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Pendine Park is planning to set up a £4m dementia care centre at the former Bryn Seiont community hospital site in Caernarfon, with the creation of up to 100 jobs.
Stockport Council has approved plans to build a £30m NHS health centre on the site of St Thomas' Hospital in Shaw Heath.
Care Aspirations has acquired Shirebrook Care, the Mansfield-based chain of eight care homes, for about £20m.
Basildon Council has approved plans from Hallmark Healthcare to build a £7m 70-bed care home in Billericay by spring 2011, with the creation of 70 jobs.
NHS Cambridgeshire has secured £9m of funding for the development of a 60-bed extra care facility at Doddington Hospital by the end of 2011.
DePuy Orthopaedics has acquired Finsbury Orthopaedics, the Surrey-based supplier of orthopaedic implants, for undisclosed terms.
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is to invest £3m in the expansion of its baby care facilities at Royal Preston Hospital in 2010.
Domus Healthcare Group has acquired TLC Homecare Services, the provider of home care services with 80 staff in Yorkshire and the North West, for undisclosed terms.
Wolverhampton City Primary Care Trust is planning to build a £5m health centre on Wednesfield Road by 2012.
Worcester City Council has approved plans from Projects 2000 for the development of a £6.7m GP surgery in Northwick Road.
CVS has acquired the Rees Veterinary Centre in Warrington, with the transfer of 20 staff.
IDS, the Tyneside-based supplier of medical testing equipment, is looking to create a further 50 jobs worldwide next year.
Associated Dental Practices, the chain of 122 dental practices, has been acquired by private equity firm Palamon Capital Partners in a £72m deal.
NHS Hull is planning to invest £1m in the development of health centres at the city's two rugby league clubs.
Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust is planning to invest £20m in the expansion of Colchester General Hospital, including a new two-storey children's ward and clinic.
The Department of Health is planning to invest £130m in telecare and home adaptations, in order to help 130,000 people needing home care.
Gibraltar Care Village is creating 30 jobs at its new £10m nursing home and retirement village in Monmouth.
Ashley House is to acquire Sapphire Primary Care Developments, the developer of healthcare premises with 13 staff in Coventry and Scotland, from Lloydspharmacy for £6.8m.
Menicon has acquired David Thomas, the Northampton-based contact lens manufacturer, for undisclosed terms.
Abermed, the Aberdeen-based medical services firm with 360 staff, has been acquired by International SOS.
Caldew Hospital has submitted plans to build a new £7m private hospital in Dalston Road, Carlisle, with the creation of up to 60 jobs.
Network Group Holdings is to acquire a 51% stake in Network Recruitment Solutions, the South London-based health sector recruitment firm with annual turnover of £1.6m.
Alliance Surgical, the medical group, is to set up a 28,000 sq ft office at Calthorpe House in Edgbaston, Birmingham.
LNT Group has secured £67m to fund the expansion of its chain of two Ideal care homes with up to nine new sites in the North of England and the Midlands over the next year.
PDSA is to open a new £1.6m PetAid animal hospital in Sunderland in autumn 2010.
Tiger Developments has won permission to build a 58-bed care home in Windsor for its Shelbourne Senior Living division by 2012, and hopes to build a chain of up to 40 units.
Angels Care Services is looking to expand its 70-strong workforce with 30 new jobs in Newport.
BAM Construct has won a £50m contract to build a 120-bed mental health facility in Shelton for South Staffs & Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
Shropshire Council is to consider plans from Matrix Medical for the development of a £13m primary care surgery in Shrewsbury, with the creation of up to 70 jobs.
The University of Edinburgh is to set up a childhood epilepsy research centre by September 2010, in partnership with the Muir Maxwell Trust.
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust is planning to set up a £1.7m children's heart centre at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester over the next three years.
The Royal Bolton Hospital is to create 400 new jobs by 2011 with the transfer of inpatient maternity services from Bury and Salford.
Integrated Support is looking to recruit 70 additional staff for its specialist care services business in the North East over the next three months.
Executive Care Group of Gateshead is to open seven new care homes in Dundee, Newmarket, Poole, Redcar, South Shields, Stocksfield and Wisbech over the next year, with the creation of 300 jobs.
Carewatch is looking to recruit 37 additional staff for its care services business in Leicester.
Civica Group has acquired In4tek, the Altrincham-based supplier of software and services to the health sector with about 50 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Arthrex is setting up a UK headquarters for its sports medicine business at Smithy Wood in Sheffield.
Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge has unveiled plans to invest £300m in the expansion of its site and new medical research facilities over the next 20 years, creating up to 8,000 new jobs.
Merthyr Tydfil Council is to consider plans from Care 4U to build three residential care homes near Castle Park, with the creation of 30 jobs.
West London Mental Health Trust is to submit plans for the £280m redevelopment of Broadmoor psychiatric hospital in Berkshire.
Guys & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust is to set up a 58,000 sq ft office at 75 York Road in Waterloo, London.
London Care, the London-based chain of 15 care homes with 1,500 staff, is to be acquired by private equity firm Sovereign Capital for £19m.
Plymouth City Council has approved outline plans from ReSound Health for the development of a £5m NHS clinic and health centre in Plympton.
Wirral Primary Care Trust has won approval to build a new GP "super-surgery" at Arrowe Park.
NHS Lanarkshire has unveiled plans to build a new 130-bed mental health campus at Wishaw General or Monklands Hospital.
Clearwater Care, the chain of 14 care homes in the South East, has agreed to be acquired by private equity firm Synova Capital.
Complete Group is looking to expand its care services business into Merseyside, with the creation of 25 jobs.
The Bristol Haematology & Oncology Centre (BHOC) is planning a £2.4m refurbishment project, including a new reception area and outpatients department.
Bury Council is to consider plans from the Alpha Hospital to build two new psychiatric units providing more than 80 beds, which could create 225 jobs.
NHS North Lincolnshire has unveiled plans to build a new £15m health centre in Scunthorpe by autumn 2011.
Southern Cross Healthcare has sold its Sunchoice healthcare distribution operation in Warrington to Medline Europe for £3.7m.
Ideal Care Homes is recruiting 60 staff for a new 78-bed care home in Harehill, Leeds.
Just Learning is to acquire the Nu Nu chain of ten children's nurseries in the North West and Midlands for £7.7m.
Aircraft Medical is to invest a further £20m in the expansion of its Edinburgh-based medical devices business over the next five years, including sales, marketing, research and new jobs.
Ideal Care Homes is creating 50 jobs at a new 60-bed care home due to open in Bentilee, Stoke-on-Trent, in December.
North West Strategic Health Authority is to relocate up to 500 Manchester-based staff to a 52,000 sq ft office at Three Piccadilly Place.
Shropshire Council is to consider plans from Matrix Medical to build a new £13m surgery in Shrewsbury by 2011, including a base for Shropshire County Primary Care Trust.
Ladhar Group has secured a £10m funding package to expand its chain of care homes into Yorkshire, with the creation of more than 100 jobs by the end of the year.
SevaCare has acquired CM Community Services, the care services firm trading as SureCare West Yorkshire with 78 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Villafont and Southern Care Group are to build a £3.8m care home in Urmston by next year, with the creation of 75 jobs.
Claimar Care, the care services firm, has agreed to be acquired by social housing group Housing 21 for £19m.
Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust is considering plans to build a new £25m premature babies unit in Oxford.
Home Instead is looking to create up to 100 jobs at its new home care operation in Swansea over the next year.
NHS Coventry has won planning permission to build a new £20m health centre at Hillfields by 2011.
David Roberts Physiotherapy of Lancashire has secured funding to open at least three new private clinics over the next 18 months.
West Midlands Ambulance Trust is looking to recruit about 60 extra ambulance drivers, in order to improve its non-emergency transport service in North Staffordshire.
Aberdeenshire Council has approved plans from Sanspeur for the development of a sheltered housing complex in Fraserburgh, which could create up to 100 care jobs.
NHS South West has submitted plans to Bristol City Council for the development of a new £430m "super hospital" by 2013, in order to combine services from Southmead and Frenchay hospitals.
NHS Suffolk is to consider proposals to set up a £2.5m heart laboratory at Ipswich Hospital over the next year.
Ultralase has acquired Eye Laser Ireland, the Irish chain of three eye surgery clinics, for undisclosed terms.
GW Butler has acquired Medical Waste Solutions of Nottingham out of administration, in order to expand its clinical waste operations into the Midlands and London.
NHS Greater Glasgow is to invest £6m in two new centralised kitchens at the Royal Alexandra and Inverclyde Royal hospitals, in order to supply food to hospitals across the area.
Swansea Council has approved plans from Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University NHS Trust to invest £80m in the redevelopment of the Cefn Coed mental hospital over the next five years.
CVS Group has acquired the Falkland Veterinary Clinic in Newbury for undisclosed terms, with the transfer of 25 staff.
Norfolk & Waveney Mental Health Foundation Trust is looking to recruit 40 additional staff for both clinical and non-clinical jobs.
NHS Doncaster has unveiled plans to build a £8m five-storey health centre at the former SR Gent factory by 2011.
NHS Coventry is to invest £6m in improvements to medical care in the community over the next five years, creating 200 new healthcare jobs.
Colchester General Hospital is planning to recruit 100 extra staff this year, and is also starting work on the development of a new £13m ward block.
Morgan Ashurst has won a £100m contract to build new mental health care facilities at Murray Royal hospital in Perth and Stracathro hospital in Angus.
Kettering General Hospital has won permission from East Northamptonshire Council to build a new outpatients clinic to replace the Rushden Memorial Clinic in Irthlingborough.
Priory Group is planning to invest £35m in the expansion of its mental health services across Northern Ireland over the next three years, with the creation of more than 700 jobs.
Interior Services Group has won a £6.2m contract to build a motor neurone disease research centre at the University of Sheffield by summer 2010.
Leeds City Council has approved plans from Community Ventures Leeds for the £20m development of two new health and council service centres in Harehills and Chapeltown by 2010.
Cambridge University is seeking funding to build a new £55m sports and swimming centre at its West Cambridge site.
Busy Bees, the Lichfield-based chain of 131 children's nurseries, has been acquired by Knowledge Universe Education of Singapore for undisclosed terms.
North Lanarkshire Council has approved plans from AWG Property and WG Mitchell to build an 80,000 sq ft health centre and 27,000 sq ft of office and retail space in Airdrie by 2011.
NHS North West is said to be in negotiations to set up a 50,000 sq ft office at Piccadilly Place in Manchester, in order to relocate from Gateway House.
Dhais has bought Hearsavers, the Southport-based chain of 57 hearing aid centres in Matalan stores across the country, out of administration.
Hull City Council has approved plans from NHS Hull and the Sewell Group to build a £15m health and wellbeing centre on Story Street by 2011.
UK Specialist Hospitals is to recruit up to 170 staff for a new private treatment centre due to open in Emersons Green, Bristol, in November, and other sites will open in Devizes and Cirencester.
Nottingham City Council is to consider plans from Nottingham Regeneration for the development of a £100m MediPark close to the Queen's Medical Centre.
Bluebird Care is planning to create a further 40 jobs at its new care-in-the-home office in Fareham over the coming months.
Patterson Medical is investing £2m in the expansion of its office and warehouse at Sutton-in-Ashfield, with the creation of 50 jobs, but 80 jobs will be lost through the closure of its Mobilis Healthcare operation in Oldham.
Mersey Care NHS Trust has unveiled plans to invest £130m in the development of five mental health centres across Liverpool and Sefton.
James Leckey Design is looking to create up to 15 new jobs at its healthcare products manufacturing business in Dunmurry this year.
Lir-Med is to open a new medical equipment factory on the Carn Industrial Estate in Craigavon next month, which will create up to 50 jobs over the next two years.
Aircraft Medical has acquired Morpheus, the Spanish supplier of patient monitoring devices, for undisclosed terms.
Ashford Borough Council has approved plans from private healthcare firm AXA PPP to build a 42,000 sq ft call centre at Repton Park, with the creation of more than 600 jobs.
Private Health Partnership has acquired Health Care Matters, the Dorchester-based provider of medical insurance advice, for undisclosed terms.
NHS Stoke-on-Trent has unveiled plans to build a new £14m health centre in Cobridge by 2011, in order to take services away from the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.
Bracknell Forest Council and NHS Berkshire East have selected a site in Market Street for Ashley House to build a new Healthspace health centre by 2011, as part of the £750m regeneration of Bracknell town centre.
Prime Life is to create 40 jobs at a new care home due to open at South Wigston in Leicestershire next year, and a further 60 jobs will be created at a new home in Lincolnshire.
Domus Healthcare has acquired Helpful Hands, the Oldham-based care firm with 70 staff, for undisclosed terms, and is now seeking further acquisitions.
Four Winds Care Homes has won planning permission to build a £2.5m care home in Hartlepool by 2012, and is also planning a £1.5m home in Seaton Carew.
The Injury Care Clinics (TICCS) has secured funding from the Co-operative Bank to expand its Fareham-based medical treatment business, with the creation of more than 30 jobs.
Coverage Care has agreed terms with Shropshire Council to invest £3m in the expansion of the Innage Grange care home in Bridgnorth, with the creation of 30 jobs.
Adecco is recruiting up to 500 temporary staff for the unnamed operator of a Swansea call centre to deal with calls from the public about swine flu.
UK Haptics is looking to raise £1m to set up a new headquarters in Newcastle for its NHS training business, with the creation of 40 jobs.
System C Healthcare has acquired Bluestar UK Group, the Kent-based healthcare IT solutions firm with 30 consultants, for up to £3m.
Prestige Medical is to relocate its Blackburn-based medical equipment business and up to 60 staff to the Shadsworth Business Park over the next few weeks.
Prime Life has unveiled proposals to build a £15m care village in King's Lynn, which could create up to 100 jobs.
Monica Healthcare has secured £1m of venture capital funding to expand its Nottingham-based medical equipment business into the US, and the 10-strong workforce is to double over the next year.
Circle is looking to recruit 150 staff for a new private hospital due to open at Peasedown St John in Bath this autumn.
The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust is to create up to 100 jobs at a new £4m 25-bed hospital due to open at Springburn in Glasgow in September.
Rosewood Care, a new company established by the owner of Bensham Wholefoods, is to create up to 80 jobs at a new £5m care home due to open in Gateshead in January 2010.
Gainford Care Homes is planning to expand its chain of 11 nursing and residential homes across the North East and create 300 new jobs over the next two years.
Czajka Care Group is planning to double the 150-strong workforce at its Shipley-based home care business over the next few months, having tendered for contracts in North Yorkshire and Kirklees.
CVS has acquired Earls Hall, the Southend-based animal hospital with three branches and 43 staff, taking its total number of surgeries to 168.
Carillion has secured a £153m contract to build and support a new surgery centre at the Lister Hospital in Stevenage by spring 2011.
The Scottish Government is to award £5.4m to health boards across Scotland to recruit 600 additional cleaning staff for hospitals.
Ashley House is planning to raise £2.2m in a share placing to fund the expansion of its primary care infrastructure business.
Oasis Healthcare has acquired four dental practices in Dereham, North Walsham, Fareham and Hull, taking its network to more than 160 sites.
Cardiff & Vale NHS Trust has unveiled plans to invest £30m reopening buildings at Cardiff Royal Infirmary, including new health clinics, surgeries and outpatient facilities.
James Hull Associates, the dental chain valued at about £230m, is looking to sell a 30% stake in the business to a private equity firm, in order to expand into continental Europe and the Middle East.
NHS Warwickshire has confirmed plans to build a new £6.8m health centre to replace Alcester Community Hospital by 2011.
Hadrian Healthcare is to submit plans to build a £3m 73-bed care home in Halifax, with the creation of up to 60 jobs.
Claverton Healthcare is to create more than 100 jobs at two new care complexes at Springfield House and Saltford in Bath.
West Norfolk Council is to consider plans from Morston Assets to build a £10m community medical centre for Southgate Medical Practice in King's Lynn.
Smiths Medical International is setting up a new 24,000 sq ft office for its medical devices business at Eureka Park in Ashford, Kent.
Pennine Healthcare is looking to extend the cleanroom and warehouse facilities at its medical products factory in Derby, which could create a number of new jobs.
Vanguard Healthcare Solutions, the Gloucester-based provider of mobile surgical operating theatre facilities, has undergone a £31m management buy-out backed by MML Capital Partners.
United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust is to open two new wards at Lincoln County Hospital next year, and 200 new jobs will be created in Lincoln, Boston, Grantham and Louth.
Optical Express is to create 300 new jobs, including 200 at a call centre in Glasgow and 100 through the expansion of its chain of clinics.
Linc-Cymru Housing Association is to start recruiting up to 90 jobs for the new £6.5m Glyn Anwen nursing home due to open in Newport in July.
Leeds City Council is to consider plans from Springfield Healthcare Group to transform Seacroft Grange into an 84-bed care home, with the creation of 100 jobs.
Ingleby Group is to create 30 jobs at a new £1m care home due to open in Galley Common, Warwickshire, later this year.
Kimal is to create more than 20 jobs at its healthcare production and distribution facilities in Droitwich and Bromsgrove.
ExtraCare is looking to recruit up to 100 staff for the new Lark Hall retirement village due to open at Clifton in Nottinghamshire this summer.
MESM is in the process of relocating its medical equipment business from Skelmersdale to a new 250,000 sq ft distribution centre operated in partnership with Multipart at Logistics House in Chorley.
The Scottish Ambulance Service has secured a £25m funding package from the Scottish Government to invest in 700 new vehicles over the next three years.
Photo Therapeutics, the Altrincham-based developer of light-based medical devices, has been acquired by PhotoMedex of the US for £14m.
Leeds City Council has received provisional funding from the Department of Health to build a £32m leisure and health centre at Holt Park, including swimming pools, a gym and consulting rooms.
Northamptonshire County Council is to invest £5.8m opening 19 new Sure Start children's centres, including five in Northampton and three in Daventry.
The University of Edinburgh has awarded a £54m contract to Miller Construction to build the Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine at the 100-acre Edinburgh BioQuarter site.
Bupa is to open three new care homes in Malvern, Southampton and Stratford-upon-Avon by the end of the year, with the creation of 800 jobs.
Aberdeen City Council is to consider plans from CLAN for the development of a £3m cancer support centre in Cornhill Road.
Philips Healthcare Informatics is investing £1m in the expansion of its cardiovascular information systems business in Belfast, with the creation of 30 jobs.
NHS Grampian has won permission from Aberdeen City Council to set up a new multi-million-pound emergency care centre at the main Foresterhill site.
The Skills for Care Agency is looking to recruit up to 250 social care workers in the Bradford area, with recruitment events being held to raise the profile of the sector.
CVS Group has acquired Beechwood Veterinary Hospital, the Doncaster-based animal surgery.
East Cambridgeshire District Council is to consider plans for the transformation of the former Soham Lodge Hotel in Soham into a specialist brain injury unit, which could create up to 150 jobs.
Kingdom Homes is to create 70 jobs at a £5m new care home due to open in Alburne Park, Glenrothes, later this year.
North Wiltshire District Council has approved plans for a new 60-bed care home in Wootton Bassett, which will create up to 85 jobs.
The Northern Ireland Executive is to invest £3.5m in the Health & Social Care Trusts' Gateway and Family Intervention Teams, with the creation of 70 jobs for social workers and child protection staff.
Four Seasons Health Care is to create 70 jobs at a new residential care home due to open in Limavady over the next few weeks, and a further 80 jobs will be created at other homes across Northern Ireland.
CareConcepts is building a new 60-bed care home in Appleton, Cheshire, by March 2010, with the creation of 75 jobs.
Orchard Care Homes is to create up to 60 jobs when a new £2.5m care home opens in Bentilee, Staffordshire, this autumn.
Balfour Beatty ProCure21 has won a £9.6m contract to refurbish wards at Bootham Park hospital and other health projects in North Yorkshire.
Capita Group has acquired CHKS, the provider of healthcare intelligence services with 80 staff in Alcester, Cardiff and London, from Healthcare Knowledge International for £12m.
Rushcliffe Borough Council is to consider plans for the development of a £60m retirement village in the grounds of Stanford Hall in Nottinghamshire.
Always There Homecare is to create more than 100 jobs at its mental health and general care business, which provides services for Leicester City Council.
Kingsclere Nurseries, the Berkshire-based chain of seven nurseries, has been acquired by the owner of the Complete Childcare group for about £4m.
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has unveiled plans to invest £200m in new facilities, including a new £75m Specialist Emergency Care Hospital near Cramlington and a £125m upgrade for North Tyneside and Wansbeck general hospitals.
Liverpool PCT has unveiled plans for the development of a new £15m hospital at the Sir Alfred Jones Memorial Hospital site in Garston.
Sunderland Royal Hospital is to proceed with plans for a £33m expansion project by February 2010, including three 40-bed wards and a new critical care unit.
Swansea University has unveiled plans for a £21m Centre for NanoHealth, in order to conduct nanotechnology research and create up to 450 new jobs over the next five years.
St Andrew's Healthcare has appointed GB Building Solutions to build a £46m mental health facility in Northampton by 2011.
The Department of Health is to invest £150m in the development of a chain of dementia clinics in hospitals, surgeries and high streets across England over the next five years.
Priory Group is to create 60 jobs at a new 76-bed nursing home due to open at Bentilee in Stoke-on-Trent in April.
Sunrise Senior Living is to recruit 80 staff for a new care home due to open in Hale Barns near Manchester in April.
East Lothian Council is planning to build three new care homes in Musselburgh, Tranent and a third site in the east of the county, in order to provide 180 new beds.
NHS North West is to consider plans for the development of a new £15m community hospital in Cockermouth.
Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is planning to build a £26m transplant unit at the Freeman Hospital.
Cheswold Park Hospital is planning to expand its psychiatric hospital in Doncaster, with the addition of 40 new rooms and the creation of 30 jobs.
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust is to create at least 100 new jobs at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading over the next few months, with vacancies at all levels.
NHS East Riding of Yorkshire is considering plans to build a £17m hospital on a 10-acre site on Swinemoor Lane in Beverley, in order to replace the Beverley Westwood hospital.
South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust is to invest £20m in the expansion of radiotherapy and oncology services at the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough by 2011.
Swansea Council is to consider plans from Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University NHS Trust to modernise the Cefn Coed psychiatric hospital.
CVS Group has acquired the Melton Veterinary Practice in Woodbridge, Suffolk, with the transfer of 12 staff.
Bupa, the private health insurer, is planning to set up an 80,000 sq ft office at the Pine Trees development in Staines, and will start moving into the first phase later this year.
The Scottish Government has unveiled plans to invest £82m in the development of 13 new dental centres in Ayr, Campbeltown, Cumnock, Glenrothes, Fraserburgh, Huntly, Inverness, Levenmouth, Oban, Thurso, Kirkwall, Stornoway and Tayside.
Tribal Group has acquired Newchurch, the London-based healthcare consultancy, for up to £10m.
Vita Clinics UK has established a new headquarters in Birmingham to co-ordinate the creation of a network of obesity clinics in Manchester, London and Belfast.
Heatherwood & Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is considering plans to set up a 70,000 sq ft office at Arlington Square in Bracknell.
Torridge District Council is to consider plans from Marchmont for the development of a £15m residential care village in Bideford, with the creation of 150 new jobs.
Bluebird Care is planning to expand its nationwide chain of 34 home care services offices with 11 new sites by April 2009, with the creation of up to 500 jobs.
Peninsula Medical School is seeking European funding to set up a £18m health research centre in Truro to study the links between the environment and human health.