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...

Uncertainty ahead for care providers

Carlton Sadler, partner, and Deborah Jeremiah, associate, at Bevan Brittan LLP explain why care providers need to be mindful that legal frameworks remain in...

Malaysia: More investment needed in primary care

Malaysia’s Academy of Medicine of Malaysia has called for greater investment in the country’s primary healthcare network. “The government must invest more in primary care...

Telemedicine Clinic launches UK cancer diagnostics service

Telemedicine Clinic (TMC) has launched a cancer diagnosis service in the UK as the NHS braces itself for a surge in demand in the...

David Pearson to chair social care taskforce

A taskforce has been set up to implement the government’s social care action plan and support care homes to help end transmission of coronavirus...

Unlocking electives: the independent sector’s role in NHS de-escalation plans

Independent providers are beginning to open for business - but not business as usual - as Covid-19 continues to force major readjustments in healthcare...

Whole care home testing rolled out to more settings

Coronavirus testing is now being offered to a wider range of settings, including specialist learning disability and mental health adult care homes. Roll-out of the...

Face-covering measures should include care settings, says BMA

Face-covering measures should be extended to cover social care settings, the British Medical Association (BMA) has said. From next week (15 June) face-coverings will be...

Learning from experience

Professor Martin Green, Care England chief executive, says the need to deliver outcomes quickly is imperative Covid-19 is the biggest health crisis that has...

Georgia: AIIB approves US$100m loan to Georgia

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved €91.3m (US$100m) loan to help the government of Georgia mitigate and address the health and social...

UK dental sector braced for dip in valuations as it emerges from Covid-19 lockdown

The UK dentistry sector is likely to see further consolidation, but valuations could fall and deals will need to be restructured to reapportion risk...

Jordan: IFC provides US$30m financing package for Abdali Hospital

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is providing a financing package of up to US$30m for the completion and expansion of Abdali...

India: Pristyn Care partners with Urban Company to offer telemedicine services

Gurgaon-based Pristyn Care, a startup that offers patients affordable advanced surgical care, has partnered with Urban Company, India's largest home services aggregator, to provide...

Singapore: First REIT crashes on plans to restructure hospital rents

Shares in First REIT, Singapore’s first listed healthcare real estate investment trust, slumped as much as 30% at one point after it announced plans...

Medical Solutions continues expansion

Remote GP service provider Medical Solutions has continued its expansion after announcing a new partnership with income protection provider PG Mutual. Under the deal, it...

Government urged to use independent sector capacity to tackle cancer backlog

The chief medical officer of cancer treatment specialist Rutherford Health has called on the government to make full use of independent sector capacity after...

Independent hospitals in talks with NHSE over block contract extension

Independent hospital providers are in talks with NHS England (NHSE) over the continued ‘block booking’ of capacity as the health service eases out of...