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Shropshire Council has approved outline plans from Benson Bros to build a £6m nursing home in Shrewsbury by 2015, with the creation of 125 jobs.
Lenore Care Home and Outreach are planning to build a new autism care home in North Shields in 2013, with the creation of up to 100 jobs.
Crawford Healthcare has acquired HiMedica, the Chester-based supplier of woundcare products.
Leaving Care Company, the Oldham-based provider of housing and support services, has been acquired by Aspirations (Bidco) for undisclosed terms.
Interserve has acquired Advantage Healthcare, the provider of healthcare at home services, for £26m.
Omega Diagnostics has raised £1m to expand its Alva-based medical testing kits manufacturing facilities and create new jobs.
Bupa has acquired Ultimate Smile Spa, the Manchester-based dental practice with 21 staff.
Consort Medical is to invest up to £25m in manufacturing facilities for a new smokeless cigarette at one of its sites in King's Lynn or Milton Keynes.
Optimax is set to acquire Ultralase, the Leeds-based chain of 14 laser eye clinics with 110 staff.
English Villages has unveiled plans to build a £9.2m care village and nursing home in Stow-on-the-Wold by 2015, with the creation of 100 jobs.
Barrow Kwong Hing is planning to expand its chain of seven dental practices with 30 new sites over the next two years, and is also seeking a suitable location for a 50,000 sq ft training academy in the North West.
DoCare is to create 20 new jobs in Witney, in order to provide care services for Oxfordshire County Council.
Harmoni is to create 150 jobs at a new call centre in Ashford, in order to provide a non-emergency service for the South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust.
Creston has acquired a 75% stake in DJM Digital Solutions, the Surrey-based digital healthcare agency with 26 staff, for an initial £1.2m.
Gracewell Healthcare is looking to recruit 75 staff for a new £7m care home due to open in Weymouth in spring.
Harmoni is to create about 200 jobs at a new call centre in Stoke Gifford, Bristol, in order to provide a non-emergency telephone service for the NHS.
Bartram Associates is relocating its mobility healthcare business and 40 staff to a new 30,000 sq ft unit in Witchford, Cambridgeshire, by December.
AXA PPP Healthcare is to submit plans for a multi-million pound expansion at its headquarters in Tunbridge Wells, providing space for up to 200 extra staff.
Lakeland Care & Support Services has won a contract to provide community-based social care services for Cumbria County Council, with the creation of 30 jobs.
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is looking to build a new £70m emergency hospital near Winchester over the next five years.
North Lincolnshire Council is to consider plans from Majara Care Homes for a new dementia care facility in Scunthorpe, with the creation of 60 jobs.
Care UK has acquired Harmoni, the Watford-based provider of out-of-hours GP services, for £48m.
NHS Lothian is creating about 250 new jobs, as part of a £10m investment to reduce waiting times.
Injured Jockeys Fund is planning to build a £4m rehabilitation centre at Malton in North Yorkshire.
Capita has acquired Medicare First, the London-based social work recruitment consultancy with 50 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Academic Reproductive Partnership has acquired the Glasgow Centre for Reproductive Medicine, including 45 staff in Glasgow and Edinburgh.
YourVets is planning to expand its Midlands-based chain of four veterinary practices with two new sites a year.
Great Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust is to relocate its Wiltshire emergency centre and up to 33 jobs from Devizes to the Acuma House site in Bristol in 2013.
Kaleidoscope Day Nurseries is to create 30 jobs at its new headquarters in Drighlington, West Yorkshire.
Cymorth Llaw is looking to recruit 100 additional staff at its North Wales-based care business over the next year.
Chime Communications is to acquire pH Associates, the Marlow-based healthcare consultancy, for an initial £6.9m.
Castlemead has unveiled plans to build two £6.5m nursing homes operated by Porthaven in Buxton and Cheltenham, with the creation of 136 jobs.
The Northern Ireland Executive has announced a £26m investment in six projects that will create more than 200 teaching and healthcare jobs over the next two years.
Framptons has unveiled plans for the redevelopment of the Old Sawmills site in Brackley, including a new hospital, budget hotel and 46,000 sq ft Sainsbury's store.
Mitie Group has acquired Enara Group, the provider of home care services with 6,000 staff at 57 branches, for £111m.
RehabWorks is looking to relocate the headquarters of its private medical business to New Shire Hall in Bury St Edmunds.
Abacare is to create up to 75 new jobs at its care business in Colwyn Bay by 2014.
Staffordshire County Council is planning to invest up to £100m in the development of seven dementia care centres.
Owen Mumford is to submit plans to develop a new building for its medical devices business on the Windrush Industrial Park in Witney.
Barchester Healthcare has submitted plans for a new dementia care home at Burton Waters near Lincoln, with the creation of 100 jobs.
Swansea Council is to consider plans from Waterstone Estates to build a £20m care home, shops and restaurants on Swansea's waterfront by 2015, with the creation of 200 jobs.
NHS Lothian has won approval to build a new Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences next to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary by 2017.
Primary Health Properties is to fund the development of a new £8.5m medical centre in Stourbridge by 2013.
North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Trust is seeking a developer to build a new £300m hospital at Wynyard Park by 2017.
Warwick District Council is to consider plans from Orbit Homes and Deeley Properties to build a £25m retirement complex in Leamington, with the creation of 50 jobs.
Bluebird Care (Cherwell) is to create up to 30 jobs at its new care service in Bicester over the next year.
Kedleston UK, the London-based care, education and support services firm, has undergone a management buy-out backed by Metric Capital Partners.
Caremark (Cheshire South East) is to expand its home care franchise across Staffordshire and South Cheshire, with the creation of 200 jobs.
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is planning to build a new £21m 30-bed hospital at the Royal Alexandra site in Rhyl.
Monmouthshire Council is considering plans for the development of a residential care village on a 40-acre site in Abergavenny, with the creation of 250 jobs.
NHS East Lancashire is planning to build a new £7m community hospital in Clitheroe.
Healthcare at Home is creating 91 new jobs at its Burton-based care services business.
Lucas Love Healthcare is to recruit a further 30 nurses at its Belfast-based healthcare staffing business in September.
Dartington Hall Trust is to submit plans to develop a £26m Abundant Life care home centre at Foxhole in South Devon, with the creation of 50 jobs.
Home Instead Senior Care is planning to create 530 new care jobs at its 14 offices in London over the next year.
Great Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust is to build a new ambulance station for 50 staff in Chippenham.
Bupa Health Assurance has shortlisted three locations in Manchester for a new 160,000 sq ft regional headquarters, with the relocation of up to 2,000 staff from two existing offices in 2015.
NHS Highland is to invest £15m in the development of new facilities over the next three years, including a £5m health centre in Tain and a £10m mental health hospital in Lochgilphead.
MedicAnimal has acquired Petmeds, the London-based online animal health retailer, for undisclosed terms.
Independent Living Services is to expand its home care services in the Scottish Borders, with the creation of up to 50 jobs.
Shropshire Council is to consider plans from Benson Bros to build a £5m care home in Shrewsbury, with the creation of up to 125 jobs.
Home Instead Senior Care is to create 250 jobs at its care service in North Yorkshire over the next few months.
Durham County Council is to consider plans for the development of a £2m 10,000 sq ft health centre in Wheatley Hill.
Vida Healthcare is to create up to 70 jobs at a new £5m dementia care centre due to open in Starbeck, North Yorkshire, in December.
South Warwickshire Foundation Trust has secured funding of £6.2m to build a new brain injury unit at the Royal Leamington Spa Rehabilitation Hospital by autumn 2013.
Tissue Regenix is planning to create 20 new jobs at its York-based medical technology business.
Care UK has acquired Whitwood Care, the Castleford-based chain of three residential care homes.
Medical Research Council has announced a £19m investment in four new e-health research centres in Manchester, Dundee, London and Swansea.
VetUK has acquired Nutrecare of Kidderminster, taking the workforce at its Thirsk-based online veterinary products business to 32.
Nurse Plus is planning to expand its Canterbury-based care staffing business from 26 to 40 branches over the next five years, following a £15m management buy-out backed by Key Capital Partners.
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine is to create up to 150 new jobs for scientists over the next two years.
Sevacare has acquired Prompt Care, the homecare provider with branches in Cardiff, Newport and Rhondda Cynon Taf.
Sanctuary Group has acquired nine care homes in Birmingham, Telford and Wolverhampton from LNT Group, taking its nationwide network to 57 homes.
NHS Grampian is to invest £122m in improvements to health facilities, including a £110m emergency care centre and a £12.5m energy centre at Foresterhill.
Gracewell Healthcare is creating 75 jobs at a new £7m care home due to open in Salisbury in October.
NHS Education for Scotland is setting up a 37,000 sq ft office at Westport 102 in Edinburgh's Exchange District.
Salvation Army is setting up a new 6,100 sq ft headquarters for the Yorkshire region at the Global Estate in south Leeds.
Ladhar Group is seeking more potential care home sites for its new Crown Care division in the North East, and 300 jobs are being created.
Owen Mumford is to open a new £4m 23,000 sq ft medical devices factory in Chipping Norton by the end of the year, with the creation of up to 30 jobs.
Bupa is planning to expand its chain of 11 dental centres with up to 50 new sites over the next three years.
General Medical Clinics, the London-based provider of primary medical care services, is to be acquired by St Martins Healthcare for £3.7m.
Horizon Care, the operator of 13 residential care homes in the West Midlands, North West and Kent, has been acquired by NBGI Private Equity for undisclosed terms.
Neuro Partners is to expand the 350-strong workforce at its Gateshead-based home rehabilitation and support service with 200 new jobs this year.
Hica At Home is is to create 90 new jobs at its care service in West Yorkshire by the end of the year.
Hesley North, the provider of autism care services, is expected to be acquired by private equity firm Bowmark Capital for about £75m.
Double Helix, the London-based healthcare consultancy with 90 staff, has been acquired by McCann Health for up to £50m.
United Drug has acquired Watermeadow Medical, the healthcare communications consultancy with 74 staff in Oxford, Manchester and the US, for up to £13m.
Accord Group has acquired Direct Health Group, the Nottingham-based home care provider, which could lead to the creation of hundreds of new jobs over the next few years.
Home Instead Senior Care is to create 40 jobs at its new care service in Dover and Canterbury.
Care Fertility, the Midlands-based chain of 13 fertility clinics, has been sold by General Healthcare to private equity firm Bowmark Capital for about £60m.
Kids Allowed is to create 70 jobs at a new £2.8m children's nursery due to open in Stockport next January, and 36 apprentices are being recruited for existing sites.
Optegra has expanded its chain of five private eye hospitals with the acquisition of The Prospect Eye Clinic in Altrincham.
Zilico has secured funding of £1m and is planning to relocate its medical technology business from Sheffield to Manchester.
Leeds City Council has unveiled a list of five potential sites for a new campus for health care companies, and is seeking private sector funding of up to £10m.
Kidsunlimited is looking to expand its Wilmslow-based chain of 61 children's nurseries across the country, and 150 potential locations have been identified in the South East.
The Duchy Hospital in Truro is to invest £5m in the expansion of its facilities by spring 2013, with the creation of 50 jobs.
European Care Group is to relocate its care support centre and up to 50 jobs from Liverpool to Birmingham in July.
Autism West Midlands is relocating its headquarters to an 8,400 sq ft office at Regent Court in Edgbaston.
Trio Healthcare International, the North Yorkshire-based medical technology firm, has been acquired by US-based ConvaTec.
Ark Home Healthcare is to create 100 jobs at its new home care services operation in Rotherham over the next few months.
Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust has won approval to build a new three-storey ward and research facilities at its neurological centre in Liverpool.
Lifeways, the London-based provider of care services to people with disabilities with 6,300 staff, is to be acquired by Canadian pension fund Omers for £207m.
Norse Care is to build a £8m dementia care centre at Gorleston in Norfolk by 2014.
UK Medical, the Sheffield-based medical products supplier with about 40 staff, has been acquired by US-based CareFusion for undisclosed terms.
Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Trust has submitted plans to Ryedale District Council to build a £3.5m care unit at Malton Hospital.
Assura Group is to build a £2m 12,500 sq ft medical centre for the Vine Medical Centre in Maidstone by next year.
Loughborough University is planning to build a £12m National Centre for Sports & Exercise Medicine by 2014.
Autism Plus is to relocate its charity headquarters to a 24,000 sq ft building at Riverside Exchange in Sheffield over the next few months.
Capita has acquired Clinical Solutions, the Basingstoke-based provider of clinical decision support to the healthcare sector with 160 staff, for £20m.
Aspirations Care, the Gloucestershire-based community care firm with 1,000 staff, has undergone a management buy-out backed by August Equity.
Alder Hey has won government approval to build a new £237m children's hospital at its site in Liverpool by 2015, and the Acorn consortium of John Laing, Laing O'Rourke and Interserve has been named as the winning bidder.
Hica At Home is to expand its home care operations in Lincoln, Louth and Market Rasen, with the creation of 50 jobs this year.
Medicals Direct Group, the medical screening outsourcing firm with 180 staff at six offices, has been acquired by Capita for up to £15m.
Rehab Group of Ireland is planning to create 350 new jobs at its health and social care operations in the UK, Poland and Netherlands over the next three years.
Home Instead Senior Care is looking to create 500 jobs at its seven care offices across the West Midlands over the next year.
SP Services is expanding its medical equipment business with a new 32,000 sq ft unit at the Hortonwood Industrial Estate in Telford, with the creation of ten jobs.
Creo Medical is to relocate its Bath-based medical devices business to Cwmbran over the next few weeks, and the workforce will rise from eight to 15.
First City Nursing Services is to set up a new 2,300 sq ft head office and training centre for its 400 care staff at Rowan House in Swindon.
Crescent Diagnostics is setting up a new research and development centre in Londonderry to develop a product to test for osteoporosis risk.
Prima Dental Group is investing £2.8m in the expansion of its dental equipment factory in Gloucester, with the creation of 17 jobs.
Silk Healthcare is to create 90 jobs at a new £5m care home due to open at Mapplewell in Barnsley next February.
HICA is to expand its Hica At Home care services across Lancashire, with the creation of 200 jobs.
Nucleus Healthcare, the Newport-based private hospital, has been acquired by US-based Palm Ventures for undisclosed terms.
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust is to invest £3.1m in the expansion of the baby intensive care unit at John Radcliffe Hospital.
Northumberland Tyne & Wear NHS Trust has won permission to build a £6m mental health centre at Cherry Knowle Hospital in Ryhope by 2014.
Co-operative Childcare has acquired Petit Enfant, the Oxfordshire-based chain of four nurseries with 102 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Home Instead is looking to recruit 500 new staff at its Warrington-based care services business over the next few months.
Four Seasons Health Care, the owner of 445 care homes and 61 specialist care centres, has been acquired by Terra Firma for £825m.
Advanced Childcare has acquired Continuum Care & Education, the Rochdale-based operator of 88 children's homes and 15 special schools with 650 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Northumberland Tyne & Wear NHS Trust is to build a new £11m dementia care centre at Monkwearmouth Hospital by 2013.
Vets Now of Dunfermline has acquired NKR Veterinary Specialists, the operator of pet hospitals in London, Kent and Surrey, for undisclosed terms.
Voyage Care has acquired Solor Care, the Surrey-based care provider with 92 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Excelcare is to create 70 jobs at a new care home due to open on St Fillian Road in Colchester in May.
Cwm Taf Health Board is planning a £108m refurbishment at the Price Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil.
InfoValley of Malaysia is to invest £10m in the expansion of its life sciences research and development operations in the UK, including a digital autopsy facility in Bradford.
Homecroft is seeking permission to build a new nursing home in Sutton Coldfield by summer 2013, with the creation of 30 jobs.
Cambian Group has acquired Signpost Children's Services, the Devon-based residential care firm, for undisclosed terms.
Key Staff is expanding its care services business in Herefordshire and Worcestershire this year, with the creation of up to 50 jobs.
The Christie hospital in Manchester and UCLH in London are to share a £250m government investment in new facilities for proton-beam radiotherapy by 2017.
Arkanum has unveiled proposals to build a new community hospital in Bicester, including two operating theatres, 30 beds and a care home.
The Kent Institute of Medicine & Surgery has secured funding to build a £80m private hospital at Newnham Court in Maidstone by 2014, with the creation of 400 jobs.
North West Care is to expand its domiciliary care business into Belfast and County Antrim over the next year, with the creation of 100 jobs.
Hadrian Healthcare is planning to invest £15m in the development of at least three new care homes in Scunthorpe, Leeds and Wetherby over the next five years.
NHS Highland is planning to build a new £6m health centre in Tain.
West Midlands Home Based Care is to create 150 new jobs to provide care services for local authorities in Warwickshire and Walsall.
Northcare is to create 80 jobs at a new 72-bed care home due for completion in Glasgow in May.
Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust has unveiled details of a new £10m mental health centre for young people due to open in Prestwich in May 2013.
Barchester is creating 100 jobs at a new care home due to open at Hagley Place in Ludlow in June.
Ark Home Healthcare is looking to recruit 100 additional care workers in Surrey.
Aintree University Hospital has won planning permission to invest £20m in the upgrade of facilities at its site in Liverpool over the next two years.
Phoenix Learning & Care, the Barnstaple-based special needs education provider, has undergone a management buy-out backed by a £3.4m investment from Ashridge Capital.
North West London Hospitals NHS Trust has secured government funding of £21m to build new A&E and urgent care facilities at Northwick Park in Harrow.
Ipswich Hospital has secured a £5m government grant to build a new sterilisation unit, as part of a £330m allocation to hospital trusts across the country.
Caremark (East Riding) is planning to double the 200-strong workforce at its home care services business in East Yorkshire.
Bluebird Care is to create 20 jobs at its new care services office in Plymouth this year.
Blue Square Commercial is planning to build a 60-bed nursing home at Cleobury Mortimer in Shropshire, with the creation of 80 jobs.
Optical Express is to invest £24m in the development of a new chain of 24 laser eye consultation clinics, and 100 jobs will be created at a call centre in Glasgow.
Home Instead Senior Care is to create 49 jobs at its new at-home care service in Colchester this year.
Derbyshire County Council is planning to invest £200m in care facilities for elderly people, with 20 care homes being replaced by 1,600 new apartments.
Prestige Nursing & Care is to expand its care operations in Yorkshire with a new office in Doncaster and 60 new jobs.
The University of Dundee is to invest £11m in the expansion of its medical school at Ninewells Hospital by 2015.
Good Companions is planning to build a new £5m care home in Carlisle by 2013, with the creation of 100 jobs, and will then expand across the country.
Glen Care is to create 20 jobs at a new autism unit due to open at the Langford Centre in Bexhill in May.
Ipswich Hospital has secured funding to build a new £5m cardiology centre by 2014.
Home Instead Senior Care is planning to create 40 jobs at its new care service in Peterborough this year.
North East Ambulance Service and Northern Doctors Urgent Care are to create up to 140 jobs with the introduction of a new telephone service to replace NHS Direct.
Attends Europe, the manufacturer of healthcare products with more than 400 staff in Newcastle, Glasgow, Sweden and Germany, has been acquired by Domtar of the US for £150m.
Barchester Healthcare is recruiting up to 100 staff for a new care home due to open at Five Ash Down in East Sussex this autumn.
East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust is planning to set up a new base for its hazardous response team at the Skyline 120 Business Park near Braintree, with the creation of 60 jobs.
Crossroads Care Cambridgeshire and the Axiom housing association are planning to set up a new care and support service in Cambridgeshire, with the creation of up to 100 jobs over the next three years.
National Fostering Agency, the Uxbridge-based fostering agency with 16 offices, has undergone a management buy-out backed by Graphite Capital.
Scottish Ambulance Service is to create up to 170 new jobs across Scotland, having reached agreement with unions over rest breaks.
Norvic is planning to recruit a further 50 staff at its Norfolk-based ambulance service over the next few months.
PrimeLife is planning to build a £16m retirement village with three care homes in King's Lynn, with the creation of 150 jobs.
Highland Council has selected Parklands Highland as preferred bidder for a £5m project to take over and replace two care homes in Muir of Ord and Tain.
Home Instead Senior Care is to create 40 jobs at its care services operation in Altrincham over the next six months.
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is to share £30m of government funding with Loughborough and London to develop the National Sports & Exercise Medicine Centre of Excellence.
Sunshine Care is looking to recruit 100 care and support staff in Devon and Cornwall by March.
Aspen Healthcare has acquired the Claremont Hospital in Sheffield from The Hospital Management Trust.
UCL Institute of Neurology has secured a £20m grant from the Wolfson Foundation to set up the new Leonard Wolfson Experimental Neurology Centre.
Home Instead Senior Care is to create 40 new jobs at its care services business in Norwich this year.
The Ministry of Defence is working with the Duke of Westminster on a £300m proposal to create a rehabilitation centre for injured soldiers and civilians at Stanford Hall near Loughborough by 2018.