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UK tightens foreign recruitment visas

This week, the UK’s Home Secretary James Cleverly announced government plans to tighten health and care worker visas. HBI speaks to a global workforce expert to understand what this attempt to prioritise ‘British talent first’ will mean for operators already facing a workforce crisis.

Voyage Care seeks new CEO and CFO

Voyage Care, the UK’s largest provider of support for people with learning disabilities by revenue, is on the hunt for a new CEO and CFO. Andrew Cannon - who has served as CEO for the last eight years - will remain in position until a successor has been found.

Optimo acquires Abbeycare

UK Homecare group Optimo Care is acquiring specialist supported-living provider Abbeycare, the deal marking the group’s eighth acquisition in the last year. HBI speaks to Ben Hales, Optimo’s group project director to find out more about its run of M&A in what, for most, has been a quiet year.

Germany cuts red tape to recruit outside EU

This summer, a new immigration reform was passed to make it easier for workers from non-EU countries to relocate to Germany. An Indian organisation plans to train 2,000 nurses for the German market. HBI speaks to experts to find out who will make the most of the changes and if it’s the best course of action to combat labour shortages.

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. 

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.

The homecare technology revolution

The homecare technology revolution This is a sector with massive growth potential but huge issues, ripe for a tech and digital overhaul with new models that both support but also compete with existing provisions. This session features three digital players shaking up the system, tackling the much-needed challenges of workforce, efficiency, cost savings, family and carer support […]

The Outpatient Differential

Traditional hospitals face massive change. The drive towards outpatient and the creation of virtual wards promises to reduce costs and grow supply. This session looks at how and why outpatient models will shape the future of healthcare delivery globally with real data and examples of cost savings, efficiency increase and patient satisfaction. Speakers include: Chris […]

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