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The University of Nottingham is planning to expand its medical school by setting up a £10m satellite unit in Derby.
City Hospital NHS Trust is planning to build a £24m ambulatory care centre in Birmingham.
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has won permission to build a £15m hospital at the Wharfedale site.
South Cambridgeshire District Council has approved plans for the extension of the BUPA Cambridge Lea Hospital, in order to provide a further operating theatre and other facilities.
South Tees Acute NHS Trust is to go-ahead with plans for a £17m expansion of the heart unit at South Cleveland Hospital.
Trinity Care is planning to build a £4m residential care home in Southampton, and will open a new home in Aylesbury early next year.
Bovis Lend Lease has won a contract to build a £18m Faculty of Health & Social Care at Aberdeen's Robert Gordon University.
St Helens & Knowsley NHS Trust has proposed plans for the £190m redevelopment of Whiston, St Helens and Newton-le-Willows hospitals, which would involve an extension of buildings and services across the three sites.
Greenwich Healthcare Trust has taken over the new £93m Queen Elizabeth Hospital building following the completion of construction work, and equipment will be installed in preparation for its opening next February.
Walter Thompson has won a contract to build a £3.2m mental health unit near Durham for County Durham & Darlington Priority Services NHS Trust.
Hull & East Yorkshire NHS Trust has drawn up plans up to develop a new £38m cancer unit at Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham, by 2005.
Westminster Healthcare is planning to create a further 160 jobs at its new £3m headquarters in Inverness over the next two years.
Mid Essex Hospitals Trust has proposed plans for the £71m redevelopment of Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford, which would involve the transfer of services from St John's.
Epsom & St Helier NHS Trust is considering plans to rebuild St Helier Hospital at a cost of up to £10m, or build a new one in the borough.
The government is to expand the NHS Direct telephone helpline and internet service by providing telephone links to doctors' out-of-hours services, ambulances and pharmacies by 2004.
Costain has won a £9m contract to build a medical facility for the University of Glasgow.
Havering Hospitals NHS Trust is to select a preferred bidder in June to build a £146m hospital in Romford with 799 beds.
Brazier Construction has won a £3.5m contract to build a cancer sciences facility for Southampton University Hospital NHS Trust.
Smith & Nephew is buying an advanced woundcare business from Beiersdorf for £30m, and is also forming a joint venture with the German company for the supply of bandages and castings.
Integrated Dental Holdings has acquired Whitecross Dental Care for undisclosed terms, to create a combined group with 134 dental practices.
Hastings Council is considering plans from Hyde Housing Association to build a medical centre and sheltered housing on the site of the Marlborough Hotel.
South Downs Health NHS Trust is planning to set up a new £0.5m mental health centre at Brighton General Hospital.
East Gloucestershire NHS Trust is considering plans to build a £1m orthopaedic theatre at Cheltenham General Hospital.
Bramall Construction has won a £6.5m contract to build a care complex in Leeds for Anchor Trust.
The Nuffield Hospital in Edgbaston has announced plans for a £10m refurbishment and expansion scheme, which will create new consulting suites, an intensive care unit, operating theatre and a laboratory.
The British Medical Association is to open an office at Caspian Point, the new £20m development by Grosvenor Waterside in Cardiff Bay.
OnMedica has acquired UKpractice.net, the online education business for doctors and nurses, for undisclosed terms.
PS Turner Construction has won a contract to build a £14m mental health unit on the Newham hospital site in east London, with completion due in June 2002.
NHS Estates is planning to build 500 one-stop primary care centres across the country by 2004, in a £1bn public-private alliance with Partnerships UK, and each centre will be worth between £5m and £20m.
Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust is preparing plans for the development of a new £100m hospital to run alongside the existing Derriford hospital.
Southern Derbyshire Mental Health Trust is planning to build a 20-bed secure unit in Derby that will take patients from Rampton and Ashworth prison hospitals.
Wiggins Gee Construction is to build a £1.2m 16-bed ward at Llanarth Court Psychiatric Hospital in Gwent.
Highland Primary Care NHS Trust is seeking bids to build and operate a £6m hospital and primary care centre in Infergordon.
Manchester Children Hospitals NHS Trust is planning a £200m project to build a children's hospital and adult care centre.
South Derbyshire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is seeking contractors to prequalify for a £140m project to build a new general hospital in Derby.
The government has announced plans to increase access to NHS dentists, which will involve setting up a number of new dental access centres and investing £35m in the revamp of existing practices.
North Cumbria Health Authority is to consider plans for the development of a £10m infirmary on the site of the West Cumbria College in Workington.
Cinven is selling General Hospitals, the private hospitals group, to private equity firm BC Partners for £1.2bn.
United Bristol Healthcare Trust has announced plans for the £88m redevelopment of the Bristol Royal Infirmary, which will involve replacing outdated buildings and setting up a new 220-bed unit.
Tissuemed has raised £6.5m to fund the development of Tissuebond, a protein that bonds with human tissue in blood vessels, and the company is now seeking an alliance with a US company.
Amey is to build a new specialist hospital for the Northern Birmingham Mental Health Trust, in a £155m Private Finance Initiative deal.
North East Lincolnshire Council is considering plans from Lime Developments for a £3m project to build a medical centre, surgery and supermarket in Grimsby.
Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust is planning to build a new £25m maternity hospital with acute facilities next to the Hull Royal Infirmary site.
The Nuffield Hospital in Exeter is to build a £7m extension by 2002, in a new four-storey building that will include three out-patient treatment rooms and a physiotherapy gym.
Smith & Nephew is looking to spend up to £500m on acquisitions over the next few years, in order to expand its medical devices manufacturing business.
North Staffordshire Health Authority is considering plans to build a new health village on the site of Stanfield Hospital in Stoke-on-Trent, including hospital beds, sheltered housing and surgeries.
Liberty Occupational Health has been acquired by Aon Corporation for undisclosed terms, and will be renamed Aon Occupational Health.
Nottingham Health Authority is considering proposals to extend its plans to move blood disorder services to the City Hospital, which would involve the construction of a new £6.3m facility.
Newcastle & North Tyneside Health Authority is preparing plans for the £25m redevelopment of health centres throughout the region, in order to modernise facilities and improve patient care.
Angus Council is to consider plans from Medical Centres Scotland for the development of a £3m primary care medical centre in Arbroath, which would combine the services of three existing general practices serving 15,000 patients.
Northamptonshire Health Authority is supporting plans from the Daventry & South Northants Primary Care Trust for the development of a £2m health centre in Towcester.
Intercare has sold its healthcare mobility business to management for £15m, and the proceeds will be used to acquire pharmaceutical distributors.
Leeds City Council has approved plans from Nuffield Hospitals for the development of a £40m private hospital in Leeds, and work is expected to start in September.
Mid Staffordshire General Hospital Trust has announced plans for a new NHS Direct medical call centre at Stafford Hospital, creating about 100 jobs for nurses and support staff.
Central Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust is to build a new £1.5m mental health services centre at Newark Hospital.
Oxford City Council is to consider plans from the Nuffield Hospital Trust to transfer Acland Hospital to a new development on the site of the Manor Ground football stadium.
North East Lincolnshire NHS Trust is planning a £3m expansion at the Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby, including a day case surgery unit and extensions to the accident and emergency and fracture clinics.
Central Manchester Health Care NHS Trust is seeking tenders for its £250m redevelopment programme, including a new £100m children's hospital.
Hull Royal Infirmary is preparing plans for the development of a £6.7m eye-care unit by 2003.
Nurseryworks, the operator of nine nurseries in the London area, has been acquired by Bright Horizons Family Solutions of the US.
The Universities of Plymouth and Exeter are to go-ahead with plans for a new medical school, which will involve the creation of 175 jobs at an administration base on Plymouth's Tamar Science Park.
Moray Council has approved plans for the expansion of the Cathay Nursing Home in Forres, with the creation of 40 new jobs.
Dudley Council has approved plans from Summit Healthcare for the redevelopment of the Guest Hospital in Dudley and the Corbett Hospital in Stourbridge into new community day hospitals.
West Devon Borough Council is considering plans from the Exeter and District Community Health Service Trust for the development of a new £4.5m hospital in Okehampton.
Totty has won a £8m contract to build a hospital in Darlington for Woodlands Healthcare.
HBG has won a £6m contract to build a 38-bed private health care unit in Hull and a £4.5m contract to build a radiotherapy unit at Lincoln Hospital.
Loughborough Community Hospital has submitted plans for a £9.5m expansion to provide a 24-hour minor injuries department and new surgical facilities.
Hinchingbrooke Healthcare NHS Trust is planning a £20m expansion programme at Hinchingbrooke Hospital, including a new US-style ambulatory care centre.
Cornwall Healthcare Trust is to seek private sector partners for the development of a new 67-bed mental health unit in Redruth.
Oasis Healthcare is planning to raise £5m in a flotation on Aim, in order to fund the expansion of its dentistry chain to 100 outlets over the next three years.
Dudley Council is considering plans from Summit Healthcare to extend Russells Hall Hospital and demolish and rebuild Corbett and Guest hospitals, as part of a £80m redevelopment.
Gloucestershire Health Authority is in discussions with potential contractors for a £30m hospital redevelopment in Gloucester, and has set a deadline of June 2004 for completion.
South Devon Healthcare Trust has estimated that its plans to upgrade Torbay Hospital and build a new one at Newton Abbot will cost up to £37m.
Bupa has indicated that it will agree to sell six hospitals in order to gain regulatory approval for its £230m acquisition of Community Hospitals Group.
Macob and Impregilo have jointly won a £14m contract to develop a 100-bed hospital in Cardiff for Cardiff & Vale NHS Trust.
Addenbrooke NHS Trust has announced plans to invest £20m in the expansion of its hospital buildings and facilities, in order to cope with the rising local population.
Nottingham City Hospital is planning to build a new £8m 44-bed blood-treatment unit, due for completion by 2004.
Caradon Council has approved plans from the Cornwall Healthcare Trust for the development of a multi-million pound community hospital in Liskeard, to replace the existing Lamellion and Passmore Edwards Hospitals.
Darlington Priority Services NHS Trust is considering plans to develop a new mental hospital in the Darlington area, as part of a £47m modernisation expected to lead to the closure of the County Hospital in Durham City.
Perkin Elmer has sold its Cambridge-based healthcare imaging division to a management buy-out for £0.8m, in order to focus on life sciences.
Eric Wright Group of Preston has won a £9m contract to build three specialist health care units for the elderly in Fylde.
Yorkon is to provide a three-storey modular building for the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton, in order to expand ward accommodation.
Keele University is to submit a £5m bid to the Medical Research Council for the development of a new research centre at the North Staffordshire Hospital.
Adams Healthcare of Leeds is to be acquired by Medical Solutions in a £13m reverse takeover, financed by a £20m share placing.
Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust is planning a £50m redevelopment of New Cross Hospital, in order to modernise facilities in a series of steps over the next seven years.
Defence Estates is planning to build a £7m primary health care centre in Tidworth.
University of Aberdeen is planning to build a £12m medical science building.
Westminster Healthcare is to set up a £3m headquarters for its Senior Living Division at the Beechwood Business Park in Inverness, with the creation of 80 new jobs.
Greater Glasgow Health Board has announced a £400m plan to transform hospital services across Glasgow, including the creation of a "super hospital" in the south of the city.
West Lothian Council is considering three alternative bids for a contract to build a £6.5m health care centre in Broxburn.
Oxfordshire Community Health NHS Trust is planning to build a 30-bed community hospital in Bicester.
Communicare NHS Trust is planning to build a £2.5m 15-bed community care hospital in Preston.
Mid Sussex NHS Trust is planning to build a £1.7m mental health unit in Haywards Heath.
Bay Community NHS Trust is planning to build a 46-bed health centre, and potential sites are being sought in Ulverston, Cumbria.
Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust is planning to build a new hospital block with six wards in Thornton Heath.
Norwich Union PPP is to fund the development of a new £4m NHS health centre in Dudley, providing dental services, family planning, home care and social work.
South Warwickshire Combined Care NHS Trust has announced plans to build a £3m hospital in Alcester, providing 60 beds for the elderly by June 2001.
Worthing Priority Care NHS Trust has appointed EBC Construction to build a £7.3m mental health facility.
West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust has chosen Bouygues as preferred bidder for the £38m redevelopment of its hospital in Isleworth.
MJ Gleeson is to build a £3m clinical research facility and offices at Manchester Royal Infirmary.
Colchester Council is considering plans from Highview Holdings for the development of a 60-bed nursing home in Rowhedge.
Mid Staffordshire General Hospital Trust is to set up a medical call centre at Stafford hospital, under the NHS Direct scheme, and up to 40 nurses will be recruited.
Dundee University has approved plans for the creation of a new £3m Centre for Xenobiotic Research at the city's Medipark next year, which will employ up to 45 staff.
Southern Derbyshire NHS Trust is to seek permission to expand the Derby City General site, to house an accident and emergency unit, 600 beds, operating theatres, intensive care unit and outpatient services.
Allerdale Borough Council has approved plans for a new £10m hospital in Workington, and a shortlist of developers will be completed by April.
South & West Devon Health Authority has announced plans for a £2m expansion of the heart unit at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, which will create 40 jobs.
Care UK has acquired Direct Manpower, the supplier of healthcare professionals to NHS trusts, for £2m.
Grampian University Hospital Trust has announced plans to build a £23m children's hospital at the Foresterhill site in Aberdeen, which will be completed in 2003.
Gravatom Engineering Systems is to set up a new factory to make parts for hospital scanners at the Fort Wallington industrial estate in Fareham, with the creation of 20 jobs.
Westminster Healthcare has acquired Priory Healthcare for £100m, and plans to use the Priory brand to offer corporate services such as stress management programmes.
United Bristol Healthcare Trust is planning to build a £1m high-dependency unit at Bristol Royal Infirmary, in order to ease the pressure on intensive care beds.
Oxfordshire Health Authority has given permission to the Oxfordshire Mental Healthcare Trust for the development of a £4m clinic for the mentally ill in Banbury.
Medisure, the Bristol-based private health care administrator, is looking to recruit up to 50 new staff this year.
The Royal College of Nursing has awarded a £10m contract to Try to refurbish its buildings in central London.
York District Hospital is to start work on the £2m refurbishment of its accident and emergency department in April.
Kier is to build a £60m PFI hospital in Port Talbot for Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust.
The government is planning to open 34 phone-and-go dental centres later this year, in an attempt to revive NHS dentistry.
The government has announced plans to invest £100m in the improvement of NHS cancer services throughout the country.