Spire Leeds hospital down-rated after CQC uncovers safety issues

Spire Hospital in Leeds has been down-rated from Good to Requires Improvement by the CQC following an unannounced inspection which uncovered leadership, safety and...

France: Arkéa Capital invests in Sagesse Retraite Santé

Arkéa Capital Partenaire, alongside French mutual insurance Macif, has invested €75m (US$84.2m) in healthcare holding company Sagesse Retraite Santé. Created by Yves Journel in 1990...
David Hare looks at the NHS Long Term Plan

The workforce of the future

What does the NHS People Plan mean for the independent sector? Workforce pressures are undoubtedly the biggest issue currently facing the health service, with both...

The London Clinic to take part in brain cancer treatment trial

The London Clinic is to become the first and only UK hospital to participate in a landmark clinical trial for a new brain cancer...

Montreux Healthcare Fund buys Lane Fox Remeo Respiratory Centre

The Montreux Healthcare Fund has purchased respiratory care company Remeo Healthcare through its operating company Active Care Group for an undisclosed sum.  The acquisition includes...

Vitality partners with Doctify

Health insurer VitalityHealth has partnered with online doctor review and booking platform Doctify. Under the deal, the VitalityHealth members will be able to search for doctors...
NHS competitive tendering worth less than 2% of NHS CCG spending

NHS consultants own shares in private hospitals where they refer patients

More than 500 NHS consultants either own shares or equipment in private hospitals to which they refer patients, revealing a possible conflict of interest...

Digital healthcare: in for the long haul

Digital technology has the power to transform how health services are delivered but, according to new research from LaingBuisson, large-scale adoption in the UK...

Dorrell to step down as chair of NHS Confederation

Former secretary of state for health Stephen Dorrell will step down from his role as chair of the NHS Confederation later this year, with...

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...