This course looks back and reviews the health service developments of the last quarter of 2019. The pre-election period, known as “purdah”, describes the period of time immediately before elections or referendums when restrictions on communications activity are in place. This was the case for the majority of November and December 2019.
Government bodies were unable to make public announcements before the December general election, which means that although the NHS dominated much of campaigning, there was a strong sense of calm before the storm. Having said this, the strain on providers continues, the NHS has overspent by £130m at half-year and the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry has called for increased investment in UK clinical research.Buy Now - £95 + VAT