Health landscape report: 24 – 28 June 2024

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This weekly report shares new data and policy information relating to general practice, with selected facts and figures highlighted.

This report is a flexible summary, with the aim of sharing and highlighting a wide range of data and policy information relating to London general practice published in a given week. Where we view information to be of significant interest it is reproduced directly below the links to make the key points quicker to digest.  

Please feel free to share any useful stats/links you think we could include in future reports.  

 Official bodies    

NHS Digital 

  • All recent data releases can be seen here. 
    • A leaflet about cervical screening by and for women with learning disabilities. 

 UK Health Security Agency 

    • Lists of those receiving pre-release access to UK Health Security Agency cover of vaccination evaluated rapidly (COVER) programme quarterly data. 


 Policy, think tanks, charities and representative bodies    

 The Health Foundation 

  • NHS waiting times are a key election issue, with both major political parties committing to tackle the backlog in care. But with the elective care waiting list standing at 7.6 million, the challenge ahead is huge. 
  • NHS standards for elective care waiting times have not been met since February 2016, while standards for ambulance and A&E waiting times have not been met since 2020/21 and 2015 respectively. 
  • There are no quick fixes, but the health service can recover with a long-term plan that combines: 
    • The right mix of policy change, 
    • Radical innovation and improvement, 
    • Long-term investment. 


    • New polling has found that around half of Britons (52%) support junior doctors going on strike (+6 ppts since May 2024). 
    • When asked which public sector workers they support or oppose going on strike, junior doctors rank third, behind nurses (60%) and ambulance workers (58%). 

 Smart Thinking: Institute for Government  

  • Decisions since 2010, which saw capital budgets in DHSC, DfE and MoJ down 18%, 17% and 69% respectively in 2015/16 relative to 2007/08 in real terms, with capital spending for education still 17% lower – have led to patients languishing on waiting lists, prisoners kept in over-crowded cells, and some pupils being taught in poor conditions. 

London Trusts    

Barts Health NHS Trust 

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust 

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust 

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust