Health landscape report: 29 May – 2 June 2023

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

Official Bodies

NHS Digital


Department for Health and Social Care

Office for Health Improvement and Disparities

University of Oxford


Policy, think tanks, charities and representative bodies

British Journal of General Practice

Institute for Fiscal Studies 

  • Report: The distribution of public service spending [31/5].
    • “Health spending is concentrated on older adults, whose position in the income distribution markedly improved between the mid-1990s and early 2010s.
    • “Health spending is higher on those with low incomes and from deprived areas, reflecting patterns of ill health.
    • “Low-income and less-educated people make use of less specialist and preventative care conditional upon their healthcare needs.
    • “There is some evidence that low-income and less-educated people struggle to access health services when funding is constrained.”

Institute of Public Policy Research


Nuffield Trust





London Trusts

Barts Health NHS Trust

  • Article: Digitising Blood Transfusions [1/6].
    • Barts Health NHS Trust’s transfusion system has already been updated with electronic procedures and remote blood fridges. The final step towards enhancing patient safety and optimising service lies in the implementation of Bedside Electronic Transfusion checks for blood sample collection, labelling, and administration.
  • Press release: Whipps Cross redevelopment – an update from Alastair Finney [1/6].

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust 


Social media


  • The BMA has written to the Chancellor to call for a package of support for GPs to address inflationary pressures and prevent practice closures.
  • James Illman, HSJ journalist, sets out the NHS’ outpatient challenge in this thread.