BMI first private hospital to use NHS electronic record

BMI Healthcare has become the first independent hospital group in the UK to introduce the Summary Care Record (SCR) for NHS patients receiving care...

Cygnet mental health hospital placed into special measures

Cygnet Hospital Wyke has been rated ‘inadequate’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following two separate inspections, with further enforcement action being considered. The healthcare...

Health Secretary announces £250m investment in AI

A new National Artificial Intelligence Lab that will use the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to improve the health and lives of patients is...

Liva Healthcare announces new programme

Digital health coaching platform Liva Healthcare has partnered with Westbank Community Health and Social Care on a new programme for Healthier Living Partnership and...

RedArc opens new specialist mental health department

RedArc Nurses has announced that it has established a new mental health department. Patients will continue to be supported by a single dedicated nurse adviser,...

Bupa Cromwell Hospital launches outpatient clinic

Bupa Cromwell Hospital in London has officially opened an outpatient diagnostic clinic. Basinghall Clinic has 16 consulting rooms, two treatment rooms for minor procedures, a...

Sensyne Health signs agreement with Bayer

Clinical AI technology company, Sensyne Health has signed an initial two-year collaboration agreement with pharmaceutical and life sciences group Bayer. The agreement aims to accelerate...

Two mental health facilities placed into special measures

Two mental health services run by the Priory Group have been placed into special measures by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) after receiving an...

Ascenti launches exercise and rehabilitation app

Independent physiotherapy provider Ascenti has launched PhysioNow, a new exercise and rehabilitation app. PhysioNow supports users through recovery by providing 24/7 access to expert advice...

Independent sector carried out more than 68,000 NHS-funded operations

An average of almost 6,000 NHS-funded operations a year were carried out in the independent sector in Scotland between 2007 and 2018. Figures obtained by...