Ensuring everyone has equal access to good healthcare is fundamental to reducing health inequalities. Dr Sharon Raymond, GP and director of Covid Crisis Rescue Foundation, is making accessibility easier through her Vaxi Taxi project, which helps those in London’s most vulnerable communities' access
On 7 September, Boris Johnson announced a new UK wide health and social care tax is to be introduced to pay for social care reform and NHS funding in England.
The pandemic has put pressure on services but also pushed forward innovation to tackle the significant challenges of frontline infection control and prevention that the NHS should build on.
Integrated care systems and hospital groups across the country are currently establishing scalable, digitally enabled, community diagnostic hubs. Siemens Healthineers gathered the views of health system stakeholders planning local diagnostic provision on the objectives and challenges of this approac
Pandemic disruption has meant waiting lists for lifesaving heart diagnosis and treatment could more than double within two years to over 550,000 in England, a new report from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) has warned.
In autumn 2020, the Government made a commitment to build 40 hospitals in England by 2030, with a budget of £3.7 billion. The government has announced the selection process for a further eight new hospitals. The new sites are intended to transform NHS services, for patients, staff and the community.
A project to provide additional capacity for endoscopy procedures is reducing waiting lists and helping patients receive essential care in Greater Manchester.
Disparities in the growth of waiting lists due to the pandemic highlight the importance of addressing unmet needs among certain populations.
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has adopted new technology to tackle the elective surgery backlog. West Middlesex hospital has reduced their time spent gathering pre-operative information by 63 per cent.
The highly anticipated Queen’s Speech of 11 May 2021 laid out the Government’s priorities for the year ahead. While inequality received just one line, the focus on education will be positive in addressing the social determinants of health.
Future heatwaves threaten the health of 12 million people in the UK, a new report by the Climate Coalition has warned.
Applications are now open for a share of a £3.3 million fund to support community projects in England aimed at tackling obesity, reducing smoking and improving learning among mothers and young babies.
Public Health England (PHE) is set to be replaced with a new body that will focus mainly on dealing with pandemics, new reports suggest.