First draft of history material:
Pym, H. (2017). Health: a key issue in the general election. London: BBC Health News, April 19th 2017.
NHS England updated its publications calendar, covering the release of monthly NHS performance statistics, last week; following the Prime Minister’s announcement of the General Election on June 8th 2017.
Pym, H. (2017). Will NHS stats spark polling day debate? London: BBC Health News, April 24th 2017.
Promises, promises, promises:
Pym, H. (2017). Whose election promise adds up for the NHS? London: BBC Health News, May 18th 2017.
The BBC’s Reality Check series provides analysis and factual data on the various key topics raised:
Reality Check [Pre-election 2017 – ongoing series]. London: BBC Health News, May 2017.
Purdah Stops Play
Information on the scale of NHS budget deficits and under-performance won’t / can’t be published until after the general election, because of contested purdah rules:
Pym, H. (2017). NHS performance data delay ‘disappointing’, regulator says. London: BBC Health News, May 19th 2017.
Questions about the UK Statistics Authority (UKSA) official viewpoint on delays in releasing performance data:
Pym, H. (2017). Did NHS stats become a political football? London: BBC Health News, July 10th 2017.
Party Manifestos Explored
The Parties’ Manifestos in brief:
General election 2017: Manifesto guide on where the parties stand. London: BBC Election 2017 News / BBC Health News, May 25th 2017.
Taboo issues (unlikely to go away) not raised in the lead-up to this election:
Peachey, K. [and] Triggle, N. (2017). Election 2017: Older age – the white-hot issues not even being discussed. London: BBC Election 2017 News / BBC Health News, June 1st 2017.
Thinking the Unthinkable?
Patterson, J. (2017). Doing the unthinkable. London [Online]: NHSNetworks, June 16th 2017.