Firms set to profit from reforms of NHS
Wednesday 22 February 2012
Two private healthcare groups, Circle Holdings and Primary Health Properties, yesterday showed they are poised to capitalise on the Government's controversial NHS reforms.
Circle was the first private company to be given a contract to run an NHS hospital when it was awarded a £1bn, 10-year deal to take over Cambridgeshire's Hinchingbrooke Hospital last year.
Its finance director, Paolo Pieri, said: "We have an NHS focus and are keen to do more in the NHS arena. With or without the [new healthcare] Bill, we feel that we can add value."
Circle said that it was aiming to double its number of NHS contracts to four, as well as running at least four independent hospitals, by the end of 2014.
Its other current NHS contract is running Europe's largest treatment centre in Nottingham.
"Hitchenbrook is a fantastic opportunity for us to prove our model," Mr Pieri said. Circle began running the hospital earlier this month.
Separately, Primary HealthProperties, which builds healthcentres, GP surgeries and pharmacies, yesterday announced that its annual rental income increased by £3.8m to £30.7m last year, and posted an underlying profit of £10m, up from £9.1m a year earlier.
- 1 Apple has installed security backdoors on 600m iPhones and iPads, claims security researcher
- 2 UK pirates will get four warning letters a year
- 4 Is Gideon Levy the most hated man in Israel or just the most heroic?
- 5 Israel-Gaza conflict: Deadly flechette shells 'used by Israeli military in Gaza Strip’
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash: 'Nine Britons, 23 Americans and 80 children' feared dead after Boeing passenger jet is 'shot down' near Ukraine-Russia border
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Vladimir Putin is given 'one last chance' to end hostilities in Ukraine
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: victims’ bodies bundled in black bags and loaded onto trains
iJobs Money & Business
£850 - £950 per day: Orgtel: Programme Director - Conduct Risk - Banking - £85...
£45000 - £50000 Per Annum + excellent benefits: Clearwater People Solutions Lt...
£250 - £300 per day + competitive: Orgtel: Finance Manager - Accountant - Bank...
£100000 - £120000 per annum + BONUS + BENEFITS: Harrington Starr: A leading fi...