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SureCare Services, the Guisborough-based domiciliary care firm with 110 staff, has been acquired by a new company called Heritage Healthcare.
The Northern Ireland Executive has approved plans to build a new 312-bed acute hospital in Enniskillen.
Hywel Dda NHS Trust has secured Welsh Assembly funding of £6.6m to build a breast care centre at the Prince Philip Hospital in Llanelli by April 2010.
Restful Homes Group is investing £13m in the development of two new care homes in Birmingham in 2009, with the creation of 200 jobs.
Ultrasis has acquired Get Fit Technologies, the London-based provider of health assessment and management programmes, for £0.2m.
NHS Hammersmith & Fulham is to set up "super GP surgeries" at the Charing Cross and Hammersmith hospitals in London by April 2009, in order to ease the pressure on their A&E departments.
IDS has raised £3.1m in a share placing to fund the expansion of its Boldon-based medical testing equipment business.
Coventry City Council is to consider plans for the development of a £20m medical centre in Hillfields, in order to transfer a number of services from the Coventry & Warwickshire Hospital site by 2011.
Bristol Royal Infirmary hospital is planning a £90m refurbishment programme, including a new six-storey ward block.
Gloucestershire Primary Care Trust is planning to open a new £7m community hospital at the Holly House site in Gloucester in 2010.
South West Essex Primary Care Trust has won approval to build a £53m community hospital in Grays by 2012.
Mid Suffolk District Council has approved plans for the development of a new £1m dementia care home at Plum Pudding Hill in Baylham, with the creation of 50 jobs.
CVS Group has acquired Harbour Veterinary Group, the Portsmouth-based chain of five veterinary hospitals and surgeries with 60 staff, as well as the Joel Veterinary Clinic in Middlesex.
Orchard Care Homes is to create 60 jobs at its £8m care home due to open on Mansfield Road in Clipstone in February 2009.
NHS Ayrshire & Arran is planning to build a new £53m psychiatric hospital at Ayrshire Central in Irvine over the next five years, in order to replace Ailsa Hospital.
Claimar Care is looking to recruit a further 1,500 care and support staff across the country, in response to rising demand from local authorities.
Renishaw has acquired a 75% stake in Schaerer Mayfield NeuroMate, the Swiss manufacturer of surgical robots for neurosurgery.
Neuro Partners is planning to create 70 new jobs at its brain injuries support organisation over the next year, having just opened a new office at The Quadrant in Sheffield.
PJ Care is to set up an intensive neurological nursing care and rehabilitation centre at Badby Park, near Daventry, by next September, with the creation of 200 jobs.
County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust is to invest £30m in building improvements at the 470-bed Memorial Hospital in Darlington.
CVS has acquired The Village Animal Hospital, the chain of four veterinary surgeries in Caterham, Redhill, Oxted and Smallfield with 44 staff.
Activa Healthcare, the Burton-based supplier of wound-care products with 70 staff, has been acquired by Lohmann & Rauscher of Germany for undisclosed terms.
University College London Hospitals (UCLH) has announced plans to build a £110m cancer centre by 2012, dealing with up to 85,000 day care appointments a year.
Anglia Healthcare Systems, the Norwich-based provider of software and services to the NHS with about 50 staff, has been acquired by Sunquest Information Systems of the US.
Pastoral Cymru is to create 180 jobs at its mental health care business in Cardiff next year, with a new 44-bed secure unit due to open in the autumn.
Rushcliffe Care has announced a £50m re-financing deal with Lloyds TSB Corporate Markets to fund the expansion of its chain of 26 care homes.
Poole Hospital NHS Trust has unveiled plans to build a new £30m maternity hospital at its main site on Longfleet Road by 2012.
IPSO Ventures has acquired Cambridge Meditech, the owner of patented technology that detects infection in wounds, for under £0.1m.
Ashberry Healthcare has acquired the Moorhouse Nursing Home in Hindhead, Surrey, for £3.9m, taking its chain of homes to eight.
Manchester City Council has awarded outline approval to Grangefield Estates to build the £650m HealthCity scheme in east Manchester, including a hospital, secondary care and rehabilitation facilities.
Voyage Care is planning to float on the London Stock Exchange early next year, in order to raise funds for the expansion of its chain of 242 care homes in North West England, Scotland and Wales.
Malvern Hills District Council has approved plans for the development of a new £19m hospital in Malvern by autumn 2010.
Mobilis has acquired SKF Services, the West Sussex-based supplier of physiotherapy equipment with 20 staff.
North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has selected Wynyard Park as the site for the development of a new £416m hospital by 2014.
North Dorset District Council has approved plans from European Care Group to build a 75-bedroom care home in Gillingham, with the creation of 70 jobs.
Prime Care Community Services has secured £5m from private equity firm Close Ventures to fund the expansion of its Sussex-based care business over the next five years, with the creation of up to 1,000 jobs.
Transform Cosmetic Surgery Group is to set up a new 18,500 q ft office and cosmetic surgery facility at the Brentside Executive Park in Brentford.
Bradford & Airedale Teaching Primary Care Trust is considering plans to build a £3.3m community hospital on the site of the Coronation Hospital in Ilkley.
NHS Dumfries & Galloway has approved plans to build a £27m mental health facility near the former Crichton Royal hospital in Dumfries.
Ramsay Health Care is to set up a £1.5m facility to clean and sterilise medical equipment in Preston, employing up to 20 staff.
Derbyshire County PCT has won approval to build a £24m community hospital and health centre in Ashbourne by 2010.
Dorset County Hospital is to invest £12m in new equipment, including a new CT scanner and new operating theatres.
The Lister Hospital in Stevenage has unveiled plans to invest £15m in the expansion of its maternity facilities.
Assura has raised £50m in debt financing and £30m in a share placing to fund the expansion of its health services business.
CVS Group has acquired the nine-acre Rossendale Pet Crematorium in Lancashire, with the transfer of nine staff.
Norfolk & Waveney Mental Health Foundation Trust is looking to recruit 60 staff for a new £8.2m psychiatric intensive care unit due to open at Hellesdon Hospital near Norwich next May.
James Paget University Hospital in Norfolk is to invest £5m in the expansion of its training centre over the next two years, including a new medical library, clinical research unit and conference facilities.
Ingram Care Services has sold its business and assets out of administration to Positive Life Choices of South Shields, securing then future of 15 jobs at its Gateshead-based care business.
Superdrug is linking up with CitiDrug to open travel clinics in 17 of its pharmacy stores, in order to offer vaccinations to holidaymakers.
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary has unveiled plans to build a new £95m emergency care centre by the end of 2011.
Ascribe has acquired WCI Healthcare, the provider of consultancy services to the NHS with 30 staff, from WCI Consulting for up to £1m.
Northamptonshire Teaching PCT has approved proposals for the £35m transformation of the Willowbrook Health Complex in Corby into a 60-bed hospital by 2012.
The Royal United Hospital in Bath has unveiled plans for a £100m redevelopment programme over the next six years, including a new cancer centre and outpatient building.
Assura is to set up a £8m Health & Wellness Centre at Dickson House in Basingstoke, offering a range of outpatient and diagnosis services.
Interserve has been selected as preferred bidder by the Western Health & Social Care Trust to develop a £300m hospital in Enniskillen.
Alder Hey Children's Hospital has unveiled plans to build a new £370m children's hospital at its site in Liverpool over the next six years.
Stoke-on-Trent City Council is to create about 70 jobs through the reorganisation of its childcare services, with vacancies in cleaning, family support, management and administration.
NHS London has unveiled plans for a £132m investment in training more than 15,000 healthcare workers in the provision of home care services, and at least 4,000 new jobs will be created.
Lyceum Capital has acquired Carewatch, the in-home care division of Nestor Healthcare with 125 franchised offices, for £37m.
NHS London has announced plans to open the first five polyclinics by next spring, offering GP and social care services to people in Harrow, Hounslow, Lambeth, Redbridge and Waltham Forest.
Independent Living Services has acquired Nurseplus of Perthshire and The Complete Care Company of Ayrshire, creating an enlarged care homes group with more than 1,000 staff.
The Parliamentary & Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) is to set up a new office in Manchester early next year, with the creation of 150 jobs.
Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Trust has announced plans to build a £25m children's unit at Prudhoe Hospital by 2011.
Euromedic UK has submitted plans to set up a £20m cancer clinic at Southampton Science Park in Hampshire, and is also aiming to expand the centres around the country.
Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust has awarded a £29m contract to Norwest Holst and Sir Robert McAlpine to build a new centre for women and children at North Manchester General Hospital.
Sainsbury's is considering plans to open private dental surgeries in its supermarkets, depending on the success of a trial in Sale, near Manchester.
NHS Lothian has selected Robertson Capital Projects to build the £18m Midlothian Community Hospital.
Autumn Care Group has sold three care homes in County Durham and South Tyneside to Doson of Kent for £5m, with the transfer of 100 staff.
NHS Grampian has won government approval for the £16m upgrade of Chalmers Hospital in Banff by 2012.
Sandwell Primary Care Trust is to build a £7m health centre on St Marks Road in Tipton by 2010, in a public-private partnership.
Kidsunlimited is planning to expand its chain of 49 nurseries with up to eight new sites a year, and is particularly interested in the London area.
Hallmark Healthcare is seeking permission to build a 60-bed care home in Southend.
East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust is planning to build a new £18m community hospital in Dover by 2011.
Care Aspirations, the chain of 11 mental health centres, is to be acquired by private equity firm GI Partners for an estimated £60m.
Circle Health has submitted plans to build a £50m hospital at the Southside development in Reading by 2010.
Premier Medical is to create 40 new jobs at its Ludlow-based medical services business by the end of the year.
Independent Living Services has acquired Shield Care, the Aberdeenshire-based provider of care services with 90 staff, taking its annual turnover to £13m.
East of England Strategic Health Authority is to seek government approval for a £204m plan to relocate Papworth Hospital to a new site next to Addenbrooke's Hospital by 2013.
Southampton General Hospital has unveiled plans to build a new £50m children's hospital at its main site in Southampton by 2015.
Cardiff & Vale NHS Trust has awarded a £45m contract to Interserve to build a new children's hospital in Cardiff by 2012, and Interserve will also build a £10m primary care resource centre for Haven Health Properties at Baglan.
Craegmoor, the chain of 250 care homes and day care centres with 6,500 staff, is to be acquired by Advent International for about £290m.
The Ministry of Defence has confirmed plans to develop a £200m medical base at Whittington Barracks in Lichfield by 2010, and the site will eventually house up to 2,000 military and civilian personnel.
Advanced Medical Solutions is to relocate its medical dressings business and 150 staff from two sites in Winsford to a new £4m 138,000 sq ft building at the Premier Park industrial estate next year.
NHS Grampian is to seek planning permission for a new £95m emergency care centre in Aberdeen by 2011, having won Scottish Government approval to transfer key health services to the main Foresterhill site.
Phoenix Childcare of Tiverton has acquired the Oakwood Court residential care unit in Dawlish and the Eldra Court care home in Teignmouth for £3.6m.
Warwick District Council is considering plans from Health Properties (Warwick) for the development of a three-storey private hospital and two clinics at Tournament Fields, which could create more than 190 jobs.
HealthSure is to relocate its Manchester-based health plans business to the 36,325 sq ft Pipex Building at Christies Fields in Didsbury in December.
Ceredigion Council is to consider revised plans from Liberty Mercian for the development of a £50m hospital, supermarket and housing at the Bath House site in Cardigan.
Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust is to create up to 200 jobs at the new £29m cardiac centre due to open at John Radcliffe Hospital next January.
The Department of Health is to proceed with plans to build a network of 150 polyclinics, and the GP-led health centres will be open seven days a week.
Fife Council is planning to invest £40m in the rebuilding of a number of care homes in Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes.
Assura is said to be looking to raise up to £200m to fund the expansion of its healthcare business, and hopes to run some of the government's proposed Polyclinics.
Newcastle Hospitals NHS Trust has unveiled plans to build a new £100m children's hospital at the Royal Victoria Infirmary site by 2010.
Ultralase has bought the Cambridge Eye Laser Clinic, and plans to open a further three consulting rooms this year.
The Ulster Hospital in Dundonald is to undergo a £190m expansion project by 2013, including a new accident and emergency department.
CareTech is to acquire Valeo, the West Yorkshire-based owner of ten care homes, for up to £15m, and is also raising £30m in a share placing.
Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust is planning a £7m refurbishment for Hull Royal Infirmary over the next few years, including new cladding and windows.
ApaTech, the synthetic bones specialist, has raised £23m from 3i and Healthcor Partners to fund the development of a new £6.5m 32,000 sq ft office and manufacturing facility in Elstree by January 2009.
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn is planning to recruit up to 40 nursing staff.
The Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospitals Foundation Trust is to invest £66m in improvements to patient services over the next few years, and will submit plans for a new stroke centre and blood disorders unit.
The Department of Health has announced plans to build a £13m community hospital at Ashford in Kent, as well as two other hospitals at Finchley and Eltham in London.
Hampshire Primary Care Trust is to submit plans to build a £14m community hospital in Fareham by December 2010.
Willows Veterinary Centre is to relocate to a purpose-built animal hospital in Solihull in summer 2009, and the workforce will double to more than 100.
Dentsply, the supplier of professional dental products, is setting up a 21,000 sq ft office at Aviator Park in Addlestone, Surrey.
Cwm Taf NHS Trust and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust are to set up a new £22m children's mental health centre at the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend by the end of next year.
St George Healthcare, the Cheshire-based provider of mental health care services, has undergone a management buy-out that will help fund a new venture at All Saints Hospital in Oldham.
South West Essex Primary Care Trust and Thurrock Thames Gateway Development Corporation are preparing plans to build a new hospital on a six-acre site in Grays.
United Bristol Healthcare Trust and the University of Bristol are planning to set up a £6.6m medical research centre at St Michael's Hospital by 2009, including a sleep laboratory, MRI scanner and the creation of 16 jobs.
NHS Dumfries & Galloway has unveiled plans for the £120m redevelopment of Dumfries Royal Infirmary, in order to increase the number of single rooms and improve patient services.
Highland Council has unveiled plans to invest £21m in the development of five new care homes in Caol, Burnside in Inverness, Grantown, Muir of Ord and Tain.
North East Wales NHS Trust is to merge with the Conwy and Denbighshire trust in July, creating a new North Wales NHS Trust with more than 11,000 staff.
Ashley House is to acquire a controlling stake in seven NHS Local Improvement Finance Trust franchises from Babcock & Brown for an initial £14m.
Watford Borough Council has approved plans for the development of a £1bn health campus on a 65-acre site in West Watford, including a major acute hospital, a hotel, housing and a redeveloped football stadium.
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust is to invest £20m in buildings and equipment at hospitals in Lincoln, Boston and Grantham.
Blackpool Primary Care Trust is planning to build a £20m primary care centre and sports hall at Moor Park in Bispham by 2010.
Hampshire Primary Care Trust is planning to build a new £28m community hospital in Havant by December 2010.
NHS Dumfries & Galloway is to build a £5m health centre in Dumfries, including two surgeries and a drug treatment unit.
Ampersand Care has acquired the Swinton Hall and Shawe House nursing homes in Greater Manchester.
Defence Medical Services is to invest £24m in improvements to its Headley Court rehabilitation centre near Leatherhead, including a new neurological laboratory and accommodation block.
Contemplation Group has acquired Denehurst, the Hampshire-based chain of three learning disability homes, for undisclosed terms.
The Department of Health is to invest £105m in clinical and GP services, including new practices in Birmingham, Bristol, Bury, Coventry, Gateshead, Lancashire, London, Middlesbrough, Rotherham, Somerset and Telford.
Cancer Research UK is to relocate its London headquarters to a 135,000 sq ft office at the Angel Centre development in Islington, and Derwent London will complete the refurbishment by March 2010.
CareTech is to acquire Beacon Care, the chain of 16 care homes in the South East, for £22m.
Circle Health has unveiled plans for a £30m private hospital and research centre at the Chilworth Science Park in Southampton, with the creation of 150 jobs.
Middlesbrough Primary Care Trust is to invest £11m in the development of six new GP surgeries and three health centres over the next three years.
NHS Supply Chain is to create up to 100 jobs at a new distribution warehouse due to open at Valley Park in Rugby in July.
Instant Mobility has acquired the operations of the former Prestige Mobility scooters business in Bangor, Gwynedd, securing the future of 70 jobs.
Assura Group, the chain of GP surgeries and pharmacies, is to relocate its headquarters from Chester to an 18,000 sq ft unit at Daresbury Park in July, and plans to increase the headcount from 130 to 220.
Ultralase has acquired AllClear Eye, the Belfast-based eye clinic, for undisclosed terms.
NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde has secured £552m of Scottish Government funding for the £842m redevelopment of the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow, which will include a 240-bed children's hospital, 1,109 beds for adults and a laboratory.
Skipton Building Society has acquired Medical Care Direct, the Essex-based provider of self-pay hospital services, in order to expand its Private Health Partnership division.
Promedics, the orthopaedics products manufacturer with more than 140 staff in Blackburn and Port Glasgow, has undergone a management buy-out for undisclosed terms.
Nucleus Healthcare has secured £100m of funding to build up to ten private gastroenterology units across the country over the next ten years.
Healthcare Homes, the chain of 21 nursing homes in East Anglia, has undergone a £75m management buy-out backed by Bowmark Capital.
Neuro Partners and the University of Cumbria are planning to set up a £5m brain injury centre at an undisclosed site in Carlisle next year, with the creation of up to 160 jobs.
Summit Medical, the Gloucestershire-based medical kit manufacturer with 140 staff, has undergone a £36m management buy-out backed by venture capital firm Riverside.
Kids Unlimited, the Wilmslow-based nursery chain, has undergone a management buy-out for an estimated £45m, with the backing of private equity firm LDC.
Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust is to recruit 50 additional nurses and healthcare assistants at Stafford and Cannock Chase hospitals over the next year.
Care Principles has acquired the 13-acre Watcombe Hall mental health care home in Torquay for undisclosed terms.
Nottinghamshire County Council is to invest £19m in the provision of care homes for the elderly by 2011, in order to replace three homes due to close.
Cygnet Health Care has acquired a majority share in Oakdale Services, the Harrogate-based provider of out-patient psychological services, creating a combined group with 1,100 staff.
NHS Lanarkshire has approved plans to invest £140m in eight new NHS facilities over the next five years, including health centres in Airdrie, Bellshill and Carluke, a cancer centre at Monklands and a heart unit at Hairmyres in East Kilbride.
Central Manchester Hospitals has announced plans to set up a £35m Biomedical Research Centre at Manchester Royal Infirmary, in partnership with Manchester University.
North Bristol NHS Trust is to invest £19m in the revamp of Cossham community hospital, including a new birthing centre.
CVS has acquired the small animal and equine business of Animed LLP for £1.6m, including 44 staff at five veterinary practices in South Hampshire.
Liverpool City Council has approved outline plans for the £400m redevelopment of the Royal Liverpool hospital, in order to focus the site on cancer treatment and emergency care.
Southern Cross Healthcare has acquired a 62-bed care home on Merseyside, as well as the leases of three other homes with 195 beds.
IMS Maxims has acquired Preview Health, the provider of clinical systems to the UK market, from CIS Healthcare for up to £0.25m.
Bupa has acquired Cromwell Hospital, the London-based private hospital with 128 beds, from Ballyrogan Holdings for £90m, and plans to invest £30m in improvements over the next two years.
The Scottish Ambulance Service is to invest £25m in new ambulances and defibrillators, as part of a £525m government investment in health projects across Scotland.
Circle Health is to submit plans for the development of a £60m private hospital at Knights Park in Tunbridge Wells by 2010, with the creation of 190 jobs.
Staffordshire Housing Association has awarded a £13m contract to GB Building Solutions to build a new headquarters and a 99-unit extra-care facility in Stoke-on-Trent by March 2010.
Ramsay Health Care is to acquire the BMI private hospital in Nottingham from General Healthcare Group.
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is planning to invest £3m in the development of new outpatient facilities for cancer patients at Royal Preston Hospital.
Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Trust is planning to build a new £25m mental health facility at Prudhoe Hospital by March 2010, in order to relocate a unit from Newcastle General Hospital.
Southern Cross Healthcare has bought seven residential care homes in the North East from The Portland Group of Durham for £42m.
The Department of Health has invited local authorities to bid for £80m of funding to build care housing for the elderly and people with long-term conditions.
Tunstall, the Yorkshire-based telecare and healthcare technology company, is to be acquired by private equity firm Charterhouse Capital Partners for £514m.
The Priory Group is planning to set up a chain of nursing homes, and aims to acquire 500 beds for the new division by the end of this year.
Sunrise Senior Living is planning to build a £33m four-storey residential home in Brentwood by 2010.
Spire Healthcare is to build a £25m private hospital at Shawfair Park in Midlothian by autumn 2009, including an outpatient consulting service and operating theatres.
Castleoak is to expand the workforce at its Cardiff-based care home construction business from 120 to 160 over the next five years, and has just won a £30m contract to build a care village in Letcombe Regis, Oxfordshire, for Richmond Villages.
The Department of Health has announced a £170m programme to train an extra 3,600 psychological therapists, in order to improve services for people with depression and anxiety disorders.
CVS has acquired Michael Gourley, the Manchester-based chain of six veterinary surgeries, taking its total number of branches to 140.
MDY Healthcare has acquired Stanmore Implants Worldwide, the Middlesex-based orthopaedic company, for £12m.
The Western Health & Social Care Trust is planning to set up a £2m research and development centre at Altnagelvin Hospital in Londonderry, in order to provide new research facilities to local health and life sciences firms.
The University of St Andrews is to build a new £45m medical school by 2010, and construction work will start later this year.
Coventry Teaching Primary Care Trust has unveiled plans to invest £3m in two new GP practices, three NHS dental surgeries and a health centre in Coventry.
NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde is to build a £18m health and social work centre in Renfrew by the end of 2009.
Oakbridge is recruiting 30 staff to work at a new £45m retirement village due to open near Chorley in April, and a further 90 jobs will be created later in the year.
Mears Group has acquired Seraph, the Darlington-based domiciliary care services provider with about 100 care staff, for up to £2m, in order to expand its Careforce subsidiary.
Earlplace is to submit plans to develop a £7m 53-bedroom nursing home at the former Abbacourt Hotel in Leamington.
Gloucestershire Primary Care Trust is to relocate 350 staff to a new £4m headquarters at Gloucester Business Park in Brockworth, and Moss Construction is due to complete the development later this year.
Integrated Dental Holdings, the Bolton-based chain of 200 dental practices, is to sell LGV Capital's majority stake in the business to Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity.
The Christie Hospital in Manchester is to build a £35m clinical trials centre by 2010, and is also looking to expand its private medical care facilities.
Berkshire West PCT is planning to open a £1.5m Health and Well Being Centre at the former Battle Hospital site in Reading next year.
Verna Group, the Bolton-based healthcare products firm, has undergone a £50m management buy-out from LGV Capital.
Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology is to help fund the development of a £15m cancer care centre at Fazakerley Hospital in Liverpool, and a further £15m will be invested in three radiotherapy machines.
Cardiff & Vale NHS Trust is to proceed with a £120m project to build two new mental health hospitals at Whitchurch in Cardiff and Llandough in Penarth by 2011.
Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust has unveiled plans for the £170m expansion of Derriford Hospital over the next ten years, including a new children's hospital and emergency centre.
Southend Hospital has won approval to build a £9m cancer centre and outpatients unit by 2009.
Spire Healthcare is to acquire Classic Hospitals Group, the chain of ten private acute hospitals with about 2,000 staff, from LGV Capital for £145m.
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust is to recruit a further 200 nurses, 150 healthcare assistants and 20 midwives over the next three months.
UEA School of Environmental Sciences has secured a £5m grant to set up an obesity research centre in Cambridge, under the name of the Diet & Physical Activity Public Health Centre of Excellence.
Fife Council is to consider plans from Kingdom Homes to build a £4m care home in Glenrothes, which would create 70 jobs.
Imperial College NHS Trust is planning to recruit 30 new professors in London, as part of a £4m investment in clinical research.
System C Healthcare has acquired Care Records, the clinical systems supplier, from Huntleigh Healthcare for an initial £0.9m.
Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust has unveiled plans to build a new 700-bed hospital in Smethwick by 2014, in order to replace Sandwell General in West Bromwich and City Hospital in Winson Green.
The UK Clinical Research Collaboration is to invest up to £5m in each of five new public health research centres in Belfast, Newcastle, Cardiff, Cambridge and Nottingham over the next five years.
Claimar Care Group has acquired Ravenscroft One, the Preston-based domiciliary care provider with 370 care workers, for up to £2.9m.
Glasgow City Council is considering plans to invest £71m in the development of five new care homes and four day care centres for the elderly over the next five years.
Cumbria County Council is considering plans to build six new care homes for the elderly in Penrith, Wigton, Alston, Keswick, Millom and Brampton over the next five years.
The British Heart Foundation is considering plans to set up a new 35,000 sq ft London headquarters in Camden.
Gosport Council has approved plans from Southern Cross to build a £10m nursing home in Rowner Road over the next 18 months, with the creation of up to 120 jobs.
Glasgow City Council has awarded outline approval to NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde to build a new £100m adult and children's hospital at the Southern General Hospital site over the next ten years, increasing the staff from 4,200 to 10,000.
Virgin Group has announced plans to open a chain of six family health centres, offering a range of NHS and private services such as dentistry, screening and pharmacies.
CVS has acquired Axiom Veterinary Laboratories, the Newton Abbot-based provider of diagnostic laboratory services to veterinary practices, for £4m.
Reading Borough Council is expected to receive plans from Health Properties and Circle in May to build a £50m private hospital at the town's Southside development.
Pendine Park is planning to build a £3m specialist centre for dementia patients in Wrexham, with the creation of 75 jobs.
Supporta has acquired Hallam Healthcare, the East Midlands-based care services provider with 171 staff, for up to £4.7m.
Bupa has acquired Health Dialog, the US-based disease management company, for £310m.
West Midlands Ambulance Service is looking to recruit more than 150 Emergency Care Assistants over the next few months.
Cymorth Llaw is planning to expand the workforce at its North Wales-based home care business from 122 to 180 this year.