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Priory sale off the table for a second time

Acadia Healthcare has put its sale of the Priory Group on hold for a second time in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. CEO Debbie Osteen...
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Whorlton Hall review urges against registration of isolated services

Hospitals for people with severe learning disabilities that are located in isolated and unsuitable buildings should not be registered by the CQC, a new...

Quit Genius closes US$11m Series A funding round

Digital therapy platform Quit Genius has raised US$11m in a Series A funding round led by Octopus Ventures. The US$11m investment will support the...

MDOs to provide free cover for doctors coming out of retirement

Medical defence organisations (MDO) have announced moves to provide complimentary cover for doctors coming out of retirement during the Covid-19 pandemic. The UK’s largest MDO,...

Privately funded electives could cease as hospitals repurpose for coronavirus

Privately funded elective activity in independent hospitals and NHS private patient units could cease from 15 April as the NHS scales up capacity to...

Doctor Care Anywhere partners with absence management platform

Digital healthcare company Doctor Care Anywhere has partnered with e-days to help businesses direct employees to virtual GP services amid growing COVID-19 demands. The...

Medica Group appoints new clinical director

Teleradiology services provider Medica Group has appointed Dr Robert Lavis to the newly created role of clinical director starting 1 June. Lavis will report...

NHS partners with private sector in response to coronavirus

The private healthcare sector has partnered with NHS England as part of the response to coronavirus, the Independent Healthcare Providers Network (IHPN) has said. The...

HM meets David McHattie

As evidence of the so-called ‘Boris Bounce’ gathers momentum, 2020 could be a big deal year for healthcare. HM asks David McHattie, head of...

GMB calls on government to requisition all private hospital beds

The GMB union is calling on the UK government to requisition all private hospital beds to provide extra support for coronavirus cases.  In a statement,...