Cleveland Clinic to shake up London market

The Cleveland Clinic will pursue a model of direct employment for consultants when it opens its first UK facility in central London. Speaking publicly for the first time about the US healthcare giant’s plans to enter the London market, the organisation’s UK lead Keith Hague…...

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The Department of Health has issued new guidance on the administration of medicines in care homes (with nursing) for older people by care assistants. The document sets out good practice measures for the safe management and handling of medicines, including the legal framework for the administration of prescribed medicines for a named individual by care assistants. It also includes the safety and quality assurance requirements.

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Market maturing says Knight Frank

Research conducted by property consultants Knight Frank has found the care market is maturing on the back of strong and sustained media attention, and growing education and awareness from an ageing population’. This led to increased occupancy levels of 88.3% in the last financial year.

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NHS revenues for major hospital providers reach a record high

New figures from LaingBuisson’s forthcoming Private Acute Medical Care 4th Edition reveal that the top five private hospitals groups operating in the mixed economy - carrying out both private and substantial NHS work - saw their combined NHS revenues increase sharply by an estimated 28% in the last two years - equivalent to a NHS revenue CAGR of 13% for 2014 and 2015. This compares to growth of 4% in private revenues during the period, and a private revenue CAGR of 2%.

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New daycase unit at the Claremont

Aspen Healthcare has opened a new daycase unit at its Claremont Hospital in Sheffield. The six-bed unit includes two new consulting rooms and marks another step in Aspen’s extensive refurbishment of the facility since it was acquired from the Hospital Management Trust in 2012. To date, the company has invested over £5m in new bedrooms, a new reception area and restaurant and refurbished operating theatres. Work will shortly begin on the outpatients waiting area and pharmacy.

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