Cosmetic surgery


Private pay: Rising – but not as fast as you think

Data from the Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) shows the self-pay bubble in the UK seems to have reached its peak. While private pay admissions are still rising across the country, self-pay is out while private medical insurance (PMI) is in.

Italian scoops up UK medico-cosmetic chain

Milan-based Quadrivio Group has bought 100% of UK-based cosmetic-focused The Private Clinic (TPC) from PE group Bluegem, and has added a further four smaller clinics. This is the second transaction from its Silver Economy Fund which targets "healthy longevity".  We look at deal, fund and market size.

Interview: Dr. Nadine Hachach-Haram, CEO and Founder, Proximie

HBI catches up with Dr. Nadine Hachach-Haram, the CEO and founder of global health technology platform Proximie to hear about how MedTech can improve surgical education and performance, address variations in quality of care, and bring the operating theatre into the 21st century.

HBI 2023: Healthcare regulation – opportunities and risks

Regulatory changes are one of the major concerns among players in healthcare services. A busy panel of lawyers, operators and investors considered this thorny issue at HBI 2023, with a general feeling that even the strictest of regulations can provide some kind of opportunity, and that private funding is so essential a component in health care today, it cannot be legislated away.

17 things we learned at HBI 2023: Our key insights and takeaways

Our annual conference took place earlier this week in London. Over a jam-packed three days of HBI 2023, an impressive array of delegates from across Europe and beyond gathered in the heart of London and shared their insights into the myriad challenges and abundant opportunities the sector faces, and offered their views on how some of them might be addressed. Here are some of our key takeaways.

Is there any need to panic over South African NHI?

Last week HBI reported on the South African parliament approving a national / statutory health insurance scheme, which would bring universal healthcare to the rainbow nation at the expense of private providers. HBI speaks to a South African operator to find out how this may affect them.

Interview: Jason Powell, Co-CEO, UK Vein Clinic Group 

We look at how to build a dynamic, low-cost outpatient chain which delivers high quality care and at the UK venous market more generally with Jason Powell, whose UK Vein Clinic Group looks set to grow revenue 50% in 2024, after doubling sales in 2023.  

Interview: Sam Gray, Apposite Capital

London-based PE group Apposite Capital is among the most active investors in health care in Europe. HBI chats with managing partner Sam Gray about the state of the market and pricing, how he sees that changing, and the investment opportunities piquing his interest at present.

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