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East Midlands Ambulance Service is planning to set up a training centre for up to 80 students at its newly-acquired 35,000 sq ft office at Oakham Business Park in Mansfield.
Royal Stoke University Hospital is to create 90 jobs at a new rehabilitation service due to open at its trauma centre in Stoke-on-Trent next spring.
Colten Care is to create 120 jobs at a new 72-bedroom care home called Wellington Grange due to open in Chichester.
Independent Vetcare has acquired Zetland, Thanet One and The Veterinary Clinic (Bearwood), the veterinary business of Bristol-based Premier Veterinary Group, for £6.5m.
Crawley Clinical Commissioning Group has unveiled plans for an £8m upgrade of Crawley Hospital by next autumn, including a new 26-bed rehabilitation ward and an expansion of the Urgent Treatment Centre.
Shelton Care has won approval from Stoke-on-Trent City Council to build a 22-bedroom care home in Fenton next year, with the creation of 110 jobs.
Maggie's has won approval to build a 9,300 sq ft cancer treatment facility at Royal Oldham Hospital next year.
Trilanco is to relocate its Fylde-based animal health supply business to a new £7m 110,000 sq ft distribution centre by the end of next year, which could create 30 jobs.
Xiros is seeking permission to expand the head office of its Leeds-based medical products manufacturing business, with the creation of 30 jobs.
Swansea Council is to consider outline plans for a £30m care home and private hospital near Morriston Hospital, which could create more than 300 jobs.
University Hospital Wales has secured funding of £7.5m for improvements to its neonatal unit in Cardiff by next summer.
Home Instead Senior Care is looking to set up 12 home care franchises across Yorkshire, including Bradford, Castleford, Leeds and Wakefield.
Montpellier Estates has won outline approval from Reading Borough Council for an assisted living facility with 96 units in Katesgrove.
Private Ambulance Service is looking to expand its Essex-based fleet of private ambulances with 50 new vehicles over the next few months.
GBUK, the Selby-based medical device manufacturing firm with 70 staff, has been acquired by Dutch company H2 Equity Partners for undisclosed terms.
Raphael Healthcare has secured £20m of funding for the expansion of its Merseyside-based private specialist healthcare facility by 2017.
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has unveiled proposals for a £200m hospital development at the Leeds General Infirmary site.
CVS has acquired Albavet Group, the chain of 11 veterinary practices in Fife, Glasgow, Nottingham, Stoke and Surrey with 150 staff, for £11m.
Allied Healthcare, the Hertfordshire-based home care firm, has been sold by Saga to Aurelius Group for up to £19m.
CareTech is to acquire ROC North West, the Lancaster-based care and education services firm with seven residential homes, for up to £11m.
Montpelier Estates is seeking permission to build a £5.5m 34-bedroom care home in Wrexham, with the creation of 30 jobs.
Carewatch is creating ten new jobs at its home care business in Bolton.
Mid Sussex District Council is to consider plans for a 24-bedroom expansion of St Catherine's Hospice in Pease Pottage by 2020.
Norfolk County Council is to create 48 new jobs at its Norfolk First Support care and health service, as part of a £1.1m investment plan.
Nuffield Health is seeking permission for a £75m 130,000 sq ft private hospital at Manchester Royal Infirmary by early 2018.
Royal Mencap Society has acquired a 1,600 sq ft office for its learning disabilities charity at St Hugh's in Bootle.
Nightingale House Hospice is planning to invest £3m in the expansion of its hospice in Wrexham over the next three years, including a new family centre, gym and cafe.
Bryson Charitable Group is to create 180 home care jobs at its Belfast-based social enterprise over the next 18 months.
Cryotherapy UK is planning to expand its Leeds-based chain of six beauty clinics with ten new sites including London next year.
Country Court Care has acquired three care homes in Lincolnshire from LACE Housing, securing the future of 160 jobs.
Care 4 Children has acquired Trax Care Group, the Lancashire-based care firm, for £5.5m.
Aircraft Medical, the Edinburgh-based healthcare device manufacturing firm, has been acquired by Medtronic of Ireland for £72m.
Southampton City Council is planning to build a £12m dementia care home for up to 100 people in Wimpson Lane.
Springfield Healthcare has won approval for a £7m care village for 1,000 people in York by March 2017, with the creation of 100 jobs.
Vets Now is planning to expand its Fife-based chain of 50 emergency pet care outlets with at least seven new clinics across the country over the next year.
Lynch Healthcare is planning to expand its Sunderland-based healthcare business with regional divisions across the country.
Alzheimer's Society is to relocate its London-based charity headquarters to a 22,000 sq ft office at 8 Fenchurch Place.
Mears is to create 120 new jobs at its home care business in Edinburgh and across the Lothians.
Brendoncare is seeking permission to build a dementia care centre at Otterbourne Hill in Hampshire, with the creation of 60 jobs.
Prism Medical UK is to expand its medical equipment manufacturing operation in Wales, with the creation of 29 jobs in Rhyl and 21 in Bridgend.
Community Life Choices is planning to expand the 76-strong workforce at its Preston-based care home business with about 15 new jobs over the next year.
RB has won approval to develop a £105m centre for scientific excellence at its site in Hull by 2018, with the creation of 100 new jobs.
Careline Lifestyles is planning to create 200 nursing jobs at its Newcastle-based care business by the end of next year.
Invatech Health is to expand its Bristol-based medicine technology business in partnership with Well Pharmacy, with the creation of 450 new jobs across the country.
Assura has acquired Abbey Healthcare Group and Abbey Healthcare Property Investments for undisclosed terms.
Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust has won approval for a £485m redevelopment of the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton over the next nine years.
Carewatch is creating 50 jobs at its domestic care business in Swaffham, having won a contract from Norfolk County Council.
Belong is to create 150 jobs at a new multi-million pound 74-bedroom care home due to open in Newcastle-under-Lyme by early 2017.
CVS has acquired Highcroft, the Bristol-based veterinary firm with 13 surgeries and 220 staff, for an initial £7.4m.
Marantomark is planning to create 50 new jobs at its care centres in Greater Manchester.
St George Healthcare Group has secured funding to build a £6.5m 36-bedroom private hospital in Huyton within the next 12 months.
Clatterbridge Cancer Centre has unveiled plans for a £120m cancer hospital at Royal Liverpool University Hospital.
Magstim is planning to expand its medical technology manufacturing facility in Carmarthenshire, with the creation of 50 jobs.
Newcross Healthcare is to create over 100 nursing and healthcare jobs at its new site in Norwich.
Intelligent Fingerprinting is setting up a new head office for its screening technology business at Evolution Business Park in Cambridge.
Welsh Government is considering plans to fund a new £6m health centre in Flint by early 2017.
Cleveland Clinic has acquired 33 Grosvenor Place in London's Mayfair and plans to set up an office for its US-based healthcare group.
Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust has unveiled plans for a £7.5m eye department due to open at Southlands Hospital in Shoreham in early 2017.
Circle is to set up an 11,000 sq ft cancer centre on London's Harley Street by late 2017.
Vernacare has sold a majority stake in its Bolton-based hospital products manufacturing business with 200 staff to Palatine Private Equity.
Midway Care Group is to create 50 jobs at a new care home in Fazeley, Staffordshire.
Leading Lives has acquired Crossroads Care East Anglia, the Suffolk-based support charity, securing the future of 52 jobs.
Newcross Healthcare Solutions is creating over 100 care jobs at its new site in Barnstaple.
PSS is creating about 70 support worker jobs in Liverpool for the management of two day centres.
Abbeyfield is to open a £10m 84,000 sq ft care and dementia facility in Bingley by June 2016.
Tipton Homecare is to expand the 129-strong workforce at its West Midlands-based home care business with at least 100 new jobs over the next year.
Alcyone Healthcare is to create 50 jobs at the Baedling Manor care home due to open in Bedlington in spring 2016.
Elekta of Sweden is to set up a 150,000 sq ft radiotherapy research and development facility at Manor Royal Business District near Crawley.
Respond Plus Healthcare is seeking permission to set up an office and warehouse at Sneinton in Nottinghamshire, with the creation of 19 jobs.
CVS is to acquire Alnorthumbria, the Northumberland-based veterinary firm with nine surgeries and 100 staff, for up to £7.7m.
Speed Medical is setting up a 7,600 sq ft medical reporting office at 1 Tithebarn in Liverpool.
Parklands Group is seeking permission from Highland Council for a £3.5m 40-bedroom care home in Fortrose by 2017, with the creation of 50 jobs.
Carewatch is creating ten new jobs at its home care operation in south Warwickshire.
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council has approved plans for a new £430m super-hospital in the West Midlands by autumn 2018.
Bluebird Care is to create 100 new home care jobs across Hampshire.
Fairways Care is creating more than 80 jobs at its new £4m 48-bedroom Ty Cariad care home in Abergele.
Welsh Government has approved plans to relocate Rookwood Hospital to a new £16m brain injury rehabilitation centre at University Hospital Llandough in Cardiff by 2017.
RehabWorks, the Suffolk-based injury management provider, has been acquired by private equity firm Archimed.
NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group is to set up a 33,400 sq ft office at Renshaw Street in Liverpool by the end of the year.
Kingsley Healthcare is to create 100 jobs at a new £6m 62-bedroom dementia care home at Partington in Manchester by June 2016.
St Andrew's Healthcare is planning to double capacity at its Birmingham-based mental health hospital with a further 200,000 sq ft and over 100 beds.
Public Health England is to set up a new £350m research facility at Harlow in Essex, with the transfer of hundreds of jobs from Wiltshire over the next four years.
Train2Succeed, the Droitwich-based provider of social care training, has been acquired by eResponse.
City of York Council has approved plans from the Defence Infrastructure Organisation for new accommodation, hospital and support units at Queen Elizabeth barracks in Strensall.
Bluebird Care (Peterborough and Rutland) is to create 100 jobs at its home care business in Peterborough and Stamford over the next year.
Kingsley Healthcare is to relocate the head office of its Lowestoft-based care business and 47 staff to a 13,000 sq ft office at Clapham House by summer 2016, with the creation of more than 20 jobs.
HeartSine Technologies, the Belfast-based cardiac defibrillator manufacturer with 115 staff, is to be acquired by Physio-Control of the US.
RB has submitted plans to Hull City Council for a £105m health products research and development facility at its site in Dansom Lane by 2018.
Filippini & Gray, the Bury-based dental laboratory, has undergone a management buy-out.
Dave Cumber Vets is to relocate its Dorset-based veterinary business to a 9,000 sq ft unit at Link Park in Chickerell by February 2016.
Eothen Home is to create 60 jobs at a new £6.2m 52-bed care home due to open at Wallsend in North Tyneside in March 2016.
Pathways Northwest has submitted plans for a new mental health facility at Hyndburn in Lancashire, with the creation of 45 jobs.
Deloitte has acquired Kaisen Consulting, the Bristol-based business psychology consultancy with 60 staff.
Alternative Futures Group is to set up a £6m 1.5-acre mental health recovery centre in Manchester by autumn 2016, with the creation of 45 jobs.
Anchor has acquired 24 care homes in the North and Midlands from Leeds-based LNT Group for more than £100m.
Darrington Healthcare is to create more than 60 jobs at its new £4m Oak Park Care Home due to open in Dewsbury by spring 2016.
Runwood Homes is to take over the management of seven care homes from Doncaster Council.
Local Care Force is to open a third site in Manchester's Northern Quarter for its nursing and social care business.
Vocare is to relocate the headquarters of its urgent care business to a new 20,000 sq ft office at Balliol Business Park in Newcastle.
NHS Grampian has unveiled plans for a £150m investment in new facilities at its Foresterhill campus in Aberdeen over the next five years, including a patient hotel.
Jones AV is planning to expand its Birkenhead-based medical systems business with new equipment and the creation of ten jobs over the next two years.
Cygnet Health Care has bought three Alpha psychiatric hospitals in Bury, Sheffield and Woking from C&C Alpha Group for £95m.
Carewatch Eastleigh has announced plans to create 60 home care jobs across Hampshire.
Wiltshire Air Ambulance has unveiled outline plans for a £3m base in Semington.
Seddon Developments has won approval to develop a 110,000 sq ft digital health hub in Chorley.
Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (BCPFT) is to relocate to the 17,000 sq ft Quayside House in Oldbury.
Surgical Dynamics is planning to expand production at its County Durham-based medical equipment manufacturing business, with the creation of 40 jobs by 2018.
Dorset County Hospital is to set up a £7m radiotherapy treatment centre in Dorchester by 2017.
On Medical is planning to double the 35-strong workforce at its Newcastle-based medical reporting business over the next year.
Crown Care is creating 100 jobs at a new £7m 73-bed care home due to open in Ponteland, Northumberland, this autumn.
Castlemead has won approval to build a 70-bed care home in Kidlington, with the creation of up to 70 jobs.
SunCare Home Care has acquired Care4All, the Shropshire-based home care firm.
Abacare is creating 50 new jobs at its Powys-based care business.
Age UK North Tyneside is creating 200 jobs at its new EveryDay home care business in Whitley Bay.
St Mungo's Broadway, the homeless charity, is to set up a 20,000 sq ft office at Thomas More Square in the City of London.
Proton Partners International is to open a Proton Beam Therapy centre at the Earth Balance site at Bedlington in Northumberland by 2017.
Heritage Care Villages has submitted plans for a £13m retirement village at Great Ayton in North Yorkshire, with the creation of up to 35 jobs.
CareTech is to acquire Spark of Genius, the Paisley-based care and education firm, for up to £9.2m.
Kids 1st Nurseries is to create 25 jobs at a new nursery in Sunderland next January, and will open three sites in the North East over the next 18 months.
Swansea University has unveiled proposals for a £600m investment at the Morriston and Singleton hospital sites in South West Wales.
Glasgow University has been awarded £3.4m to develop a new medical research centre at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.
Badby Park is to expand its care centre in Daventry, with the creation of 20 jobs.
Heathcotes Group is to expand its Chesterfield-based chain of 30 care homes with eight new sites this year, as part of a £20m investment plan.
New Care Projects is to build a new £8m care home in Sale, with the creation of 65 jobs.
Select Healthcare Developments is planning to transform Tipton Baths into a £3m care home, with the creation of 45 jobs.
MS Therapy Centre is planning to set up a £1.5m hyperbaric oxygen chamber therapy centre in Swansea.
Raphael Healthcare is creating a further 30 jobs at the Rainhill Centre care home in Prescot.
Carewatch Care Services is creating 50 new jobs to provide home care services for Lincolnshire County Council.
Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospitals Trust is to create 100 jobs at a new 80-bed care home and apartments due to open in Christchurch in 2016.
Nottinghamshire Healthcare is planning to set up a new mental health centre for young people at the Cedars site in Nottingham.
Willis Group is to acquire PMI Health Group, the Cheshire-based healthcare adviser with 128 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Anetic Aid is setting up a 15,000 sq ft surgical equipment facility at Baildon Business Park in Bradford.
Accord Group is to create 20 new care jobs at its Telford-based housing association.
Amvale Medical Transport is to create 80 jobs across the country, in order to transport staff and organs for NHS Blood & Transplant.
Danshell is recruiting 20 staff for its new Hollyhurst Lodge care centre in Darlington.
Welsh Blood Service is to merge with NHS Blood & Transplant in North Wales next year, with the creation of 16 new jobs and 25 donation clinics.
Sevacare has acquired five care homes from Bradford-based Czajka Care Group for undisclosed terms, with the transfer of 170 staff.
Choices Housing Association is to create 200 new care jobs in Staffordshire and Shropshire over the next two years.
Dundee Science Centre is to invest £1.7m in the expansion of its medical technologies facility in 2016.
Healthcare Ireland is planning to open 12 nursing homes in Northern Ireland over the next four years.
Anchor is looking to recruit 150 staff for its 18 care homes in Surrey.
Poole Hospital is looking to recruit 40 additional nurses.
Carewatch Black Country is to create 50 new care jobs in the Dudley area.
CircleHealth has unveiled new plans to build a 161,000 sq ft hospital at the Pebble Mill site in Edgbaston.
Restful Homes is planning to build a 74-bedroom care home in Leamington, with the creation of 90 jobs.
Hywel Dda University Health Board has secured funding for a new £20m care centre in Cardigan.
Vets Now is opening a pet care call centre at its headquarters in Dunfermline, with the creation of 18 jobs.
Spectrum Medical is planning to relocate its Gloucestershire-based medical equipment business to a larger site, with the creation of 40 jobs.
Kingsley Healthcare is looking to recruit 20 apprentices at its 17 care homes in East Anglia.
Cathedral Eye Clinic is to open a new £2m clinic on Academy Street in Belfast this summer.
Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics is to invest £4.6m in the expansion of its medical diagnostics plant in Pencoed.
BHSF has acquired M3 Occupational Health, and the M3 staff will relocate from Pershore to Bromsgrove.
Milestones Trust is to create 100 jobs at a new £8m Abbey House care home due to open in Swindon in summer 2016.
3fivetwo Group is to build a £2.5m cardiac assessment and imaging centre at Kingsbridge hospital in Belfast, with the creation of 20 jobs.
Springfield Healthcare is planning to set up a £7m care village at the former Terry's site in York.
ExamWorks UK is to create 46 jobs at its new 8,800 sq ft healthcare assessment call centre at Rainton Bridge in Sunderland by the end of the year.
Prestige Group is to create 80 jobs at a new care home due to open at the former Stead Hospital in Redcar this summer.
Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust has submitted plans to open a £1m helipad for air ambulances at Stoke Mandeville Hospital by January 2016.
Mears Group has acquired the home care division of Essex-based Care UK for £11m, with the transfer of 6,000 staff.
Home Instead Senior Care is to create 50 jobs at its new care office in Paignton.
Bertram Nursery Group is to invest up to £6.5m in acquisitions to expand its Edinburgh-based chain of 37 nurseries.
Carewatch is looking to create 50 new jobs at its home care service in Bristol.
Home Instead Senior Care is to create 50 jobs at its home care service in south Manchester.
Glasgow University has unveiled plans to build a new medical research centre at the Southern General Hospital site in Glasgow.
Maggie's Centres is planning to build a £5m cancer support centre at St James's Hospital in Leeds by 2017.
Bridgewater Wellness Clinic has acquired the 19-bed Bridgewater private hospital in Manchester.
Inditherm is to acquire Inspiration Healthcare, the Leicestershire-based medical device distribution company with 40 staff, in a reverse takeover.
Ergomed of Guildford has acquired Sound Opinion, the medical information service provider, in order to expand its PrimeVigilance business.
Careline Lifestyles is to create 100 jobs at a new £4m residential nursing centre due to open in Hartlepool this summer.
Cygnet Psychiatric Hospital has submitted plans to expand its facilities in Bradford, with the creation of 20 jobs.
United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust has appointed Kier for a £25m investment in new facilities at hospitals in Boston, Grantham and Lincoln over the next year.
Colchester General Hospital has submitted plans to build a new blood sciences laboratory, in order to transfer the work from the former Severalls site.
Baxter Healthcare is to set up a 10,000 sq ft office at 20 Kingston Road in Staines.
Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust is looking to recruit 85 additional nurses at Walsall Manor hospital.
Ipswich Hospital has unveiled plans for the £100m redevelopment of its site, including the replacement of some of the older buildings.
Oakhill Optical Laboratory has been bought out of administration by JS Optical, saving 20 jobs at its Lye-based ophthalmic lenses business.
AXA PPP Healthcare is to acquire the private medical insurance business of Bristol-based Simplyhealth, with the transfer of 390 staff.
Somerset Doctors Urgent Care is recruiting staff for a new 40-desk call centre in Taunton.
SureCare is looking to create up to 100 jobs at its care service in Bolton.
Noble's Hospital on the Isle of Man is considering plans to build a new £7.2m mental health unit.
North East London NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Willmott Dixon for a £25m investment in community healthcare hubs in Waltham Forest, Redbridge and Thurrock.
Collinson Group has acquired Specialty Assist, the London-based provider of medical assistance services, for undisclosed terms.
QuantuMDx is planning to relocate its Newcastle-based medical technology business to a larger site, with the creation of 25 new jobs this year.
Peninsula Care Services is to expand the 160-strong workforce at its Newtownards-based care service with 50 new jobs.
Acorn Care & Education has acquired Pathway Care Solutions, the chain of 12 care homes in Nottingham and Sheffield.
Direct Health is to expand its home care service in Stockton, with the creation of up to 100 jobs.
Macc Care has submitted plans to Walsall Council to rebuild the Meadow House care home in Willenhall, with the creation of 50 jobs.
BHSF has acquired WellWork, the occupational health services firm with offices in Newcastle, Liverpool and Glasgow.
Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is to create 140 additional nursing jobs at King's Mill and Mansfield Community Hospital.
Carewatch has won a contract to provide home care services for the Royal Borough of Maidenhead & Windsor, with the creation of 100 jobs.
Creative Support is to open a social care advisory centre in Scunthorpe town centre, with the creation of 20 jobs.
LNT Carehome Developments has won permission to build a 66-bed care home in Huntingdon, with the creation of 50 jobs.
SureCare is planning to create up to 100 new jobs at its care and support operations in York.
Kingsley Healthcare is planning to expand its chain of 23 dementia care homes with five new sites a year, and will relocate to a larger headquarters in Lowestoft this year.
Drive Medical has acquired Park House Healthcare, the Bradford-based medical equipment supplier with about 200 staff, for undisclosed terms.
SureCare is looking to expand its Chester-based care business with new franchises across the country, with the creation of hundreds of jobs.
Proton Partners International is planning to open three proton beam therapy centres in Cardiff, London and Northumberland by 2017.
Springfield Hospital in Chelmsford is to build a £9m cancer care centre by the end of the year, and a further £7m will be invested in other departments.
Carewatch Mid Shropshire has acquired Jane Bowen Nursing of Shrewsbury, and plans to create 15 new care jobs.
CVS is to acquire YourVets, the chain of seven veterinary surgeries in the West Midlands and Essex with 200 staff, for £12m.
Cambian Group has acquired By the Bridge, the Kent-based independent fostering provider, for £36m.
Croydon University Hospital is to invest £21m in the expansion of its accident and emergency department by 2017.
Derbyshire County Council is looking to recruit 40 staff for a new £8m care centre due to open at Whitworth Hospital in Darley Dale later this year.
Wales Air Ambulance is seeking permission to relocate its headquarters from Swansea to Llanelli.
Westfield Health is to relocate its Sheffield-based health insurance business to a 40,000 sq ft office at Milton House.
H&R Healthcare has acquired CUI International, the Leicester-based medical support products manufacturer.
Chorley Council is to consider plans from Euxton Lane Developments for a Digital Health Park on a 26-acre site at Strawberry Fields, which could create 700 jobs.
NHS Highland is planning to invest £5m in the revamp of Caithness General Hospital in Wick.
Home Instead Senior Care is to create 100 new jobs at its home care service in St Albans over the next year.
Spire Healthcare has won planning permission to develop a new £60m hospital in Nottingham by 2017, with the creation of 250 jobs.
Homecare Independent Living is to create 20 new jobs at the Armagh-based headquarters of its domiciliary care service.
HaywardCare is to expand its 32-strong workforce with up to 50 new jobs, in order to provide care services for Cannock Chase Council.
Eothen Homes is planning to open a new £6.2m dementia care centre in Wallsend, with the creation of 42 jobs.
Royal Free London NHS Trust has won approval from Enfield Borough Council for a £275m project to rebuild Chase Farm Hospital.
Luton & Dunstable Hospital is to submit plans for a £150m expansion project over the next five years, including a new theatre and critical care block.
Simplyhealth Independent Living has acquired Care & Mobility, the Telford-based chain of six mobility stores.
Great Ormond Street Hospital has won approval from Camden Council to develop a new £65m 140,000 sq ft Centre for Research into Rare Diseases in Children by 2018.
Bright Care is to open a new domiciliary care office in Perth this summer, with the creation of 18 jobs.
Home Instead Senior Care is to create 70 new jobs for carers in Gosport and Fareham this year.
Scapa Group has acquired First Water, the Wiltshire-based manufacturer of advanced wound dressings, for an initial £11m.
Chase Templeton has acquired Medins Healthcare, the Stourbridge-based medical insurance firm with annual premium income of £1.5m.
McCarthy & Stone has won approval to build a £5m retirement village in Sandbach, with the creation of 120 jobs.
Optos, the Dunfermline-based retinal imaging firm, is to be acquired by Nikon Corporation of Japan for £260m.
South East Coast Ambulance Service is planning to relocate its headquarters and call centre from Banstead to a new site in Crawley.
Octopus Healthcare has appointed Conlon Construction to build a £30m private hospital at Ashford in Kent.
Avery Healthcare is to create 70 jobs at a new £8m care home due to open at Littleover in Derby in June.
Bupa has confirmed plans to relocate 2,000 Manchester-based staff to a new 145,000 sq ft office development in Salford Quays in 2018.
Spire Healthcare has won permission to build a £14m cancer centre at the Essex Healthcare Park in Great Baddow by the end of the year.
University College London has won approval from Camden Council to build a £42m Institute of Immunity & Transplantation in Hampstead by 2017.
Carewatch is to create 50 new jobs at its home care service in Wolverhampton.
Home Instead Senior Care is looking to recruit an additional 500 care staff on Merseyside this year.
Birmingham Women's NHS Trust is planning to invest £63m in the expansion of Birmingham Women's Hospital by 2019.
TLC Private Homecare Services is to expand the 60-strong workforce at its Manchester-based care service with 20 new jobs over the next few months.
Mobiquity of the US is to invest £13m in the expansion of its mobile health technology business in London over the next two years.
Bluebird Care is to open a new home care office in Andover, with the creation of 50 jobs.
Meadows Home Care Service is to create up to 50 new jobs in Peterborough.
Home Instead Senior Care is to create 200 new jobs in Essex and Suffolk and a further 60 in Rotherham this year.
Cigna, the US healthcare firm, is to relocate its Glasgow office to a 33,000 sq ft unit at the Grosvenor Building.
Manchester City Council has approved plans to develop the £18m Manchester Institute of Health & Performance at Eastlands.
HC-One is to acquire Meridian Healthcare, the North West-based chain of 30 care homes, for £100m.
North Kesteven District Council is to consider plans from Bridge Health for a new private hospital at Sleaford Enterprise Park, with the creation of 100 jobs.
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is planning to build a £150m hospital at Waltham near Basingstoke by 2018.
Euxton Lane Developments is to submit plans for a digital health park in Chorley, including offices, a care home and 700 jobs.
Liquid Personnel is relocating its Manchester-based care recruitment business and 85 staff to a 10,000 sq ft office at Sevendale House.
Bupa is reported to be planning to relocate its Manchester-based private healthcare office to a 100,000 sq ft unit at Salford Quays.
Centre for Process Innovation is to set up a £18m National Centre for Healthcare Photonics at Sedgefield in County Durham by 2017.
Benchmark Holdings has acquired Improve International, the Swindon-based veterinary training firm, for an initial £3.2m.
Wye Valley NHS Trust is considering a £40m plan to rebuild and expand Hereford County Hospital by 2018.
Galliford Try has won a £36m contract from the ExtraCare Charitable Trust to build a care village at Longbridge in Birmingham.
Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust is to recruit a further 100 district nurses by April.
East Midlands Ambulance Service is to create 80 new jobs for ambulance care assistants this year.
Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust has secured additional funding of £11m to expand its emergency ambulance service.
NHS England has announced a £10m investment in the recruitment and training of doctors.
Wessex Care is to invest £12m in the revamp of its Salisbury-based chain of five care homes over the next five years, with the creation of 150 jobs.
Drive Medical has acquired Specialised Orthotic Services, the Staffordshire-based mobility products manufacturer with 70 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Calico has unveiled plans to build a dementia care home at Shawforth in Rossendale, with the creation of about 30 jobs.
Pendine Park is to create 100 jobs at a new £7m dementia care centre due to open in Caernarfon in September.
The Care Bureau is looking to create up to 340 new jobs at its Leamington-based care service this year.
Home Instead Senior Care is to create 500 new care jobs in Greater Manchester this year.
Carewatch is looking to create 30 new care and support jobs in the Newark area.
Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded are to invest £10m in the development of two care centres for blind people in Paisley.
Home Instead Senior Care is looking to recruit 150 additional care staff in the Durham area.
Newcross Healthcare Solutions is to create 100 care jobs at its new office on the Middlemarch Business Park in Coventry.
Black Country Housing Group is planning to build a new £5m care home in Halesowen, with the creation of 42 jobs.
Randox is to set up a £29m medical equipment factory and research centre at the former Massereene base in Antrim, with the creation of 540 jobs.
Hadrian Healthcare is to invest £20m in the expansion of its chain of 11 care homes in the North East this year.
Cheswold Park Hospital is looking to create 20 new jobs at its mental health hospital in Doncaster.
South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust is to set up a new £9m dementia care centre at South Tyneside District Hospital in South Shields.
Prism Medical has acquired The Mobility Equipment Company, the Hinckley-based mobility equipment supplier, for undisclosed terms.
Nurse Plus, the Canterbury-based healthcare recruitment firm with 35 offices, has undergone a management buy-out backed by Sovereign Capital.
Prestige Nursing & Care is to create 50 new jobs at its home care operations in East Lancashire.