Tag: in focus

In focus – New Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

10th July 2018

A summary of the political background and biography of the Rt. Hon Matt Hancock MP (Conservative, West Suffolk) who was appointed to the the role of Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on 10 July 2018. Following the resignations of David Davis as Brexit Secretary and Boris Johnson as Foreign & Commonwealth Office, […]

In focus – Childhood obesity: a plan for action chapter 2

4th July 2018

The government has published its plan of the actions it will take to tackle childhood obesity by 2030. It commits to halve childhood obesity and significantly reduce the gap in obesity between children from the most and least deprived areas. Part one of the childhood obesity plan was published in 2016. Read our summary of […]

In focus – Better health and care for all

19th June 2018

In a report published by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham from Imperial’s Department of Surgery & Cancer, and Lord David Prior, Chair of UCL Hospital and former Conservative health minister, sets out a number of key reforms needed to maintain the health service. Read our summary of […]

Thinking on its own: AI in the NHS

1st February 2018

A new report from Reform gives a view of the current and future applications for artificial intelligence (AI) in the NHS. Thinking on its own: AI in the NHS offers insight into possible applications for AI in the NHS and barriers to its use. The report sets out recommendations for a policy framework for the […]

In focus – Treat as One

19th August 2017

Highlights from the report ‘Treat as One: Bridging the gap between mental and physical healthcare in general hospitals’. The National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) has released a study looking at mental healthcare in the general hospital setting of patients on an acute inpatient pathway. It aimed to identify and explore remediable […]

In focus – National cancer patient experience survey

21st September 2016

The National Cancer Patient Survey (NCPES) 2015 is the fifth iteration of the survey first undertaken in 2010. It has been designed to drive improvements in a patient’s experience of cancer care and inform commissioners and service providers. The 2015 survey has been published for the first time as Official Statistics. For the 2015 and […]