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Voyage Care names new CEO

A new CEO for Voyage Care - the UK’s largest provider of support for people with learning disabilities by revenue - has been named. The successor is current CCO at UK nursing home operator HC-One, Mike McKessar, who will assume the position early this summer.

UK pharmacists given green light to prescribe as primary care can’t cope

Pharmacists in the UK now have the right to prescribe for common ailments such as sore throats and earaches. In France, Ireland and Portugal pharmacists also have some prescribing rights and similar initiatives may be introduced in other European countries in the near future. Is this a solution to the GP workforce shortage? And will it be a good thing for private hospital and private primary care groups?

Croatian doctors threaten to strike, again

Relations between the healthcare workforce and the Croatian government appear to be souring. Having reached an agreement just nine months ago, the doctors' union is now complaining of ‘unfulfilled promises’, ‘propaganda attempts’ and ‘slave contracts.’ HBI asks, is more strike action likely to return?

Orpea opens business school

French nursing home operator Orpea is partnering with one of the top business schools in France - EDHEC - to launch a first-of-its-kind management school for the care sector. It plans to train 1,000 group managers within one year. HBI speaks to a market expert to learn more.

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.

Medica CEO being replaced as he departs for GHO Capital

A new year brings a new wave of senior appointments. After four years of service at international teleradiology specialist Medica, CEO Stuart Quin is leaving to join London-based healthcare investment advisor GHO Capital as a new partner. Former Voyage Care CEO Andrew Cannon is lined up as Quin’s replacement, while mydentist executive chairman Tom Riall is Medica’s new chair.

Is 2024 the year of recovery?

As we kick off the new year, HBI speaks to healthcare market experts across a variety of countries and subsectors, and hears what they think is in store for 2024. An election-heavy year could herald changes – but will any be enough to stave off the challenges of workforce, inflation, and soaring costs?

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