Covid-19 reader: 30 July
Covid-19 reader: 30 July
by Steve Brown
30 July 2021

Views on what a third wave will look like in the NHS, the case for waiving intellectual property rights on vaccines, and the latest estimates for vaccine impact. All on this week's further reading list.

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Efficiency ask must reflect extreme pressures
Efficiency ask must reflect extreme pressures
by Steve Brown
28 July 2021

The efficiency requirement placed on NHS trusts in the second half of 2021/22 must be reasonable and reflect the extreme pressures being faced currently by the NHS, according to NHS Providers.

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PAC slams level of financial risk in Covid response
PAC slams level of financial risk in Covid response
by Seamus Ward
25 July 2021

MPs have slammed ‘unacceptably high waste’ and ‘significant financial risk’ in the government’s response to the Covid pandemic.

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Covid reader: 23 July
Covid reader: 23 July
by Seamus Ward
23 July 2021

What do experts believe will happen following the relaxation of Covid rules, the impact of the pandemic on childhood vaccination uptake, and is Scotland beginning to bear down on a recent spike in cases? Our weekly review highlights further reading from the last seven days

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Questions over 3% pay award
Questions over 3% pay award
by Seamus Ward
22 July 2021

Many health service staff are to receive a 2021/22 pay rise of 3%, leaving unions disappointed and contemplating industrial action, and NHS managers questioning whether the £2.2bn cost will be fully funded.

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Covid reader: 16 July
Covid reader: 16 July
by Steve Brown
16 July 2021

The scientific advice behind July's relaxation of rules, why NHS pressure is not just about Covid admissions and the value of isolation. Our new weekly review highlights key further reading from the last week

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Bidding opens for next phase of national capital programme
Bidding opens for next phase of national capital programme
by Seamus Ward
15 July 2021

Trusts in England, particularly mental health providers, have been urged to bid for a place in the next stage of the government’s national hospital building programme.

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Recovery fund threshold increases
Recovery fund threshold increases
by Seamus Ward
12 July 2021

NHS England and NHS Improvement have increased the threshold activity level that must be achieved to receive funding from the elective recovery fund (ERF).

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Covid-19 update: 9 July
Covid-19 update: 9 July
by Steve Brown
09 July 2021

The end of almost all remaining Covid-19 restrictions is now expected to go-ahead from 19 July – a move welcomed by some, but deemed reckless by others. However, the NHS has warned that the predicted rising infection rates will inevitably impact on NHS recovery.

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Bill criticised over lack of workforce measures
Bill criticised over lack of workforce measures
by Seamus Ward
07 July 2021

NHS pressure groups have urged the government to add workforce planning measures to the new health and care bill.

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