EDG “pulled from sale”

HBI hears the sale of Nordic-owned multinational dentist-led European Dental Group (EDG) is no longer going ahead. Multiple well-placed sources tell us more.

UK CQC strike escalates – inspections could be delayed

Hundreds of staff at UK government watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have voted for further industrial action amid an ongoing dispute over pay. A one-day strike took place last week on Monday, April 17 and another is expected to happen next week on Tuesday, May 2.

Bupa Dental Care to close 85 UK practices

Bupa Dental Care, the UK’s second largest dentistry group by revenue, is closing 85 of its 450 UK practices. The group says the move was driven by difficulty in recruiting enough dentists to provide NHS care, as well as rising costs and difficulties surrounding the NHS contract model.

Interview: Sam Gray, Apposite Capital

London-based PE group Apposite Capital is among the most active investors in health care in Europe. HBI chats with managing partner Sam Gray about the state of the market and pricing, how he sees that changing, and the investment opportunities piquing his interest at present.

Competition concerns around Portman / Dentex merger

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has said the proposed merger between dental groups Portman Dental Care and Dentex Healthcare raises competition issues, and will be investigated further unless suitable undertakings are received.

All change at the top for mydentist and DD

Tom Riall is standing down as CEO of UK-based dental group mydentist, and will take up the role of executive chairman from April 1. His replacement has been announced.

Interview: Richard Storah, CFO, mydentist

HBI chats with mydentist CFO Richard Storah about the UK-based dental group’s history, its plans for 2023 and beyond, and how he sees the post-pandemic market.

UK warns off Turkey after deaths

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has issued a travel warning following the deaths of 22 British nationals who sought medical treatment in Turkey. The country has recently seen a tsunami of patients taking the trip due to a failing NHS in England and the promise of more affordable cosmetic surgeries. HBI speaks to three Turkey-based analysts to understand whether the safeguarding concerns are warranted and what impact the warnings could have on the medical tourism industry.

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