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Spire appoints group clinical director   

Spire Healthcare has promoted Alison Dickinson (pictured) to the position of group clinical director. Dickinson, previously chief nursing officer at Spire, will be overseeing quality...

Civica acquires Warwick International Computing Systems

Civica UK Limited, Civica’s wholly owned subsidiary, has acquired occupational health cloud software firm, Warwick International Computing Systems Limited. The firm uses analytical tools to...

AK Medical acquires JRI Orthopaedics

AK Medical Holdings, China’s biggest orthopaedic implant manufacturer, will acquire JRI Orthopaedics in the UK for £16.7m. JRI is an orthopaedic implants company owned by...

New NHS waiting time targets must not dilute patient care, says IHPN

The Independent Healthcare Providers Network (IHPN) has urged the government not dilute access to care after NHS England indicated that maximum waiting times for...

Bupa offers Babylon services to SMEs

Bupa SME customers will be offered Babylon Health’s virtual GP services in the new year, the health insurer has said. The move follows an expanded...
Mental health service rated ‘inadequate’ by CQC

Private urgent care centre in special measures

A privately run urgent care centre in Redbridge, east London, has been rated Inadequate by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and placed in special...

ACOs do not represent backdoor privatisation, say MPs

The government should publish an annual assessment on the extent of private sector involvement in the NHS to help dispel myths about privatisation that...

Exclusive: BHSF launches ‘game-changing’ EAP product

Cash plan and occupational health service provider BHSF has announced plans to replace its employee assistance programme (EAP) with a comprehensive health and advice...
Central London private acute hospital market stalls

Workforce problems ‘the issue’ in healthcare right now, Sir Bruce Keogh

Workforce problems in the UK healthcare system continue to dominate discussions around effective working in the NHS. Speaking at the Howard de Walden Estate’s Healthcare:...

Cygnet mental health service placed into special measures

Cygnet Hospital Colchester has been rated as ‘inadequate’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and placed into special measures. Inspectors found that the provider’s system...