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It’s Mental Health Awareness Week

UK’s mental health spending gap The mental health charity, Mind, have looked at investment across 42 NHS regions and found that there a nearly a two-fold difference in mental health spending across England. The biggest spenders were those such as South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw, spending £220.63 per person, per year, compared to Gloucestershire who only…

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GP pressures, innovation and bicycle prescriptions – This week’s Friday Five

Minister announces new national innovation ‘unit’ Health Minister Nicola Blackwood has announced that a new national unit is being established to oversee innovation and medicines. It will be led by Dr Sam Roberts, who is currently NHSE and I’s director of innovation and research. The innovation unit will house the accelerated access collaborative, which was…

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NHSX – Has the NHS’s digital revolution arrived?

This week, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, announced a new NHS body for digital, data and technology, NHSX. The aim of this new joint-venture between NHS England/Improvement and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is to work more closely with technology companies to improve IT in the…