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A fair deal for would-be parents

English clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are continuing to reduce the number of IVF treatment cycles they fund. How is this affecting demand for self-funded...

Over half of acute trusts switch to NHS e-referrals

More than half of acute hospital trusts in England have gone paperless and are now digitally processing GP referrals for outpatient appointments. From 1 October...

Cygnet appoints group clinical director

Cygnet Health Care has appointed Dr Rob Verity as group clinical director. Verity has been covering the role on an interim basis since earlier this...

ACOs do not represent backdoor privatisation, say MPs

The government should publish an annual assessment on the extent of private sector involvement in the NHS to help dispel myths about privatisation that...

Primonial Group to buy 71 hospitals from Medical Properties Trust

Primonial Group is planning a joint venture with global healthcare real estate investor Medical Properties Trust (MPT) which will see the French asset manager...

NMC signs JV agreement to create major Saudi healthcare business

NMC Health has signed an agreement to enter into a joint venture with the investment arm of Saudi Arabia’s largest pension fund to create...

MedicX adds 12 medical centres to portfolio

Primary care property investor MedicX has acquired One Medical Property Holdings for £63.8m, adding 12 primary care medical centres to its portfolio and increasing...

Sovereign Capital Partners sells the Linnaeus Group

The Linnaeus Group, a leading UK veterinary services provider, has been sold by private equity firm Sovereign Capital Partners for an undisclosed sum, in...

Bupa Health teams with Waitrose for in-store health checks

Shoppers will start seeing Bupa Health services offered in 17 Waitrose stores across the country as part of a partnership between Bupa and the...

One Healthcare loses bid for PPU

Kingston Hospital Foundation Trust has pulled out of plans for One Healthcare to build and run a private patient unit (PPU) at Kingston Hospital...