Hands finds little relief for care homes

Terra Firma chief does not consider major restructuring necessary

Minimum wage impact slows healthcare M&A

Fears over the living wage were the biggest barrier to investing

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Fears rise for care homes

Chancellor fails to deliver substantial rise in funding

Political risk clouds Pfizer-Allergan deal

Transaction is seen as vulnerable to change in ‘tax inversion’ law

Four Seasons losses widen as costs rise

UK’s biggest care home operator says it cash for “medium-term”

Pfizer bulks up in era of slimming down

Given size of $160bn Allergan deal any split would not be until at 2018

Mitie hit by healthcare funding cuts

Outsourcer’s shares fall as sales at nursing care business drop 20%

UnitedHealth warns it may quit Obamacare

Insurer struggles to profit from plans it offers through exchanges

Allergan warns US on blocking tax deals

Chief says US action on ‘tax inversions’ would be ‘short-sighted’

Virgin Care wins NHS children services

Privately owned company wins 5-year contract in Wiltshire

Rise in diabetes linked to urbanisation

Study highlights ‘risk cocktail’ in city living

Not what the doctor ordered

The health service is riddled with perverse top-down incentives,

Care homes fear crisis as capacity falls

Owners predict closures without compensation for higher minimum wage

Social care: profit pains

Sector remains fragmented, but Korian salves the wounds

Short seller sets sights on Mallinckrodt

Shares plunge after tweet from Citron Research likens drugmaker to Valeant

Fast-moving ArchiMed wraps up fourth deal

Group’s activity shows investor confidence in newcomers

Start-ups turn healthcare on its head

Tech companies could transform the medical industry

Allergan chief remains coy over Pfizer talks

Display of independence underlines options available to the drug group

Health effects of a little fidget

Research suggests that small movements can protect sedentary workers from illness

Georgia Healthcare sets range for IPO

Price would value company at between £257m and £347m


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