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Among all the respondents in June's Global Business Barometer reading from The Economist Intelligence Unit, executives in the healthcare industry appear the most optimistic.
The UK care home sector has seen a minimal increase in in the number of beds but this is failing to keep up with demand.
A group of leading virologists has written to the chief medical officer for England to voice concerns that Covid-19 test and trace contracts are being awarded to private sector companies on “ideological grounds”.
Property consultancy Knight Frank has forecast 48% growth in housing with care in the UK, adding approximately 45,000 units in the next five years.
London-based pan-European investment house Marcol has joined forces with digital entrepreneur and investor Ranjan Singh to launch HealthHero, a holistic digital health provider.
Diversified business group The Barkby Group has invested £500,000 via a convertible loan agreement in VivoPlex Group, a digital health company focusing on fertility and women’s health.
The Kent Surrey and Sussex Academic Health Science Network, has revealed that Locum’s Nest could provide a 72% saving on agency spending for NHS trusts.
Carefound Home Care, which provides home care services to elderly people enabling them to continue living in their own homes, has opened an office in West Bridgford in Nottinghamshire.

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