The mini-Budget, which revealed that the Treasury has so far approved £32bn of support for health services for the response to Covid-19, should have dominated this week’s announcements. However long-running issues – such as the virus’s impact in care homes and concerns about testing – continued to demand attention.
Over the last few months we have experienced something that is unrivalled in living memory – a global pandemic. COVID-19 has hit healthcare systems like a tornado, lifting up areas and placing them elsewhere, causing a whirlwind of activity not seen in recent times.
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Today’s summer economic update by chancellor Rishi Sunak has shed more light on the recent announcement that an additional £1.5bn in capital funding will be allocated to the NHS this financial year.
The government and NHS central bodies must set out a capital strategy that clearly addresses backlog maintenance and a coherent plan for how it will function after the Covid-19 peak, according to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).
Covid-19 has presented many challenges to Bermuda’s health services, including the procurement of PPE and staffing pressures. But it will also have a financial impact and raises questions about how services should be funded moving forward.
NHS bodies in Wales will no longer have to repay strategic cash support and if they achieve their three-year break-even duty will not have to recover their historical deficits, Wales health and social services minister Vaughan Gething has announced.
Leicester became the first city to be subject to specific lockdown measures this week after the government showed its readiness to clamp back down when necessary despite easing restrictions generally.
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The changes in the finance regime in response to the Covid outbreak have given some finance staff a chance to use their skills in a different way to benefit patients and the wider organisation. For Karen Mascia, associate director of finance at Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust, and other members of her team, this meant volunteering to help organise the trust’s supply of personal protective equipment (PPE).
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