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Vacancies for social care staff in Scotland have soared by 43% in the past year, according to a survey by Totaljobs
A wholly owned subsidiary of Primary Health Properties has been contracted to provide development funding for the construction of a purpose-built medical centre in Eastbourne.
Nurses and other health workers in Northern Ireland have commenced a second week of industrial action over unsafe staffing levels and the lack of pay parity.
Thousands of home care workers for the over 65s are needed if the main parties’ manifesto pledges to reform social care are to be met, according to The Nuffield Trust.
Circle Health is looking to acquire the UK’s largest private hospital group, BMI Healthcare, in a deal which will turn the much smaller company into one of the leading players in the UK market.
Of the 478,070 UK businesses started up between 2007 and 2017, those in the health, scientific and technical sectors enjoyed the most success.
Ardenton Capital Corporation has acquired Pebbles Care, a provider of residential care for young people. Orbis Partners advised the shareholder on the sale.
ILoF, a start-up based at the Oxford Foundry, has received €2 million from an acceleration programme to combat Alzheimer’s disease through artificial intelligence and photonics.

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Deal in the spotlight

Recently announced deals between GenesisCare and Spire Healthcare intend to create a joined up, end-to-end treatment pathway for private cancer patients and could form the basis for further co-operation says Catherine Gooderham
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Advinia Health Care chairman Dr Sanjeev Kanoria’s experience of dealing with the Care Quality Commission’s market oversight function has led him to suggest a revised approach
‘Jefferies healthcare temperature check’ report, released on 20 November, indicated that leaders in the private healthcare sector remain relatively positive for 2020. Jenna Lomax explains that more investor activity is expected next year but Brexit uncertainty still casts its cloud
HealthInvestor UK’s editorial team bring you the highlights from the 2019 Summit
Kathy Oxtoby examines the trends and opportunities available in the UK dentistry market and talks to some of the key players
The NHS is facing unprecedented challenges, while some independent specialist hospitals are under severe scrutiny. Jenna Lomax delves into this year’s ‘State of care’ report from the Care Quality Commission which explains why some sectors are facing “unacceptable challenges”
Jenna Lomax reflects on 2019
With the most significant election since 1945 only days away, a cross section of UK healthcare movers and shakers outline their priorities for any incoming government
Alex Kafetz, managing partner and director of insight and strategy at healthcare communications consultancy ZPB Associates, considers the future of digital GP consultations

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Kathy Oxtoby talks to two key leaders at neuro-rehabilitation services specialist Christchurch Group about the challenges they face, the company's ethos, and the opportunities available for investors in the business
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Genetic testing

While numerous companies have emerged to offer genetic testing direct to the consumer, one area of the field has received relatively little attention. Rob Munro talks to a young entrepreneur making waves in the exciting new science of epigenetics
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It’s almost upon us: the most significant general election for generations, according to the historians and political pundits, the result of which will define the UK’s role on the world stage for decades to come...

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