Profits slide after tough regulatory year for Runwood Homes

More capital chasing fewer assets

Healthcare has always been something of a safe haven in troubled times, but current market sentiment suggests enthusiasm for the services side of the...
What will the NHS Long Term Plan mean for mental health?

A plan for mental health

The NHS Long Term Plan sets out new funding and targets for NHS mental health. Tim Read, director, UK and Europe healthcare advisory at...
IDF CEO Sue Smith looks at what 2019 has in store for medical practice

Practice 2019

IDF CEO Sue Smith looks at what the coming year holds in store for independent healthcare medical practice What does ‘Independent’ mean? Free from outside...
Integral Medical Holdings says evergreen contracts held back profits in 2018

Swelling market for a service under pressure

Frequently viewed as a cosmetic procedure, varicose vein removal is being restricted to the point where it could soon become non-existent on the NHS...

Pressure to regulate

The non-surgical cosmetic procedure market is enjoying burgeoning growth with a younger clientele as social media and celebrity culture drive demand for ‘quick and...

Better regulation by invitation only?

In its current state, the regulatory landscape of the non-surgical cosmetics industry is likely to confuse healthcare consumers, many of whom will soon be...

Sizing up the opportunities

The growth of new, large-scale GP practices has been attracting interest from corporate players and investors but as GP federations subsume greater volumes of...
Cygnet Health Care CEO Dr Tony Romero talks to HM

Making community care a reality

NHS mental health services received a boost in the October Budget but after years of austerity and underfunding, there are many metaphorical mouths to...

What patients really want

Patient expectations are changing as advances in technology and increasing consumerisation transform the way care is delivered, but are healthcare providers responding to genuine shifts...
IDF CEO Sue Smith looks at what 2019 has in store for medical practice

The right cover for doctors

Indemnity and insurance can be a minefield for doctors embarking on private practice as IDF CEO Sue Smith explains All practicing doctors are required by...