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Mental health service rated ‘inadequate’ by CQC

Independent hospitals rate highly but concerns remain over safety and children’s services

Independent sector hospitals rate highly for outpatients and diagnostic imaging but there are concerns that acute services for children and young people need improvement,...

Danshell appoints new group medical director

Danshell, a specialist care provider for people with learning disabilities and autism, has appointed Dr Dale Lawrence as group medical director. Lawrence, who has taken...

Rodericks reports strong growth

Dental group Rodericks Dental Holdings reported strong growth in the year ended 31 March 2017 following its acquisition of seven new dental practices. The group,...

Cygnet Newbus Grange placed into special measures

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated Cygnet Newbus Grange in Darlington, County Durham, ‘inadequate’ overall and placed the service into special measures.  Cygnet Newbus...

BMI hospital closures continue

BMI Healthcare has closed its Fawkham Manor Hospital in Dartford Kent, citing continued financial viability. The 30-bed hospital is the latest in a series of...

Volume control

Major independent hospital groups have reported a slowdown in NHS activity over the last 12 months as the financial noose tightens and the service...

Online therapy service launches

An online therapy service promising affordable therapy sessions, called Your MindSmith, has launched in the UK. Owner and founder of the service, counselling psychologist Debbie...

Natalie Douglas steps down as CEO

Natalie Douglas has stepped down as CEO of Healthcare at Home. Douglas moved from non-executive director to CEO of the home healthcare provider in 2014....

Income up but more challenges ahead for Tetbury

An 8% jump in patient attendances drove a small uptick in revenue at charitable hospital provider Tetbury Hospital Trust Ltd last year. Patient numbers increased...

UDG Healthcare acquires two businesses  

UDG Healthcare has acquired two healthcare focused businesses in NewYork through its global division Ashfield Healthcare. Advertising agency Create NYC and SmartAnalyst, a consulting company...