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Two operating theatres open at The Grosvenor Hospital

Two operating theatres have opened at Nuffield Health Chester’s The Grosvenor Hospital as part of a £7m development. Nuffield will now convert the hospital’s old...

CRG acquires Healthcare Locums

Healthcare recruiter Castlerock Recruitment Group (CRG) has acquired recruitment agency HealthCare Locums (HCL) for an undisclosed sum in a move which it claims will...

HCA expands network of urgent care centres

HCA will open urgent care walk-in centres at both its London Bridge Hospital and the Portland Hospital following a surge of visits over the...

Long waits for elective care continue to rise

The number of people waiting longer than the 18-week target for elective care has continued to rise sharply, according to figures from NHS England...
Mental health hospital placed into special measures by CQC

Children struggling to access mental health services, says CQC report

Children and young people are reaching ‘crisis point’ before accessing mental health services because public services are not working together effectively, a report from...

Regulator calls for action on ‘out-of-area’ placements

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has called on the Department of Health and Social Care and the NHS to agree ‘a plan of action’...

LaingBuisson boosts international presence with acquisition of Intuition

LaingBuisson has acquired Intuition Communication, a provider of market intelligence and data for the international medical travel and UK private healthcare markets, for an undisclosed...

AIHO to close as NHSPN becomes the sector’s voice

The Association of Independent Healthcare Organisations (AIHO) will close on 1 June and the NHS Partners Network (NHSPN) will become the sector’s single representative...

Over-50s delaying treatment

The over-50s are delaying treatment for painful conditions due to concerns over surgery and recovery times, according to research by orthopaedic specialist the Fortius...

Vitality enhances GP app

VitalityHealth has launched a new app-based GP service, which it says provides a full ‘clinic in your pocket’ experience for its members. The enhanced Vitality...