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Spare room rehab model piloted in UK

Homeowners in Southeast England are being paid to turn their spare rooms into private rehabilitation facilities. We speak to the CEO of CareRooms which is the company pioneering the pilot scheme which could create a new sector.

Esperi CEO steps down amid Finnish care scandal

The CEO of Esperi, Finland's largest nursing home group by revenue, has stepped down after the Finnish healthcare watchdog temporarily shut down one of its facilities. We speak to Attendo, Mehilainen and an expert adviser on what this will mean for the private sector.

Brazilian healthcare reform: As easy as “changing a flat tyre on a moving car”

Despite widespread global criticism for his politics, president Jair Bolsonaro has inspired confidence in the private sector. The Brazilian stock market Bovespa reached record highs last week after climbing steadily for the last six months. Why is private healthcare not seeing more benefit, and how does it need to reform? We speak to two experts in Brazilian healthcare to find out more.

Aedifica buys stepping stones into Dutch market

Belgium-based REIT Aedifica is expanding its portfolio in the Netherlands with the construction of an elderly care facility in an opco-propco deal with Dutch assisted living operator Stepping Stones. We speak to the chief investment officer at Aedifica about opportunities opening up in Dutch elderly care.

Is Citilab in decline?

Russian lab group Citilab, once the second largest player on the market, has apparently seen a drop in revenue over the past three years. HBI investigates.

New tech could disrupt dialysis market

We talk to a medtech outfit whose portable peritoneal dialysis device has been granted 'breakthrough' status in the US, and which could disrupt the big players in this market - and a seasoned operator who is less optimistic about the ability of tech like it to encourage higher uptake of peritoneal dialysis, the generally cheaper of the two treatments for end-stage renal disease.

Greek nursing homes: Worthwhile investment despite troubled economy?

Despite the parlous state of the Greek economy, we hear bold claims that plucky investors entering the Greek nursing home market may stand to gain big returns on their investments. HBI speaks to the director of international insurance at Athens Medical Group (AMG) and the CEO of Greek long-term dementia care specialist Aktios to find out more.

Interview: Steve Grobet, Orpea

Nursing home giant Orpea turns 30 this year, and has a portfolio of 854 facilities and 86,757 beds across 13 different countries. We talk markets and strategy with Steve Grobet, head of Orpea's investor relations.

NMC Saudi JV put back, group reiterates earnings guidance

London-listed EMEA healthcare group NMC Health says the final agreement on its joint venture in Saudi Arabia with state-owned investor Hassana will be signed in Q1 2019, which seems contrary to earlier filings saying it would be completed in the current quarter. We talk to CEO Prasanth Manghat about the deal there, the payor climate in neighbouring UAE and the group's strategy more broadly.

Lifestyle genetic platforms under fire

Insurers and big occupational healthcare providers are sceptical about a new generation of lifestyle genetic testing linked to apps which are designed to enable individuals to achieve higher levels of wellness. But they are starting to deploy more specific tests that diagnose rare diseases. We talk to major operators and insurers about how they see the genetic test market.

UK nursing home real-estate proving attractive to investors

According to a report by real-estate investor Octopus Healthcare, both current and new investors in UK elderly care will be allocating increasing resources to the sector, despite the market experiencing significant financial challenges. We speak to the company's CEO, Benjamin Davis, about why UK elderly care remains a hotspot for investment.

Interview: Hoda Abou-Jamra, TVM

We speak to Hoda Abou-Jamra, the driving force behind the establishment of investors TVM in MENA and current group CEO of Bourn Hall International, a chain of fertility clinics currently in UAE and Delhi. It has an affiliate in Cambridge, UK.

Government promises innovators easier access to UK NHS

Private providers have, in the past, found it difficult to try and introduce their innovation into the NHS. Now, the UK government is promising to create a better environment for digital and technology companies to thrive and providers are excited. 

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