the Covid pandemic has finally been managed.
Covid-19 has shifted the dial of discussion surrounding integrated care. Following years of gradual change in the health and care policy landscape, the coronavirus crisis has provided the biggest impetus so far for providers to foster a new model of working.
The global Covid-19 pandemic is a health emergency unlike any we have known in living memory. But it is also a mental health emergency, with significant immediate and long-lasting effects, writes Andy Bell, Deputy Chief Executive at the Centre for Mental Health.
“In one sense, what the pandemic has done is to accelerate the slow overwhelm of the health system by long-term chronic conditions.” Richard Gold explains why post-Covid thinking about healthcare should be framed as a long-term chronic problem not a short term acute fix.
Professor Martin Green, Chief Executive of Care England, emphasises how this pandemic has underscored major faults in UK social care policy.
With the UK approaching the peak of expected hospital admissions amid the Covid-19 crisis, Editor Dan Male sat down with former Secretary of State for Health The Rt. Hon Stephen Dorrell to discuss the importance of securing personal protective equipment (PPE) supply chains for teams on the frontline