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Residents and staff still waiting to be tested, survey finds

More than 4,000 staff and residents in not-for-profit care homes are still awaiting Covid-19 testing, analysis by the National Care Forum (NCF) has found.  A survey by the representative body to gather data relating to the whole home testing experience for staff and residents showed that while all care homes...

Over-45s split over government approach towards social care policy

Just over half (52%) of over-45s believe agreeing a social care policy will become a priority for government, according to a care report. The finding...

Civitas positive over prospects despite wider economic concerns

Civitas Social Housing is positive about its prospects despite the uncertain environment caused by Covid-19. The provider of care-based housing in the UK for individuals...

ARCO and CCN call for new planning classification

A planning classification should be introduced to incentivise the development of retirement communities, a report has suggested. The new C2R classification, which would fall between...

Care home providers to request more support from chancellor

Care home organisations are requesting the Chancellor of the Exchequer changes legislation so businesses in the sector can reclaim VAT. Simon Parker, founder of the Care Leaders Network, which has more than 250 members, is writing to Rishi Sunak asking for more support to help operators remain sustainable during the...

VIDEO: Simon Parker speaks to… 

In this episode Simon Parker, founder of the care management consultancy SP&P, speaks to Nadra Ahmed, executive chairman of the National Care Association. Last month, a survey by the association found almost three-quarters of care providers were concerned about the sustainability of their service. In this episode Simon and Nadra...

Health and social care resilience could lead to ‘influx of new investors’

The resilience shown in health and social care during the pandemic could lead to greater investor appetite in the sector. While some areas have performed better than others over the past four months, speakers during LaingBuisson’s M&A and Investing with Covid webinar said the long-term fundamentals across the sector remained. Sam Gray, managing partner at Apposite Capital, which invests in domiciliary and residential care services, as well as digital health, medtech, pharmaceuticals and diagnostics, argued the demand and supply imbalance in the health and social care has not gone away, and the...

Inspectors find ‘serious failings’ in care home

A care home has been found to have fallen significantly short of standards, with residents left ‘malnourished and dehydrated’. Temple Court in Kettering, Northamptonshire, has been rated ‘inadequate’, following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) last month. Inspectors found the service had not met its statutory obligation to inform the regulator about serious incidents without delay, including when people died or suffered injuries. Temple Court, run by Amicura Ltd (part of the Minster Care Group), is a nursing home registered to care for up to 54 older people, including people...

NHS funding fewer IVF cycles in England

The NHS is funding less than 30% of IVF cycles in some parts of England, according to new figures released by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA). Across England as a whole, only 35% of IVF treatment was funded by the NHS in 2018 – a fall of six...

Hospital providers warned not to pass on additional costs to self-pay patients

Self-pay demand could rebound as independent hospitals reopen to private patients and NHS waiting lists lengthen but hospital providers could face tough decisions over where to direct capacity and should think twice before passing on additional costs to patients,...

Bupa launches Covid-19 support services for employers

Bupa Health Clinics has launched a range of services to help businesses support the return of their staff following the initial wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. The services cover three areas - Check Me, Assess Me and Test Me – and are designed to ensure staff are both physically and mentally prepared to return after furlough and lockdown measures. The three...

Spire fined £1.2m after CMA probe into illegal price fixing

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has fined Spire Healthcare and six ophthalmologists a total of over £1.2m for illegal price fixing at the Regency Hospital in Macclesfield. Spire Healthcare Ltd and Spire Healthcare Group plc were fined £1.2m while the six consultants received fines of between £642 and £3,859 after admitting they had agreed to fix self-pay fees for...

Healthcare providers will adopt more outpatient settings post Covid

Healthcare delivery will likely see an increase in the adoption of outpatient settings following the Covid-19 pandemic, attendees at LaingBuisson’s M&A and Investing with Covid webinar heard. Partner at Deloitte...

Spire bolsters board with new non-executive director

Spire Healthcare has appointed Professor Clifford Shearman as an independent non-executive director with effect from 1 October 2020. Shearman, who will also join Spire’s clinical governance and safety committee from...

Advanced Oncotherapy secures up to £42m in new loan facilities

Advanced Oncotherapy has entered into two financing agreements giving it access to up to £42m of additional funding to develop and expand its next generation proton beam therapy LIGHT...

Hong Kong: Jinxin Fertility to take over Wuhan Huangpu Hospital

Chinese fertility services provider Jinxin Fertility Group it to take a 75% stake in Wuhan Huangpu Integrated Gynecology and Obstetrics Hospital in Wuhan. Financial terms have not been disclosed: Wuhan Huangpu Hospital is a for-profit Class III specialised maternity hospital located in Jiang’an District, Wuhan, Hubei Province. It is one of...

Switzerland: Polares Medical closes US$40m Series B funding

Clinical stage medical technology company Polares Medical has closed a US$40m round of financing led by Longitude Capital to advance the company’s clinical studies...

Sweden: Fredrik Gren to leave Ambea

After nine years with the company, Fredrik Gren has said that he is stepping down from Ambea, the largest care provider in the Nordic region. He will remain in...

UAE: GMU signs training agreement with Thumbay University Hospital

Gulf Medical University (GMU) in Ajman, UAE, has signed an agreement with Thumbay University Hospital at Al Jurf, Ajman. The hospital will serve as a clinical training site for...

India: Promoter of Metropolis sells stake to pay debt

The promoter and managing director of Mumbai-based diagnostics company Metropolis Healthcare has sold a 6.03% in the company to bring down debt. Ameera Shah sold 3 million shares at Rs1,383.44...

Germany: Compugroup Medical raises €341m to support growth

Germany’s Compugroup Medical has raised €341m (US$383.3m) in a placement of shares to support further growth. It sold 5.3 million shares at €64 per share in a deal managed by...

France: Affluent Medical raises €15.8m in private placement

Minimally invasive implant manufacturer Affluent Medical has raised €15.8m (US$17.7m) in a private placement led by venture capital firm Truffle Capital. It did so via its Truffle Biomedtech FCPI Fund and Truffle Innov FRR France. Other investors who participated include China’s Head Leader; Ginko Invest which has been a partner with the company for two joint ventures in Shanghai; Fate...

Hong Kong: Honliv Healthcare launches HK$345m IPO

Honliv Healthcare, the owner of the second-largest for-profit private general hospital in China is looking to raise up to HK$345m (US$44.5m) in an IPO in Hong Kong. A deal had been expected since the start of the year. The company is selling 150m shares, or a 25% stake in the company, at an indicative price range of HK$1.80-HK$2.30. There is also...

Australia: Sonic appoints Julian Adler as imaging head

Australian international pathology, imaging and medical centres operator Sonic Healthcare has appointed Julian Adler as chief executive of Sonic Imaging. Adler, a senior radiologist, was previously the CEO of Sonic’s Castlereagh Imaging and Illawarra Radiology Group and has been a member of the Sonic Imaging executive committee since 2011. The appointment follows the retirement of Philip Dubois. He is stepping down at the end of July. Duboi joined the Sonic group in 2001 as a senior radiologist when Sonic acquired the Queensland X-Ray diagnostic imaging group, of which he was the managing...

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