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HM meets… Matthew Reed

After raising £500,000 from an oversubscribed crowdfunding exercise in July, Equipsme is eyeing expansion. It was an unconventional move for a health insurer but...

Care settings to be provided with free PPE over winter

Personal protective equipment (PPE) will provided to people in adult social care settings for free as part of the government’s winter plan for the...

Exclusive: Spire CEO says private pay demand bouncing back as Covid-19 slashes H1 profits

Spire Healthcare CEO Justin Ash today said that it will be ‘well into next year’ before the group catches up with the pent-up demand...

Infection control fund extended to support social care during winter

Care providers in England will benefit from more than £500m to help reduce Covid-19 transmission and protect residents and staff throughout winter. The £600m...

Project reset: An opportunity for the NHS

In the second of our three-part series exploring the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the private healthcare market, Check4Cancer chief medical officer Professor...

Meeting challenges

Adult specialist care continues to be attractive to investors. Deven Pamben takes a closer look at the latest report from LaingBuisson Adult specialist care has...

Poland: Scope Fluidics raises capital from EIB

Polish medical technology company Scope Fluidics has raised a €10m (US$12m) loan from the European Investment Bank to help develop Covid-19 detection. It is the...

MDOs welcome new Covid-19 specific guidance published by GMC

Medical Defence Organisations (MDOs) have welcomed new General Medical Council (GMC) guidance on dealing with complaints against doctors in the context of the Covid-19...

Medica on the way to recovery despite taking massive Covid hit in H1

London listed teleradiology provider Medica said it is well-positioned for future growth despite suffering a 22.7% drop in revenue in first half resulting from...

Private hospital activity continues recovery towards pre-pandemic levels

Activity in some parts of the private healthcare sector has returned to pre-pandemic levels, according to the latest figures from Healthcode. Insurer funded activity continued...

Hot or cold? Investor sentiment

Corporate partner and social care lead at Bevan Brittan Monica Macheng asks where does the pandemic leave adult social care in terms of its...

Care sector warned over rising infection rates

Rising infection rates among the care home workforce risks spreading to residents and possibly other parts of the sector, the Department of Health and...

Back to business

As the NHS publishes phase 3 of its plans to resume ‘business as usual’, Tim Read, director, UK and Europe Advisory Services at Marwood...

Turkey: AIIB approves €70m loan for healthcare support

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved a loan of €70m (US$83m) to support the government of Turkey in strengthening its healthcare emergency...

Waiting lists continue to spiral as NHS braces itself for second peak

Figures released today by NHS England and NHS Improvement indicate that over 4 million patients were waiting to begin NHS treatment at the end...

London calling

As providers in central London are released from the national contracts with the NHS, many are looking at how to boost private pay activity...

UAE: Lawsuits against healthcare firms suspended

Lawsuits and execution orders against healthcare firms fighting Covid-19 in Dubai will be suspended for the next six months. The move comes as part...

The return of private pay

Independent sector providers have acted swiftly to adapt to the challenges during the last few months but as they enter new arrangements with the...

Private dental practices could suffer losses of £71,000 due to Covid-19

A typical private dental practice could rack up net losses of over £71,000 by the end of 2021 as a result of the Covid-19...

Ireland: Roqu launches digital platform to support Covid-19 testing

Irish-based Roqu Group has launched Health Passport, a digital platform which will facilitate increased Covid-19 testing for businesses and the public. The platform combines digital...