Healthcare Roundup 17 November 2023

Prime minister Rishi Sunak launched a Cabinet reshuffle that brought a new team to the Department of Health and Social Care. New secretary of state Victoria Atkins indicated that she wants to settle the long-running strike action that has afflicted the NHS this year. The NHS Confederation pointed out that strikes were just one item in a difficult in-tray.

Ahead of the Autumn Statement in two weeks’ time, we have two background briefings on the long-term and short-term pressures that have led to the current NHS finance and productivity crisis and the implications for NHS IT. Productivity is set to be a key issue this winter, with consultants brought in to examine whether and why activity is not rising in line with funding and staff numbers.

The power of video marketing for health tech
Stabilising the NHS – it’s going to take a lot more than AI
Get it right, but get it done
Guest interview: Dr Jane Brightman
Getting it right – Positioning