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UK Home Office plans threaten overseas recruitment

The UK’s care sector has become heavily dependent on foreign nations for its healthcare workforce. With new proposals from the Home Office restricting whether families can accompany some workers coming to the UK, HBI speaks to two operators to hear what impact the plans could have.

Interview: Rebekah Cresswell, CEO, Priory

With a workforce on its knees, it is little surprise that the prospect of ‘care as a career' is becoming an increasingly difficult reality. HBI speaks to UK mental health and social care provider Priory’s CEO Rebekah Cresswell about the government’s latest reforms, and how staff retention can be improved even when times are tough.

Attendo increases market share in Sweden with 120 Team Olivia units

Pan-Nordic care group Attendo has acquired 120 facilities from Team Olivia, a rival Nordic care group. The acquisition will boost Attendo's already-dominant market share in Sweden’s for-profit disability, personal and family, and home care sectors. We speak to the company’s investor relations director to find out more. 

UK tightens foreign recruitment visas

This week, the UK’s Home Secretary James Cleverly announced government plans to tighten health and care worker visas. HBI speaks to a global workforce expert to understand what this attempt to prioritise ‘British talent first’ will mean for operators already facing a workforce crisis.

Voyage Care seeks new CEO and CFO

Voyage Care, the UK’s largest provider of support for people with learning disabilities by revenue, is on the hunt for a new CEO and CFO. Andrew Cannon - who has served as CEO for the last eight years - will remain in position until a successor has been found.

Optimo acquires Abbeycare

UK Homecare group Optimo Care is acquiring specialist supported-living provider Abbeycare, the deal marking the group’s eighth acquisition in the last year. HBI speaks to Ben Hales, Optimo’s group project director to find out more about its run of M&A in what, for most, has been a quiet year.

Germany cuts red tape to recruit outside EU

This summer, a new immigration reform was passed to make it easier for workers from non-EU countries to relocate to Germany. An Indian organisation plans to train 2,000 nurses for the German market. HBI speaks to experts to find out who will make the most of the changes and if it’s the best course of action to combat labour shortages.

See the Global Top 50 by Market Cap

Who are the Global Top 50 Health Care Service Companies by market cap and what does this tell us about the industry? What is striking is how very few of the top 50 are now EMEA companies - just 13, and of those only four are headquartered in Europe, rather than the Middle East or South Africa. 

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