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...
Profits slide after tough regulatory year for Runwood Homes

HC-One seeks guarantees over income as occupancy falls

Occupancy levels at HC-One could fall as low as 70% by July due to current death rates because of Covid-19 and a lack of...

NHS should use private capacity to treat anticipated ‘deluge’ of cancer patients

The private sector will have a key role to play in treating a ‘deluge’ of cancer patients once the Covid-19 outbreak eases, Professor Karol...

Bupa offers online GP services as Covid-19 closes clinics

Bupa Health Clinics has launched a remote GP service to help patients access appointments while its clinics are temporarily closed by the Covid-19 outbreak. The...
Nuffield Health partners with Leicester Real World Evidence Unit

Nuffield Health offers remote CBT services

Nuffield Health is offering remotely delivered cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) services to help support people during the Covid-19 pandemic. The CBT sessions can be delivered...

Sweden: IRRAS receives loan from US Stimulus Package

Swedish medtech company IRRAS has received approval for a loan from the US Stimulus Package. It has entered into an unsecured promissory note under the...

Only one-fifth of care workers able to access testing, survey finds

Promises to provide tests for all social care staff have been ‘exposed as pure words’, according to the National Care Forum (NCF). The organisation, which...

Concerns grow over future of care providers

The viability of some care providers is under threat due to rising costs and falling revenues during Covid-19. The chief executive of the United Kingdom...

Asia: Healthcare names rush to IPO

The IPO market across Asia is roaring back with healthcare names in a number of countries looking to take advantage of attention on the...

New Zealand: Metlifecare rejects EQT’s rejection of buyout deal

Metlifecare has rejected EQT’s notice to terminate its US$888m takeover of the care home operator. In mid-April, the Swedish investment firm pulled out of the...

Alliance Medical reports 65% fall in scan volumes

UK-based imaging company Alliance Medical Group (AMG) has seen volumes fall by an average of 65% across all its major geographies as health systems...

Doctors refusing to treat patients because of PPE should be spared investigation, says MPS

Doctors who decide they cannot safely treat a Covid-19 patient due to lack of adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) should not be held accountable...

NHS trusts urged to use independent capacity to restart some routine electives

NHS trusts are being urged to fully use spare capacity, including independent sector, to restart non-urgent elective procedures under plans to restore some non-Covid-19...

Mental health and wellbeing of care workers a ‘profound issue’

The mental health and wellbeing of social care workers is set to be a ‘profound issue’ due to the coronavirus pandemic, with many having...

Australia: Monash IVF to raise A$80m

Monash IVF is joining the rush of healthcare companies in Australia to raise money in the capital markets to strengthen their balance sheets amid...