Safety investigations should include private patients, says NHSPN

Powers held by the proposed Health Service Safety Investigations Body (HSSIB) should include investigations of patient safety incidents in the independent healthcare sector. Under proposals,...

Core Equity to buy Portman Dental

Investment company Core Equity Holdings is to buy a stake in Portman Dental from private equity firm Livingbridge. Financial details of the deal have not...

Phoenix Hospital Group continues expansion

Central London-based private healthcare operator Phoenix Hospital Group (PHG) has entered into a partnership with the London Eye Diagnostic Centre (LEDC) in a bid...

Eye care provider expands in West Lancashire

SpaMedica, a provider of eye care services for NHS patients, has secured a lease for a new eye hospital in West Lancashire, bringing its...

PHIN data will feed into NHS Digital

Independent sector healthcare data will be integrated into the NHS’s recording systems for the first time later this year, in a major next step...

Most urgent primary care services rate highly

The majority of urgent primary care services in England are effective and their value should not be overlooked by commissioners, the Care Quality Commission’s...

NHS funding boost to support a ten-year plan

The government will publish a ten-year plan for the NHS to accompany its announcement of a 3.4% funding boost over next five years, Theresa May said...

Mental health start-up raises £2.2m

Healios, a digital mental healthcare company in the UK, has raised £2.2m in a funding round led by investors Albion Capital and Spice Capital...

NHS PPUs offer ‘win-win’ for NHS and private sector, says consultant

‘Build and they will come’ was the message on NHS private patient units (PPUs) that rang out at yesterday's Private Healthcare Summit. Philip Housden, founder...

babylon expands partnership with Bupa Health

babylon Health has made its online GP app service available to all Bupa Health UK corporate business customers as part of an expanded deal...