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Professor Green wants government to grasp the agenda Last month we saw the government bring forward legislation to make it compulsory to be vaccinated in care settings. The government felt that there was a need to introduce this legislation because of the vulnerability of care home residents and the impact...

Institutional investors back Octopus Real Estate’s care home plans

Octopus Real Estate (ORE) has raised a further £314m for its fund focusing on care homes, with commitments from new and existing institutional investors from the UK, Europe and Japan. The fundraise also attracted interest from local government pension schemes in the UK, with investments from Greater Manchester Pension Fund...

Cornerstone begins work on £10m specialist nursing home

Cornerstone Healthcare has started building work on its latest development Cale View in Wincanton, Somerset. The 74-bed home will provide care for adults of all ages, with challenging behaviours associated with complex neurological and mental health conditions. Care sector designers Northstar will project manage the development, while Midas Construction, part of...

Self-isolation exemptions for social care staff in Scotland

Changes to self-isolation rules for close contacts of Covid cases have been made in Scotland to allow essential staff in critical roles, including those in social care. It will be possible to apply to exempt those who work in critical roles where staff shortages are in danger of putting essential services, such as health and social care, transport and the provision of food supplies, at risk. Exemption will only be granted where members of staff voluntarily agree not to self-isolate. Staff must be double-vaccinated and in receipt of their second dose...

Care UK took responsibilities ‘seriously’, court finds

Care UK took its responsibilities to its customers ‘seriously’ when dealing with the admission of a permanent resident to a care home, a High Court judgment has found. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) had taken the provider to court to seek redress for residents who had been charged a compulsory upfront administration fee. The CMA had argued the fee was charged at a point where Care UK had provided no, or only minimal, services. However, a summary of the judgment said before a self-funded resident was admitted, the assessment carried...

Swift Covid response helps boost revenue at Mastercall

Out of hospital care provider Mastercall has reported a 10% rise in turnover to £12.2m for the year ended 30 September 2020. The social enterprise, which operates a range of primary care services across the north west of England, said the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic provided opportunities to respond...

Income up at WPA as it rebates customers for Covid disruption

PMI provider WPA paid out around £7.4m in premium rebates last year following restrictions on private healthcare activity during the UK’s first Covid lockdown. Premium income for the year ended 31 December 2020 increased from £109m to £111m, but the...

Policyholders decline but low claims boost surplus at Paycare

Health cash plan provider Paycare has said it could take up to two years for the number of policyholders to return to pre pandemic levels ­after announcing a 3.2% decline in premium income for the year ended 31 December 2020. Earned premium income came in at £6.4m against £6.6m in 2019 as Covid-19 resulted in a decrease in policyholder numbers....

Revenue falls at Mental Health Care UK as occupancy levels decline

Mental Health Care UK Limited has reported a 17.4% drop in revenue to £27.5m in the year ended 30 June 2020 following a fall in occupancy. The company, which provides specialist care for people with learning disabilities and mental health conditions, said average occupancy had fallen from 78.9% to 74%. The associated decline in revenue was compounded by the transfer...

The future of regulation

Corinne Slingo, partner at DAC Beachcroft, explores the future of regulation for health and social care providers in light of the White Paper and the CQC’s five-year strategy. On 11...

Eye Hospital Group ‘seriously impacted’ by pandemic

The Eye Hospitals Group, which trades as Ultralase and Optimax, has said its business was seriously impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic last year as it racked up operating losses...

OCL Vision welcomes new head of operations and six more staff additions

Private ophthalmic clinic OCL Vision has appointed Alby Wakeling as head of operations, as well as six additional hires across the clinic's nursing, operations and finance teams. These appointments are...

Sweden: Diaverum joins growing number of signatories to Ethical Principles in Health Care

Malmo-based Diaverum, a global renal care service provider with a focus on haemodialysis, has joined Ethical Principles in Health Care (EPiHC), a global cohort committed to building more sustainable business models by embedding ethical principles into their operations. EPiHC is a set of 10 concise, pragmatic and universally applicable values promoting...

The Netherlands: Affidea completes €150m credit facility with eye on expansion

Leading European diagnostic imaging, outpatient and cancer care services provider, Affidea, has announced the completion of a new credit line for €150m (US$176.9m) to further support the company’s strategy for growth. In the last eight months, Affidea has accelerated its growth strategy with a number of significant acquisitions, expanding its footprint in five new countries. In December 2020, Affidea expanded in Croatia with the acquisition of Sveti Rok outpatient provider; in January 2021,it added the nuclear medicine provider Gamma Clinica in Spain; in March 2021, Affidea expanded in the UK with the addition of the orthopaedic Fortius Group and in Northern Ireland with...

As European tourism returns, what next for medical travel?

The opening up of Europe should have come as a relief for inbound and outbound medical tourism. But an array of bans and new rules imposed by individual EU countries, often with little notice, for all or just non-vaccinated travellers, has left prospective medical travellers confused. Ian Youngman looks...

Greece-Italy health tourism project

In-MedTouR (Innovative Medical Tourism Strategy) is a new project which aims to create a cluster of cooperation between Greece and Italy’s businesses engaged in medical tourism. In-MedTouR is a project that will be implemented within the framework of the Interreg Greece-Italy V/A 2014-2020 programme. The countries have recognised that, in the cross-border area, there is a lack of cooperation between businesses and research/educational institutions, and a low involvement of businesses in research and development. The project aims to encourage cooperation between private or public hospitals, doctors, SPA, and wellness centres, as well...

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