Psychiatry and Mental Health


DomusVi to sell Spanish mental healthcare provider Mentalia Salud

French nursing home operator DomusVi has initiated the sale of its specialised psychiatric treatment division, Mentalia Salud, according to reports from within Spain. The planned divestment follows both planned real estate sales by the group, and those completed as sales and leaseback transactions.

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.

Dutch regulators clamping down on M&A

The Dutch competition authority is looking to expand its influence over the healthcare sector, having already attempted to block some smaller M&A deals. HBI speaks to Rune Aresvik, founder of Dutch consultancy firm Vardetun, to understand what tighter regulations could mean for operators in the region.

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.

Spire Healthcare acquires Vita Health

The UK’s largest for-profit hospital group by revenue, Spire Healthcare, this week acquired London-based mental health specialist Vita Health Group in a £74m cash deal. HBI hears there are significant opportunities in outpatient areas like mental health for for-profits to fill the gaps left by a struggling UK NHS.

Interview: Howard Podolsky, Group CEO, Cambridge Medical

Last week, Amanat Holdings announced the return of Howard Podolsky to Cambridge Medical Rehabilitation Center. HBI caught up with the ‘new’ group CEO to hear about current challenges and opportunities in the Middle East and what is different this time around.

See the Global Top 50 by Market Cap

Who are the Global Top 50 Health Care Service Companies by market cap and what does this tell us about the industry? What is striking is how very few of the top 50 are now EMEA companies - just 13, and of those only four are headquartered in Europe, rather than the Middle East or South Africa. 

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