Private pay dentistry is booming according to multiple sources in the UK, while finding a dentist free to take on new NHS patients is “like looking for a unicorn” as the profession collectively criticises reimbursement rates, and leaves for more lucrative private work.
HBI hears that pan-European and dentist-led European Dental Group (EDG) could be up for sale soon. HBI takes a look at the business and possible pricing at a time when dentistry continues to be a hot ticket.
HBI chats with Peter Fish, CEO of Mendelian, a company which combines patient medical records with the most-up-to date academic data on risk factors, using big data to uncover the patterns that doctors are missing and find the undiagnosed sufferers of rare diseases.
NVM Capital has bought a majority stake in Yorktest, the largest UK food intolerance testing lab. The company, which has doubled sales in two years, plans to expand in the USA where it faces Everlywell, which is valued at several billion dollars.
US healthcare giant Centene confirmed it has sold its Spanish and Central European subsidiaries to French private hospital group Vivalto Santé, but has yet to find a buyer for Circle Health, the second largest UK hospital chain.
The UK National Health Service (NHS) should unquestionably boost outsourcing to counter the acute shortage of diagnostic centres in the country, according to a panel at HBI 2022 focused on "Building Capacity and Care Pathways through Partnerships".