Vitality enhances GP app

VitalityHealth has launched a new app-based GP service, which it says provides a full ‘clinic in your pocket’ experience for its members. The enhanced Vitality GP app is an evolution from the insurer’s original virtual GP service launched in 2015. As well as providing GP…...

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Is there a doctor on the payroll?

There is an increasing trend towards employment of doctors in the private hospital sector, marking a shift away from traditional models of self-employment. James Rhodes, partner at international law firm, DAC Beachcroft LLP, takes a look at those factors and the employment law implications for…...

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‘Cracking’ results from PHP

Primary Health Properties (PHP) described 2017 as a ‘cracking’ year today after announcing a 110.3% surge in pre-tax profit to £91.9m. The healthcare REIT said net rental income had increased by 7.1% to £71.3m. The £4.7m increase included, £3.7m from acquisitions, £1m from developments completed…...

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Funding uncertainty hits GPIC

Revenue at primary care property developer General Practice Investment Corporation (GPIC) plummeted by almost 80% to £1.1m in the year ended 31 March 2017. The company, which entered into a joint venture with primary care property investor MedicX last year, said funding uncertainty and structural…...

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Slowdown in the city

The latest Private Acute Medical Care in Central London report from LaingBuisson points to a slowing of the growth enjoyed by central London’s private hospitals over the last decade. But, according to report author Ted Townsend that’s not putting off overseas investors Growth for independent…...

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