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David Hare looks at the NHS Long Term Plan

Don’t turn back the clock on reform

The NHS must not abandon accountability for securing value and patient access, says IHPN's David Hare The NHS is undoubtedly going through a major period...

Assura reports strong growth as approval process gains traction

Assura has reported continued growth in Q3 following completion of the acquisition of eight medical centres for a combined total of £67m. The company said...

Spire’s CFO steps down

Simon Gordon has stepped has down as chief financial officer after seven years as an executive director at Spire Healthcare. Gordon will remain with...

Virgin Care cites funding gap as it exits flagship contract

Virgin Care is exiting a flagship contract to provide community services in the West Midlands after talks with commissioners failed to produce a new...

NHSPN expands senior team

The NHS Partners Network (NHSPN) has expanded its team with two senior appointments. Following the announcement that NHSPN will take over the work of the...

Global Counsel appoints former health minister

Nicola Blackwood, a former Conservative health minister, has joined political risk consultancy Global Counsel as a senior advisor. Blackwood will support the expansion of the...

New rehab centre to offer ‘affordable’ addiction programme

A new, day-care rehab centre for people with drug and alcohol addiction is launching in West London, with plans to roll out further sites...

Bupa launches genetic screening test

PMI provider Bupa has launched a genetic testing kit for its business customers to help employees personalise their approach to physical and mental wellbeing. Bupa...

Elysium medical director appointed as president of forensic services

Executive medical director of Elysium Healthcare, Quazi Haque, has been appointed as president elect of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services (IAFMHS). The...

Circle challenge delays treatment centre procurement

Circle Health will continue to run services at the Nottingham NHS Treatment Centre after commissioners put the procurement process for the contract on hold...