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...

Uganda: IMG raises US$6.5m to fund liquidity shortfall

Diversified healthcare operator International Medical Group (IMG), the Ugandan arm of Ciel Healthcare, has raised US$6.5m to finance a potential liquidity shortfall to be...

Bangladesh: AIIB approves US$100m loan for Covid-19 response

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved a US$100m loan which will enable the government of Bangladesh to ramp up its testing, tracing...

Digital health: ensuring your business is investor-ready

The Covid-19 pandemic has put digital healthcare provision centre stage and with it, the potential for increased M&A activity. Jocelyn Ormond, corporate partner at...

Independent hospitals set to bid for up to £10bn worth of NHS contracts

Independent hospital providers are gearing up to bid for £10bn worth of NHS contracts designed to help tackle the waiting list backlog caused by...

Spire expecting pre-tax losses as Covid-19 pandemic dents earnings

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the independent hospital sector is beginning to emerge after one of the UK’s largest groups, Spire Healthcare,...

Independent hospitals agree contract variation with NHSE

The contract between NHS England and independent hospitals will remain in place until at least the end of October but with a phased transition...

IDH confident it can weather Covid-19 storm as it announces solid full year results

Integrated Dental Holdings (IDH) has said it is set to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic in a stronger position after announcing solid earnings growth...

Poland: Infermedica raises US$10.3m in Series A funding

Wroclaw-based AI-based medical platform Infermedica has raised US$10.3m in Series A funding. The investment will be used for platform R&D to further enhance patient triage...

Private pay activity continues to rise as providers open up to self-pay and insured...

Private sector hospital activity continued to bounce back in July as more capacity was made available for the treatment of self-pay and insured patients,...

Israel: Sight Diagnostics raises US$71m Series D funding

Tel Aviv-based diagnostics company Sight Diagnostics has raised US$71m in Series D funding to support the expansion of Sight’s commercial operations globally and to...

Ways to wellbeing

Limited access to healthcare services during Covid-19 lockdown and beyond is driving increased employer interest in online wellbeing products. And as the latest data...