Laboratory Services


The London Clinic opens rapid diagnostics clinic

The London Clinic, a large private hospital in London, is opening a new diagnostics centre just across from its main site in Harley Street, London, to deliver fast diagnostics services to patients wanting to skip NHS queues.

Interview: Alberto de Rosa, President of Ribera Salud

Have public-private partnerships had their day? Who better to answer this than Alberto de Rosa, president of Spanish hospital group Ribera Salud which was forced to pivot away from PPPs to fight off political opposition, and meet the demands of a shifting Spanish healthcare environment. HBI asks him how the model, in any form, might survive.

Billionaire activist investor takes stake in Synlab as Cinven’s offer period ends

Billionaire activist investor Paul Singer has acquired a minority stake in pan-European diagnostic labs group Synlab, just before the deadline for shareholders to decide whether they want to sell to PE firm Cinven, which is trying to take the group private. Singer appears to agree with Synlab's board that Cinven's €10-per-share offer doesn't reflect the true long-term value of the company.

Clock ticking on Cinven’s offer as Synlab management sits on the fence

Multinational labs group Synlab has left it up to shareholders to make up their own mind about whether to sell their shares to UK PE firm Cinven. Cinven has already secured 79% of the shares, but remaining shareholders have until November 20 to decide whether to accept Cinven's €10-per-share public acquisition offer.

Workforce woes beckon in a winter of discontent

Winter is coming, and for the health care sector the end of the year could see a weary workforce and soaring costs push some groups to breaking point. HBI speaks to a selection of operators, analysts and advisers to understand how groups are planning for the potentially difficult months ahead.

UK Health Minister looks for further collaboration with independent sector

The UK's Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has told for-profit operators collaborations between the NHS and private players have paved the way for them to have an increased role going forward - and that patients will be given greater opportunity to be referred to independent sector providers.

Three things we learned at Global Health, Riyadh

HBI attended the Global Health Exhibition in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and saw first-hand how the country is changing ahead of its 2030 transformation plan. Here are our three key takeaways from the event.

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