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Category: Regulation

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Time is right to move to delay stage

The time is right to move to the delay stage in response to the coronavirus, ...
6 months
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Care homes ban visitors

Care homes are shutting their doors to care recipient’s friends and family in an effort ...
6 months
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Sapphire Medical Clinics welcomes ‘modest progress’ by NICE on Sativex

Sapphire Medical Clinics has welcomed the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) decision to make ...
11 months
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Anger over “shabby” publication of public health Green Paper

Health campaigners have hit out at the government for playing down the publication of a ...
1 year
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Providers attack NHS procurement reforms

Independent providers have hit out at NHS plans to free up commissioners from rigid tendering ...
2 years
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Care home operator reports profit down

Care home operator Runwood Homes, which has 67 homes across England and Northern Ireland, has ...
2 years
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Former MP returns to ministerial role

Former MP Nicola Blackwood (pictured) has been given a peerage to facilitate her reappointment as ...
2 years
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Clinical waste company ceases operations

Healthcare Environmental Services (HES) announced on Saturday that it has ceased operations and told its ...
2 years
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Brexit health policy minister quits for family reasons

Citing family reasons, health minister Lord O’Shaughnessy has resigned as a parliamentary under-secretary. He was ...
2 years
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Framework to improve governance in independent hospitals launched

A new framework on overseeing consultants in independent hospitals is being developed by former NHS ...
2 years
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Just Group shares soar as equity release rule changes delayed

Shares in retirement finance specialists Just Group leapt 22% today after the UK Prudential Regulation ...
2 years
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NHS deal promises faster access to new medicines

The government and the Association of British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) have agreed a draft deal ...
2 years
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Dubai Health Authority launches 2018 Investment guide

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has launched the Dubai Health Investment Guide – part of ...
2 years
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NHS trusts swap waste contracts after stockpiling scandal

A supplier to the NHS caught stockpiling human body parts and other dangerous waste has ...
2 years
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Heathcotes launches garden pods

Care provider Heathcotes Group, is rolling out gardens pods, which provide its residents with a ...
2 years
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UK health tech firm acquires US start-up

British health tech company Medopad has acquired Sherbit, a Silicon Valley AI start-up that works ...
2 years
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Electronic patient record provider secures international contract

Electronic patient record provider PatientSource has secured its first international contract, in the South Atlantic ...
2 years
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Government to introduce new health tech regulation

New regulation around digital health technology is set to be introduced by the government. HSJ ...
2 years
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NHS acute trusts lacking effective communication tools

NHS acute hospitals in England are failing to provide technology to help staff communicate sensitive ...
2 years
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CareTech advances takeover talks with Cambian

Negotiations with CareTech Holdings over a proposed takeover are “at an advanced stage”, Cambian Group ...
2 years
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Elysium Healthcare acquires London Care Partnership

Private mental health services company Elysium Healthcare today announced it has acquired nine London sites ...
2 years
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Charity Commission asked to appeal on sleep-ins

Nearly half of all UK organisations providing care for people with learning difficulties have appealed ...
2 years
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CQC announces new chief executive

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has announced the appointment of Ian Trenholm as its new ...
2 years
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Leading paramedics to prescribe drugs

700 of the health service’s most skilled paramedics have been granted the ability to prescribe ...
2 years
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G Square backs Pharmacy2U

Private equity firm G Square has bought a majority stake in online chemist Pharmacy2U, as ...
2 years
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HI Chicago: Britain ‘open and willing to trade’

“Britain remains open and willing to trade, will stay strong in innovation, and will continue ...
3 years
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Care England allowed to intervene in sleep-ins appeal

Care England, the representative for independent social care providers, has won the right to intervene in ...
3 years
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ILC: Regulate retirement communities to stimulate growth

Introducing a regulatory framework specifically for the UK retirement community sector would stimulate expansion, while ...
3 years
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Spire confirms flat revenue and ebitda in 2017

Spire Healthcare has confirmed its financial expectations for the full year 2017, with underlying ebitda ...
3 years
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Patients want to share health records but distrust app security

92% of patients in the UK recognise the value in having their health records shared ...
3 years
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CMA: Urgent action needed in care home market

The Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) has said that urgent action is required to reform ...
3 years
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Government launches compliance scheme for sleep-ins

The government has launched a compliance scheme for social care providers who may be facing ...
3 years
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HI Summit: CCTV ‘not the way to drive quality’

“I’m 100% clear that CCTV is not the way to drive quality,” group medical director at Four ...
3 years
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Colliers: Nursing care fees rise as occupancy dips

Occupancy levels in nursing homes declined slightly in the first half of 2017, falling to ...
3 years
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Sleep-ins wage enforcement suspension extended

The government has announced that it is extending its suspension of minimum wage enforcements for ...
3 years
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LD providers warn back-pay demand could cost £400m

Learning disabilities charities are warning that insolvency could be imminent following a government ruling that ...
3 years
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CQC appoints new chief inspector of hospitals

Professor Ted Baker will become chief inspector of hospitals at the Care Quality Commission (CQC), ...
3 years
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CQC relaxes attitude towards 6-bed cap on LD facilities

Following a sector outcry, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has backtracked on its initial position ...
3 years
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Ashworth: Labour won’t reverse entire Health & Social Care Act

Shadow health secretary Jon Ashworth has said that Labour will not repeal the Health & ...
3 years
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ILC: Failure to innovate could cost NHS £18.5 billion

A report from independent thinktank International Longevity Centre (ILC) has suggested that just seven innovations ...
3 years
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BMA: STPs to cost NHS £9.5bn in capital funding

The British Medical Association (BMA) has suggested that sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) will require ...
4 years
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Elysium buys Raphael

BC Partners-backed Elysium Healthcare has acquired Raphael Healthcare, a provider of specialist and secure mental ...
4 years
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Strategic Projects Team to be closed down

The NHS’s East of England commercial advisory unit, the Strategic Projects Team (SPT), is to ...
4 years
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CQC completes first care provider prosecution

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has completed its first successful prosecution of a care provider ...
4 years
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Health minister calls for NHS and private sector unity

Life sciences minister George Freeman has called for an end to the “apartheid” between the ...
4 years
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Labour: Children services reform needs ‘privatisation lock’

A government proposal to allow councils to request exemption from a range of statutory obligations ...
4 years
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CQC director to join babylon

Care Quality Commission (CQC) director of strategy and intelligence Paul Bate is to leave the ...
4 years
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CQC announces new five-year strategy amid budget cut

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has released a document announcing a new five-year strategy for ...
4 years
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GP numbers down 1.9% in 2015

The number of GPs operating in England dropped by almost 2% in 2015, according to ...
4 years
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Treasury agrees to £205m DH bailout

The Department of Health (DH) will receive £205 million in bailout money from the Treasury ...
5 years
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Synova exits Kinapse on sale to Hg Capital

Synova Capital has exited its investment in Kinapse upon the company’s sale to Hg Capital, ...
5 years
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Alliance Pharma acquires division from Sinclair IS Pharma for £132m

AIM-listed pharmaceutical firm Alliance Pharma has acquired Sinclair IS Pharma’s healthcare products business for £132 ...
5 years
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High street pharmacies to gain access to NHS patient records

A new national scheme will make it possible for GP surgeries to share patient data ...
5 years
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Jeremy Hunt outlines NHS vision for the next 25 years

In a speech delivered at The King’s Fund, health secretary Jeremy Hunt said a “profound ...
5 years
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Kinapse and Chromogenex listed in Sunday Times BT Business SME Export Track 100

Healthcare firms Kinapse and Chromogenex have been listed in this year’s Sunday Times BT Business ...
5 years
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Mitie to be investigated about staff pay

Outsourcing firm Mitie is facing fresh accusations that it failed to pay employees of its ...
5 years
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Private providers could temporarily take over GP practices

NHS England South plans could see private providers temporarily take over GP practices in the ...
5 years
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Monitor backs Blackpool CCG changes after Spire complaint

Healthcare watchdog Monitor has accepted the changes that NHS Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group (Blackpool CCG) ...
5 years
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Circle drops Hinchingbrooke CQC rating challenge

Circle Health has decided to not request a review into the ‘inadequate’ rating awarded to ...
6 years
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New social care bill proposed in Wales

The Welsh government has announced a new social care bill to replace the current one ...
6 years
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Not-for-profits to be protected from NHS preferred provider policy

In its 10-year plan for the NHS, Labour has said voluntary sector organisations would not ...
6 years
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RCS: Only specialists should do cosmetic surgery

The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) has launched a consultation on ways of regulating the ...
6 years
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Care Act to clamp down on care home top-up fees

The government is to introduce new regulations making it harder for care homes to ask ...
6 years
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New UK procurement regulations delayed for NHS

NHS commissioners will not have to abide by the incoming Public Contracts Regulations 2015 until ...
6 years
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Miliband announces £2.5bn NHS funding pledge

Labour party leader Ed Miliband has announced a £2.5 billion funding pledge to “save and ...
6 years
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All new GP contracts open to private providers

In a move that will open up the GP market to the private sector, NHS ...
6 years
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Burnham demands end to NHS ‘privatisation’

6 years
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US firm acquires Pharmalink

New York-listed Genpact has acquired Pharmalink Consulting, which provides regulatory outsourcing services to the life ...
6 years
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‘Fit and proper persons’ test for directors revealed

6 years
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Global logistics firm acquires Polar Speed

Global logistics firm UPS has acquired Polar Speed, a supplier of temperature controlled distribution services, ...
7 years
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CCG to tender out seven-year contract

Bath & North East Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has plans to re-commission its community ...
7 years
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Scotland curbs NHS use of private sector

Scottish health boards have been told to curb their spending on independent healthcare. Health secretary ...
7 years
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Government to shelve cosmetic register recommendation

7 years
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Exclusive: Dunedin in exclusivity over Pharmalink

Private equity house Dunedin is in exclusivity to buy the regulatory affairs consultancy Pharmalink, HealthInvestor ...
7 years
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DH choice for Monitor boss “too close” to private health firms

The Department of Health’s (DH) preferred candidate to run the NHS’s financial regulator Monitor has ...
7 years
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NHS ‘procurement champion’ to be recruited

A “procurement champion” with private sector expertise is to be appointed to lead the push ...
7 years
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CBI to create transparency guidelines for private providers of NHS services

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) is developing transparency guidelines for private companies that run ...
7 years
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Private providers take stand against NHS walk-in clinic closures

7 years
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Cosmetic surgery review calls for better regulation

7 years
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Bid to overturn ‘section 75’ regulations thrown out of Lords

7 years
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Commercial & Clinical Solutions forms partnership

7 years
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Private providers divided on changes to NHS insurance scheme

The NHS Litigation Authority’s (NHS LA) changes to the Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts (CNST) ...
7 years
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Government amends controversial NHS procurement regulations

The Department of Health (DH) has published its amendments to regulations 257, which cover the ...
8 years
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Exclusive: MPs want tighter regulation of private equity-backed public services, survey shows

MPs remain divided over the role that private equity-backed businesses should play in delivering public ...
8 years
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Government back-tracks on NHS competition rules

Health minister Norman Lamb has announced that the regulations on the NHS procurement process, due ...
8 years
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Lib Dems force Hunt to review NHS provider regulation

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is to review NHS provider regulations due to pressure from the ...
8 years
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Francis report to demand overhaul of NHS

The report into the failings at Stafford Hospital is expected to call for stricter regulation ...
8 years
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Synova Capital invests in Kinapse

Synova Capital has made an investment in Kinapse, a provider of consulting and outsourcing services ...
8 years
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PIP implants don’t pose long-term health risk

PIP breast implants don’t pose a long-term health risk, a government review has concluded. An ...
8 years
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Serco the preferred bidder for NHS Suffolk community health contract

” />Outsourcing giant Serco has been selected as the preferred bidder for a three-year contract ...
9 years
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CQC chief Cynthia Bower resigns

” width=”300″ height=”201″ align=”right” />Cynthia Bower has resigned as chief executive of the Care Quality ...
9 years
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Competition boosts hospital performance, report finds

Encouraging NHS hospitals to compete with one another can generate substantial savings, but the benefits ...
9 years
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Partnerships in Care appoints Joy Chamberlain as chief executive

” />Mental health firm Partnerships in Care (PiC) has named Joy Chamberlain as its new ...
9 years
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CQC and DH slammed by NAO

Compliance work and inspections fell significantly at The Care Quality Commission (CQC) this year, a ...
9 years
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Any Qualified Provider ‘optional’ for CCGs

Commissioners will not have to use Any Qualified Provider if they feel it is inappropriate, ...
9 years
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Monitor likely to ‘fail’, report warns

Monitor’s new role in overseeing the NHS market is too complex and the regulator is ...
9 years
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HC-One announces further senior appointments

HC-One, the new operating company taking over a third of Southern Cross’s 750 care homes, ...
9 years
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DH reveals proposals to prevent care firms failing

The DH has revealed a range of ideas to try and prevent a repeat of ...
9 years
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‘Super SHA’ and commissioning bosses revealed

The chief executives of the four new SHA "clusters" have been named, along with a ...
9 years
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Report warns home care often breaches human rights

Older people’s basic human rights are being overlooked in the provision of care at home, ...
9 years
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