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Bupa launches ‘extensive’ mental health cover for businesses

Bupa has launched what it says is the most ‘extensive’ mental health private medical cover available for businesses and their employees. From April 1, employees...

Workplace mental health initiatives set to rise

Nearly half of UK companies now have mental health wellbeing programmes in place according to the professional body Reward & Employee Benefits Association (REBA). According...

AXA backed start up launches ‘low cost’ cover for SMEs

AXA PPP healthcare-backed insurance start-up, Equipsme, has launched a range of low-cost insurance plans for small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in the UK. The company...

Weaker NHS demand hits private hospital sector

Softening NHS demand has pushed down growth for the UK private acute medical hospitals and clinics market, new figures from LaingBuisson reveal. Revenues derived by...

Assura’s non-executive chairman retires

Simon Laffin will retire as non-executive chairman of primary care property investor Assura in July. Laffin was appointed chairman in 2011 and helped steer Assura’s...

Netcare acquisition approved

Netcare’s R1.3bn acquisition of Akeso Clinics has been approved by the South African Competition Commission, nearly 18 months after the transaction was announced. The South...

PPP delivers first primary care centres in Ireland

A ground-breaking public-private partnership aimed at improving primary care infrastructure in the Republic of Ireland has completed its first seven centres. The centres, which have...

Eye clinic opens at the Aspen Centre

An eye care clinic for NHS and private patients has opened at the Aspen Centre in Gloucester. According to UK healthcare real estate investor Assura,...

Vitality teams with Amazon

VitalityHealth has launched a health and fitness app in collaboration with Amazon. Users can get fitness tips, recipes and work-out sessions on the ‘Vitality Alexa...

Cygnet to open disability service

Cygnet Hospital Taunton will open a new rehabilitation service for men with learning disabilities and complex mental health needs on 25 May. The nine-bed service,...