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Social care job applications drop as economies open

Job applications for social care have dropped off a cliff in the UK as the economy starts to open up, according to an operator. Groups in Germany, France, the Netherlands and Austria say they are still seeing a surge.

Bupa ‘Global and UK’ CEO set to leave

Bupa is replacing its ‘Global and UK’ market unit CEO David Hyman in one of the first senior changes under new group CEO Iñaki Ereño. Full-year results show flat revenue and a 4% drop in underlying profits.

Babylon makes triple hires from US tech scene

UK-based digital health company Babylon has hired a trio of new senior management personnel from Amazon, Expedia and Brex. The tech unicorn says the new leadership will work on US-based growth this year. 

Khemka’s big plans for Simplyhealth

Sneh Khemka has quit Aetna International where he was VP of Population Health & vHealth to become CEO of Simplyhealth, a £240m revenue, not-for-profit provider of cashplans for corporates and private individuals which in total covers 2.3m people in the UK. He tells us that his brief is to rethink how Simplyhealth can best provide access to health care services over the next 30-50 years.

Teleradiology veteran joins AI outfit as sectors’ outlooks diverge

The former CEO of lab group Unilabs' teleradiology arm TMC, Alexander Böhmcker, has joined the eighth most-funded imaging AI company in the world, Aidoc, as VP Europe. We talk to Böhmcker. What does the move say about the two sectors which had very different 2020s?

Orpea to build universities across world after academy acquisition

Pan-European nursing home group Orpea has acquired a training academy in Austria, HBI can reveal. It signals a new wave for the group, which tells HBI that it wants to be known in five to ten years as a school, alongside its care and property arms. It will use the licence to build a university campus, doubling the number of people trained locally, and then duplicate this model across all its markets.

Why your communications director could be your next CEO

The biggest for-profit hospital operators in Australia, Hungary and Norway have all appointed new CEOs internally from communications roles or backgrounds in 2020. Is this indicative of a wider trend in the healthcare sector? The three women appointed tell HBI why it makes sense.

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