Malaysia: IHH Healthcare rolls out telemedicine across network

The increasing role that telemedicine is likely to play in the post-coronavirus world received another boost following the announcement that IHH Healthcare has made...

Opportunity arises for new social care settlement, says former health secretary

Coronavirus has helped drive integration between health and care systems and offers an opportunity for a new settlement for social care, former health secretary...

BDA takes legal advice after insurers refuse business interrution claims

The British Dental Association (BDA) is taking legal advice on behalf of its members after insurers refused claims from dentists for business interruption during...

Child protection needs more rigour

Narinder Singh, specialist in childcare law at Anthony Collins Solicitors, highlights the importance of maintaining a robust child care and protection system throughout the...

Care homes struggling to effectively isolate residents, says survey

More than half of care homes cannot effectively isolate residents who are suspected to have Covid-19, an Alzheimer’s Society survey has found. The charity has...

Zava launches £75 Covid-19 antibody test

Online doctor service Zava has launched a coronavirus antibody testing service, which it claims is more than 97% effective in detecting the presence of...
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Potential increase in future demand but Spire says outlook remains uncertain

Spire Healthcare has said it is unable to provide market guidance for FY20 as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to create ‘significant uncertainty’. Commenting on the...

Deaths in care homes could reach 26,000 in England by end of May, predicts...

Analysis by William Laing, chairman of LaingBuisson, predicts 26,000 older care home residents in England will have died from Covid-19 and collateral damage by...
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Sensyne anticipates FY 2020 revenue ahead of expectations

Clinical AI company Sensyne Health today said it expects to report revenues ‘slightly ahead’ of guidance when it announces its FY results in September. Revenue...

Care providers concerned over sustainability of services, survey finds

Almost three-quarters of care providers are concerned about the sustainability of their service, a survey by the National Care Association has revealed. Worries about increases...

Georgia: Georgia Healthcare Group signs US$25m loan

Georgia Healthcare Group, the country’s leading private healthcare provider, has signed a US$25m two-year loan agreement with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development,...

Interest in Priory Group remains strong, says Acadia

Acadia Healthcare has said it is still fielding interest in potential buyers for Priory Group despite suspending the sale process in March in the...

HM meets… Professor Gordon Wishart

With some cancer treatment still on hold as the NHS focuses on tackling the Covid-19 outbreak, fears are growing over the impact on patient...

RBC downgrades Spire as analysts reassess outlook post Covid-19

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has downgraded its rating for Spire Healthcare to ‘sector perform’ amid the continued uncertainty of the Covid-19 outbreak. The bank,...

Worries remain despite downward trend in number of care home deaths

Care providers are worried the number of care and nursing home deaths from coronavirus could rise if lockdown restrictions are lifted too quickly. Figures released...

CQC raises concern over human rights and poor care in mental health services

The health and care regulator has written to mental health service providers over concerns the impact lockdown is having on the human rights of...

Australia: Oventus to raise A$6.65m as Covid-19 buffer

Sleep disorder device manufacturer Oventus has joined the list of Australian companies to raise money in the equity markets as a buffer against the...

Global: WHO and EIB strengthen efforts to build resilient health systems

The World Health Organization and the European Investment Bank are to boost cooperation to strengthen public health, supply of essential equipment, training and hygiene...
David Hare looks at the NHS Long Term Plan

The new NHS relationship: complex and flexible

David Hare talks about the gargantuan task of mobilising independent sector hospitals to help the NHS tackle the Covid-19 outbreak It is now over a...

Mayo Clinic in London offers comprehensive Covid-19 testing

London’s Mayo Clinic Healthcare has teamed up with Mayo Clinic Laboratories in the US to offer antibody testing for Covid-19. The serology test can be...