Government allocates extra money to support social care

A total of £2.9bn is being made available to public services to support vulnerable people and free up hospital beds during the Covid-19 outbreak. Money will...

Portugal: Unilabs launches first drive-through COVID-19 testing facility

European diagnostic service provider Unilabs has launched a drive-through facility in Portugal to collect samples from suspected Covid-19 patients. After making an appointment, patients...

MDOs to provide free cover for doctors coming out of retirement

Medical defence organisations (MDO) have announced moves to provide complimentary cover for doctors coming out of retirement during the Covid-19 pandemic. The UK’s largest MDO,...

Covid-19 guidance issued to local authority commissioners

Guidance has been issued to local authority commissioners to help support social care providers during the Covid-19 pandemic. Issued by the Association of Directors...
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Target well placed despite challenges ahead

Target Healthcare REIT bought 11 assets for £109.6m in the second half of last year, diversifying the number of tenants it works with to...

Privately funded electives could cease as hospitals repurpose for coronavirus

Privately funded elective activity in independent hospitals and NHS private patient units could cease from 15 April as the NHS scales up capacity to...

Doctor Care Anywhere partners with absence management platform

Digital healthcare company Doctor Care Anywhere has partnered with e-days to help businesses direct employees to virtual GP services amid growing COVID-19 demands. The...

China: Covid-19 presents investment opportunity for China healthcare

Covid-19 could have a positive effect on the healthcare sector development in China, according to a new report from investment banking advisors BDA Partners. “The...

NHS partners with private sector in response to coronavirus

The private healthcare sector has partnered with NHS England as part of the response to coronavirus, the Independent Healthcare Providers Network (IHPN) has said. The...

Social care sector will need supporting, MPs told

MPs have been told the opportunity to support and strengthen social care must be taken so hospital beds can be made available to receive...

Scottish Care CEO posts video message offering care providers advice

Scottish Care chief executive Donald Macaskill has issued a video message to care providers outlining guidance on coronavirus. The guidance issued included precautions aimed...

Global: World Bank steps up as governments struggle with Covid-19

The World Bank Group has made available an initial package of US$12bn in immediate support to assist countries coping with the health and economic...

CQC halts routine inspections

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has halted routine inspections as the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise. The regulator said its primary objective was...

UAE: Regal Global Trading to invest US$1m in face mask production

IBC Group-backed company Regal Global Trading is investing US$1m in a production facility in Dubai to manufacture affordable face masks and medical kits. Operations...

Singapore: Q&M Dental moves into surgical mask manufacturing

Q&M Dental, which operates the largest network of private dental outlets in Singapore, is to partner two Chinese companies to set up a surgical...

Visitor restrictions in place at care homes

Growing numbers of UK operators are restricting visitors to care homes due to the spread of coronavirus. After learning that operators were suspending non-essential visits,...

GMB calls on government to requisition all private hospital beds

The GMB union is calling on the UK government to requisition all private hospital beds to provide extra support for coronavirus cases.  In a statement,...
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Spire Healthcare asked to support NHS amid Covid-19 pandemic

Private hospital provider Spire Healthcare has been asked to provide support to the NHS during growing coronavirus pressures. Following a meeting with NHS England...

Keep calm and carry on investing

Frank Tsui, senior fund manager at Value Partners in Hong Kong, explains how the Coronavirus has affected Asian markets and says normal service will...

Care providers at the frontline in coronavirus response, says Hancock

Adult social care will be at the frontline in the government’s ongoing response to the coronavirus outbreak. Speaking in the House of Commons on Wednesday...