Phased reintroduction of care home visits

Care home residents in Scotland will be able to receive visitors outside from the end of next week, provided properties meet strict criteria and...
Good guidance practice issued care providers

Social care ombudsman ready to take on new complaints

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman will resume all casework and take on new complaints from the end of this month. The ombudsman paused...

Indian e-health service adjusts to lockdown

Gina Wilkinson explains how 1mg, the country’s largest integrated online health platform, has adapted to life under lockdown with strategies to support the government’s...

Indonesia: AIIB approves US$1bn in loans for Covid-19 support

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved US$1bn in loans for projects to support the Indonesian government’s plans to navigate the challenges faced...

Force majeure for the healthcare sector

Iqbal Hussain at Reed Smith looks at Covid-19 and its impact on supply chains in the life sciences sector as well as private equity...
Central London private acute hospital market stalls

NHS will need to work with independent sector to address ‘massive capacity shortfall’ says...

The NHS has a ‘massive capacity shortfall’ and will need to continue working with the independent sector ‘over some time to come’ in order...

Bupa expands remote service offering

Bupa UK said today that it is expanding its range of remote clinical services in the UK following ‘huge’ demand in the wake of...

HMi meets… Sangita Reddy

The joint managing director of Apollo Hospitals talks about the relationship between private healthcare and the government, and her priorities for the post-Covid-19 world Sangita...

South Sudan: ADB approves US$4.2m grant to fight Covid-19

The African Development Bank has approved a US$4.2m grant to South Sudan to support the emergency response to Covid-19 and to strengthen the country’s...

Digital prescription for Indian healthcare

  Vikram Kapur and Satyam Mehra, partners with Bain & Company’s Global Healthcare practice, explain why India’s adoption of digital healthcare could prove to be the...

New data shows massive drop in private patient activity during Covid-19 surge

Episodes of privately funded healthcare were down an estimated 84% year-on-year at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, new data from the Private Healthcare...

PMI demand yet to recover from 2008 downturn as UK heads into recession

The market for private medical insurance demonstrated very low growth in 2018, continuing the static trend seen since 2015 as hikes in insurance premium...

NHS will need independent sector capacity to sustain elective surgery, MPs told

The president of the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) today told MPs that it could take years for routine NHS surgery to return to...
Nuffield Health partners with Leicester Real World Evidence Unit

Nuffield temporarily cuts staff hours and pay to avoid redundancies

Nuffield Health has said it plans to ‘continually review’ a decision to implement reduced working hours and salaries for its staff in the wake...

Jordan: Japan and UNOPS to support the Royal Medical Services

Japan and UNOPS have launched a new US$1.3m project to enhance the operational capacity of the Royal Medical Services (RMS). The project will restore and...

MPS warns of ‘tsunami’ of claims without action to tackle waiting list backlog

The Medical Protection Society (MPS) has joined calls for the government to take urgent action to clear the backlog of patients awaiting treatment as...

Young people detained in hospitals vulnerable to abuse, report finds

Coronavirus has left the human rights of young people in detention who are autistic or have learning disabilities vulnerable to abuse. A report by the...

‘Fragile’ care markets susceptible to failure, ADASS report concludes

Coronavirus has made ‘extremely fragile’ care markets even more susceptible to failure, according to directors of adult social services. Before the pandemic directors across England...

Japan: Ubie raises US$18.7m in Series B funding

Tokyo based healthtech startup Ubie has raised ¥2bn (US$18.7m) in Series B funding to help it expand both domestically and internationally. The money was raised...

NHS Confederation pushes for long term extension of private sector contracts

The block purchase of private sector capacity by the NHS should remain in place until next April to help manage the growing backlog of...