Vitality reports fall in average renewal fee rates
VitalityHealth has reported lower average renewal increase fees after changing its pricing structure to reflect clients’ desires to see their healthcare engagement taken as a measure. The insurer’s updated ABC pricing system now includes a client’s increasing Age; a person’s Base medical inflation rate, and…...
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Orders of St John reports ‘muted’ financial performance
Described as a ‘muted’ financial performance, not-for-profit operator The Orders of St John Care Trust (TOSJCT) reported income of £116.2m for the year ended 31 March 2017 on its care home and extra care estate, a 5% increase on the £110.6m achieved the previous year…....
Losses continue for C&C
The parent company of City & County Healthcare continued to report significant losses in the year ended 31 March 2017. C&C Topco Limited reported revenues of £157.3m, comprising £152m from continuing operations and £5.2m from acquisitions, a 27% rise on the £123.8m achieved the previous…...
Where to invest
Stakeholders in the sector give CM their personal views on the key areas to concentrate on in the coming year Philip Baylis, head of later living, Legal & General The over 65s are the fastest growing and by far wealthiest cohort within the UK. We…...
Sarah Whitebloom looks at the difficulties in finding out exactly who owns who in UK care Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Who guards the guards? Depending on the translation, it is the watchers who need watching. Maybe, though, it should be ‘the carers’, since Juvenal’s question…...
CM meets… Justin Hutchens
Filling the shoes of a sector figure like Chai Patel was never going to be an easy task. Eleanore Robinson meets the HC-One chief executive as he edges nearer to a year in role to find out how plans are going. CM How did you…...
InProgress: the latest care developments
Care developer Albion Care Communities has acquired a 70-bed care home site spanning 2.68 acres in Hereford. The site has full planning permission secured by property developer Prime Developments and will be operated by Dormy Care Communities. Hallmark Care Homes has acquired former Embrace Group…...
Ombudsman appoints new members
The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has appointed two members to its governing board, the Commission for Local Administration in England. Deep Sagar has been appointed chair of the audit and risk assurance committee, while Stephen J Perkins joins the commission as chair of…...
Three in four councils unable to help adults with disabilities plan for future
Sense is calling on the Government to give more resources to local authorities to help carers and adults with disabilities make future care plans. Taken from Freedom of Information data, Sense found that only one in four councils are in a position to help adults…...
Cigna appoints CEO
Cigna has appointed Phil Austin as CEO Europe as part of an expanded role and a restructured European team. Part of the international health solutions leadership team, Austin will lead the global health services’ strategic market development for growth in Europe. He joined Cigna in…...
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