Health landscape report: 8 – 12 April 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 

Department for Health and Social Care 

    • Guidance for adult social care employers on the training funds reimbursement scheme. 
    • Community diagnostic centre (CDC) sites have already delivered over 7 million tests, checks and scans to patients across England. 

UK Health Security Agency 

    • UKHSA urges overseas travellers, including Hajj pilgrims, to check well in advance to ensure they are up to date and have all necessary vaccinations 

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency 

Policy, think tanks, charities and representative bodies    

The Health Foundation  


  • Attitudes towards digital healthcare. [10/4] 
  • The research aims to understand respondents’ attitudes and perceptions around healthcare advancements and their likelihood to use these in future. 
    • 94% of Gen-Z and millennials are also open, to some degree, to following an AI and wearable driven health plan” (score 3-5 on a 5-point scale). 
    • “Only 2 in 5 people across any age group (42%) trust in AI capabilities overall” (score 4-5 on a 5-point scale). 

London Trusts    

Barts Health NHS Trust 

    • The surgical robot fleet at Barts Health is to be expanded thanks to £7.6million of funding from Barts Charity.

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 

    • A refurbished Liver Intensive Treatment Unit (ITU) at Denmark Hill is giving a better experience to patients and staff. 

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust