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Bield recruits director to drive HR and people strategy

Bield Housing and Care has hired Nikki Ritchie to the role of director of people and organisational development as the provider looks to deliver its strategy around staff wellbeing and performance. Ritchie has been appointed to help increase staff development and retention across the organisation, which employs more than 800...

Signature partners Alzheimer’s Research UK on dementia awareness

Signature Senior Lifestyle and Alzheimer’s Research UK are partnering to raise awareness of dementia and funds to support research into a treatment. The charity will also support the provider, which has 36 care homes across London and the South East, with its My Life dementia strategy. My Life features a mandatory...

Liberty Protection Safeguards: what does it mean for you?

Health and care partner Neil Ward and principal associate Molly Sanghera of Mills & Reeve discuss the Liberty Protection Safeguards consultation process and share first thoughts It is early days since the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and Ministry of Justice launched its 16-week consultation which will remain...

Assistive technology body appoints David Stockdale as CEO

David Stockdale has been appointed as chief executive officer of the British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA) and will join in the middle of next month. Stockdale brings more than two decades of senior management and leadership experience to the role. Most recently, he led the British Tinnitus Association for 12 years as chief executive. He has also held senior roles at People United Against Crime and Young Voice. In addition, he is a trustee and chair of the board of trustees of the Sheffield Young Carers Project, as well as a...

Eden Futures opens accommodation in Coventry

Eden Futures has opened independent living accommodation for adults with learning disabilities, autism and mental health needs in Coventry, West Midlands. The property consists of 15 purpose-built apartments and is a partnership venture between the provider, Coventry City Council and Auckland Home Solutions CIC. Auckland, the registered social landlord, will manage the property, while Eden will provide care and support. ‘This new bespoke accommodation complements our existing services in the city and enables us to expand our services, with the aim of moving people out of long-term residential care to live more...

Staffing issues and unclean wards force facility into special measures

An independent specialist care provider has been placed in special measures by the CQC, with staffing issues once again at the centre of the regulator’s concerns. Cedar House in Barham, Canterbury, which is part of Coveberry Limited, provides low secure services for people with a learning disability or autistic people...

Ratings suspended at Huntercombe Hospital over safety concerns

Huntercombe Hospital Maidenhead has had its ratings suspended by the CQC after inspectors raised serious concerns over the safety and quality of care provided to young people at the site in Taplow. The hospital, which provides CAMHS services including a...

National Friendly appoints head of marketing

Georgia d’Esterre has been appointed to the newly created role of executive head of marketing at National Friendly. d’Esterre, who will also join the Society’s executive committee, takes up the post at a critical time for the friendly society as it continues to expand its capacity with new products and enhanced benefits. CEO Graham Singleton said d’Esterre would play a key...

DACB makes third hire this year to its health practice

International law firm DAC Beachcroft (DACB) has appointed regulatory partner Gemma Brannigan to its health, care and public law team. Brannigan joins from Clyde & Co where she acted predominantly for NHS Trusts, NHS Resolution and private healthcare insurers. Prior to that she was a partner at Capsticks.  She brings particular specialism in inquests, inquiries and investigations in the health...

Estop-Green appointed CEO of Princess Grace

Maxine Estop-Green has been appointed CEO of HCA Healthcare UK's Princess Grace Hospital in London.  Estop-Green has worked in the independent healthcare sector for two decades, most recently as London...

Your health in your hands

Microchip implants remain a long way from the mainstream but the technology is already moving beyond key fobs and contactless payments to health monitoring and medical records, with potentially...

Covid-19 pandemic exacerbates decline in NHS-funded IVF

There was a sharp decline in the proportion of IVF cycles funded by the NHS in 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic exacerbated the growing trend towards self-funding. Figures published today...

New Zealand: Vital Healthcare funds acquisitions with equity raise

NorthWest Healthcare Properties, as manager of NZX-listed Vital Healthcare Property Trust has completed the retail bookbuild component of its underwritten 1 for 8.54 pro rata accelerated entitlement offer announced April 28. Following the close, Vital has raised total gross proceeds of NZ$200m (US$128m). The offering was priced at NZ$2.95...

Finland: Terveystalo secures €50m funding for digital health services development

Terveystalo, the largest private health care service provider in Finland, has agreed a €50m (US$52.1m) loan with Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) to finance the company’s investments in digital healthcare services and applications. The seven-year loan will finance Terveystalo's digital development in 2022–2025. It will fund development of applications for private individuals, companies, public healthcare, and healthcare professionals. “With digitalisation, we can solve the most significant sustainability challenges in healthcare,” said Ville Iho, CEO of Terveystalo. “More efficient use of health data, better care management and the use of digital appointments can improve...

No more UK state-funded medical travel?

Until Brexit, the UK funded via the NHS 1,300-1,500 UK residents per year to travel to other EU member states for procedures unavailable in the UK within a medically justifiable timescale.  But a new annual UK report on cross-border healthcare suggests that the NHS is not planning to pay...

Dubai builds inbound wellness travel

Dubai is becoming a tourist hotspot for those seeking health and wellness destinations, leading to an increase in luxury clinics, hotel spas and wellness centres, offering people the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate, focusing on their personal health and wellbeing. The Dubai Health Experience, a brand created by Dubai Health Authority, has also recognised wellness as a key driver of UAE’s growing health tourism industry. The WHO defines self-care as ’the ability of individuals, families and communities to promote health, prevent disease, maintain health, and cope with illness and disability with or...

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