Aviva strikes new deal with Now Healthcare Group

Aviva has partnered with digital health company, Now Healthcare Group (NHG), to offer its corporate health insurance customers a new GP service app with access to over 1,000 NHS doctors. The move follows the end of its agreement with babylon, which provided online GP services…...

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Life after Brexit

As delegates gathered at LaingBuisson’s Investing in Healthcare Conference last month, there was one question that took centre stage – will Brexit mean more threats or greater opportunities for independent healthcare? Maria Davies reports Brexit will create new opportunities in the healthcare sector but they…...

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Solutions to the adult social care funding crisis?

Analysis of the five most commonly raised solutions to the adult social care funding crisis in England has been published by The King’s Fund and the Health Foundation. After reviewing relevant literature, speaking to two stakeholder groups, Approaches to Social Care Funding aims to identify…...

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Smart homes could save NHS and social care billions – IMechE

Financial incentives should be introduced for construction companies to create 78,000 adapted smart homes per year over the next decade. According to a report published today by the Institute for Mechanical Engineers, these modified homes could save councils and the NHS billions of pounds each…...

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Ombudsman appoints new members

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has appointed two members to its governing board, the Commission for Local Administration in England. Deep Sagar has been appointed chair of the audit and risk assurance committee, while Stephen J Perkins joins the commission as chair of…...

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Knight Frank appoints

Danielle O’Connor has joined Knight Frank’s healthcare valuations team, after the company sponsored her to train as a chartered surveyor. O’Connor joined the real estate firm as a secretary in 2014. The healthcare team sponsored her to undertake a Masters degree in Real Estate, as well as…...

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Housing with care providers need to build an experience finds ILC

Housing with care operators should build an experience rather than just a property product, according to new research from the International Longevity Centre (ILC). Drawing on the example of the more mature New Zealand, Australia and United States’ markets, the Stronger Foundations report said rather…...

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One in ten specialist mental health posts vacant

One in ten posts in specialist mental health services are vacant and Brexit could make recruitment more difficult, the Mental Health Network (MHN) has said. The organisation, which is part of the NHS Confederation, warned that as well as workforce mental health, research is likely to…...

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BREEAM Excellent status for Hatfield Hospital

Hatfield Hospital, owned by One Healthcare, has been awarded an Excellent BREAMM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) status. One Healthcare partnered with Conlon Construction to build the hospital which opened in November 2017. It is One Healthcare’s second hospital to be given a BREEAM…...

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Priory appoints medical director

Priory has appointed Dr Martine Stoffels as medical director of its acquired brain injury services. As part of the newly created role, Stoffel will be medical director of three neuro-behavioural services – Elm Park, Grafton Manor and Burton Park. The services specialise in the treatment…...

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