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National Care Forum publishes eight-point plan for reform

The National Care Forum has published an eight-point plan for social care reform and urged the government to move forward from ‘rhetoric to action’. It wants to see social care at the heart of policy planning, with a system that is person-centred, fair and fit for the future; investment that...

Tax reforms needed to meet funding requirements, commission says

Tax reforms would be needed to meet proposed funding requirements of the NHS and social care over the next ten years. A report by the LSE-Lancet Commission on the future of the NHS argued the pandemic had reinforced the economic case to invest in health and estimated expenditure would need...

Acquisitions helps increase turnover and EBITDA at Keys Group

Keys Group continues to build up its portfolio of residential care homes and services due to increasing demand. The group, which provides residential, educational and transitional support services to people between the ages of eight and 18, has posted increasing turnover mainly due to acquisitions, its latest financial results showed. In...

Gentle persuasion

The government has launched a consultation looking at requiring care home providers, caring for older adults, to use only workers who have received their Covid jab. Alistair Kleebauer finds out how this may impact the homecare sector further down the line As frontline workers dealing with the most vulnerable people in society, much attention has been placed on care staff getting vaccinated against Covid-19. So much so that in April, the government launched a consultation on making vaccinations mandatory for care home workers. It argues this would provide further protection to...

Care homes under the hammer

Sam Sutton, associate, and Natalie Wade, corporate and health partner, at Mills & Reeve discuss the challenges of buying and selling a care home and offer tips for a successful transaction Buying or selling a care home can be a complicated business. Research has consistently estimated that between 70% and 90% of corporate acquisitions end in failure. The reasons why acquisitions fail are rarely straightforward and are often the result of multiple factors, but there are some practical steps that can be implemented by both buyers and sellers of assets in...

MAF Finance acquired by Begbies Traynor Group

Professional services consultancy Begbies Traynor Group has acquired MAF Finance Group, previously known as Midlands Asset Finance, in a deal worth up to £11.8m. The finance brokers, which is headquartered in South Normanton, Derbyshire, has a 46-strong team that covers healthcare, construction, engineering, manufacturing, agriculture and renewables, fleet management and...

Improved access to digital services needed as Covid takes its toll on mental health

Digital mental health platform Kooth is calling for greater access to online services in the UK following fresh evidence that the nation’s mental health has undergone a sharp decline over the past year.  Based on anonymous data from 192,000 people...

HM meets…Shams Maladwala

Already the UK’s most successful NHS PPU, Royal Marsden Private Care is about to embark on the next stage of its journey with the opening of a new facility in Cavendish Square. Maria Davies talks to managing director Shams Maladwala about the  growth plans for the business and its future in the heart of London’s private patient market The Royal...

Natural selection?

IHPN CEO David Hare discusses the NHS’s proposed ‘provider selection regime’ and what it means for independent healthcare providers While the government’s White Paper on NHS reform published earlier this year made much reference to why the current rules around competition and procurement in the NHS need to be changed, there was relatively little suggestion of what a new, more...

Partnership launched to offer lung assessment service

The Queen Square Imaging Centre has partnered with Heart & Lung Health to launch a one-stop lung health assessment service. The new service, which is led by the team of...

Civitas partners with Envivo Group to acquire Crusader Medical Care

Envivo Group has acquired Cardiff-based nursing care provider Crusader Medical Care. The operator provides care for people with highly acute, complex needs and challenging behaviours, including mental illness and acquired...

New procurement regime must be fairly applied, says IHPN

The Independent Healthcare Providers Network (IHPN) has urged NHS England to ensure that new NHS procurement rules are applied fairly to independent sector providers.  Responding to NHS England’s consultation on the proposed new...

Finland: Nukute appoints Hilden as chairman of the board

Former CEO and president of The Revenio Group, Timo Hildén, has been appointed chairman of the board of directors at Finnish medtech startup, Nukute. Nukute develops high-tech tools for the diagnosis and testing of respiratory diseases and conditions, including the home sleep apnea testing (HSAT) product. Alongside Hildén, Nukute appointed another...

China: Zhonghong Pulin stock price balloons on first day of trading on Shenzhen

Zhonghong Pulin Medical Products has listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, with the nitrile glove and PVC glove maker selling 41.7 million shares at Rmb48.59 (US$7.51m) per share, raising Rmb2.025bn. The stock price ballooned after launch, putting on over 200% on the first day of trading to reach Rmb159.80. The post-public-offering share capital of Zhonghong Medical, which was established in 2010, now totals Rmb166.67m. In 2019, its operating income reached Rmb1.17bn and it turned in a net profit of Rmb89.3m

Hair Transplants: A flagship for medical tourism?

In the last decade, the hair transplant industry grew by 192% according to the International Society Of Hair Restorations, helped in part by lowering prices and celebrities like Elon Musk and Wayne Rooney going public about their treatment.  A recent study of 90 hair treatment clinics operating in 11...

Vietnam Docosan healthcare booking app to expand

Based in Ho Chi Minh City, Docosan helps patients avoid long waits by letting them search and book doctors through its app. It has recently received US$1 million in seed funding and plans to expand into other countries. The investment was led by AppWorks, Taiwan-based early-stage investor with participation from David Ma and Huat Ventures. Founded in 2020, the app has been used by 50,000 patients for bookings and has 300 individual healthcare providers, from small family paediatric clinics to neurosurgeons at large private hospitals. Providers are vetted before being added to the...

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