All systems go: Is this a transformative moment in history for the care sector?
With physical movement restricted, digital environments have been paramount to many providers on both a social and operational level. As the situation continues to gradually improve across the board, what lessons can the care sector learn from this period and what does the future look like?
HealthInvestor UK is partnering with law firm Mills & Reeve and digital care management specialists Nourish, to discuss the role technology has to play in the regulation and operation of care homes.
The debate will focus on the below points of discussion:
Digital adoption and driving qualitative care – with the health and social care system on high alert for signs of a second wave, how can technology be harnessed by operators, regulators and technology experts alike to improve digital adoption, better manage infection control and drive quality across the elderly care sector?
Closer collaboration between providers and regulators – are there opportunities for regulators to collaborate with providers to gain better evidence and a deeper understanding of the care provided?
As with each of the Covid-19 webinars there will be opportunities for attendees to put questions to the panel through the webinar platform as the speakers share their views on how technology will continue to transform the care sector in a post-Covid world.
This webinar series is a unique opportunity for investors, providers and advisors across the social care spectrum to engage with current expert thinking in this difficult time.
Workforce and collaboration: Adapting to the ‘new normal’
The impact of Covid-19 on the UK’s health and social care sector is likely to mean fundamental and long term change to the sector’s workforce. This period of transition will create challenges and short-term pressures, but it should also drive greater collaboration between the public and private sector.
To discuss the changing nature of the sector’s workforce, share the great work that is currently being done, and consider how operators should be reacting, HealthInvestor UK partnered with DAC Beachcroft to host a webinar featuring leading figures from across health and social care.
The debate focuses on the below points of discussion:
Return to work and employee protection – how will independent health and social care grapple with Covid-19 specific risks assessments and mitigate identified risks against a backdrop of changes to working patterns? How will organisations deal with changing working arrangements (which are underpinned by legal obligations and driven by social change) to address Covid-19 risks? Will mandatory testing and vaccinations (if/when available) be the solution and what are the legal issues with requiring these (and managing associated data flows)? Will equity in regards to accessing PPE result in variances to remuneration based on exposure risk?
New workforce models and restructuring – how will independent health and social care align workforce structure with a changed demand for services? Will we see an increase in NHS work for private providers and will there be an extension of care pathways in to independent social care? Will increased and steady flows of work challenge the traditional model of engaging doctors through PPs? What will increased collaboration with other providers mean? Is that a model for future care pathways? What are the implications for future investment in the sector? Are the changes we will see make independent health and social care more or less attractive to investors and could it lead to further consolidation within the sector?
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Back to the future: Redefining ‘quality’ in a post-Covid care sector
Replacing ageing stock with new ‘fit for purpose’ homes is a key challenge for the elderly care sector and one that pre-dates the Covid-19 pandemic. Rising land prices, the cost of construction and prohibitive planning policies have all contributed to an environment where not enough new homes are built and older stock stubbornly holds on to its market position – despite a lack of suitable room sizes and amenities.
As we enter the ‘new normal’, the care sector is once again under scrutiny but it also has an opportunity to change the way it is perceived – and funded – by making a strong case for what ‘best in class’ looks like. To help define these terms, and to debate how the market can drive innovation and investment, HealthInvestor UK is partnered with Clydesdale & Yorkshire Bank to bring together this panel of market experts.
On Target: Kenneth MacKenzie discusses how Covid-19 has impacted social care real estate investment…
HealthInvestor UK’s Covid-19 Webinar Series continued with an interview with the chief executive of Target Healthcare REIT, Kenneth MacKenzie.
Target Healthcare REIT is one of the most established investment vehicles active in the care sector, with over 70 residential care properties operated in partnership with 27 different operators across the UK.
In an interview with Investor Publishing managing director Vernon Baxter, Kenneth shared the perspective of the landlord on the Covid-19 crisis and provided insights on the long-term implications of the pandemic for the care sector.
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Road to recovery? What happens next for elderly care…
HealthInvestor UK’s Covid-19 Webinar Series continuesd with an interview with Avnish Goyal, the chairman of Hallmark Care, chief executive of Savista Developments, chair of Care England and the founder of the Care Sector Ball.
As one of the most active figures in the care sector, Avnish has many jobs and even more insights into how the elderly care system is responding to this crisis. In an interview with Investor Publishing managing director Vernon Baxter, Avnish shared his thoughts on what comes next for the social care sector over the next 12 to 18 months.
As social distancing measures begin to be relaxed there are a number of serious considerations for everyone involved in the care home market – with big questions facing operators, regulations and politicians alike.
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Restoring confidence: Will the self-funding care market thrive in the wake of Covid-19?
HealthInvestor UK’s editor Rob Munro was joined by Tom Hartley of care sector analysts Carterwood to discuss the future of the self-pay care home sector.
The lack of availability of testing and PPE combined with high death rates has had a devastating effect on public perception of the care sector and, despite heroic efforts by operators and investors, it will take considerable time before confidence is restored.
In the light of these sobering facts, what does the future hold for the self-pay market? Has the Covid-19 pandemic permanently damaged its reputation or will higher-end care homes become more popular as they offer greater protection from infection while the threat from Covid-19 lingers?
Tom answers these and other questions based on the results of Carterwood’s latest research into the self-pay market.
Notes on a scandal: Understanding the long-term impact of Covid-19 on elderly care
HealthInvestor UK’s Covid-19 Webinar Series continued with an interview with the chairman of Renaissance Care – and original founder of Four Seasons Health Care – Robert Kilgour.
As further details emerge on how the government and the health service has interacted with the elderly care system during the Covid-19 crisis, it is clear that the past three months will have lasting implications for the sector.
Robert Kilgour has been an outspoken voice throughout the crisis and joined Investor Publishing’s managing director, Vernon Baxter, to share his thoughts on the ramifications of this extraordinary period – both politically and practically.
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Covid-19: What have the private and public sectors learnt about working together?
In our latest webinar, HealthInvestor UK’s editor Rob Munro was joined by Catherine Davies, managing partner of Monticle and Gabrielle Silver, chief executive of CHS Healthcare.
Traditionally the relationship between public and private sectors in healthcare has been less than perfect but the tragic events of the Covid-19 pandemic have seen the two sides come together and work in new and innovative ways.
From providing extra bed capacity to re-purposing production lines to manufacture ventilators and PPE, to developing and deploying cutting edge medical technology, businesses and entrepreneurs have demonstrated their ability to support health and social care providers across the sector. But will this lead to a permanent shift in how we view the role of business and investors in the delivery of publicly funded services or will the old ideological battle lines be redrawn in the post-Covid world?
Village spirit: Housing-with-care’s response to Covid-19
HealthInvestor UK’s Covid-19 Webinar Series continued with a live panel session focusing on how the ‘housing-with-care’ sector is coping with the challenges presented by the continuing battle against the pandemic.
Investor Publishing’s managing director, Vernon Baxter, was joined by executives from three of the leading operators in the retirement villages sector – Nick Sanderson, chief executive of Audley Group; Tom Lord, chief operating officer at Inspired Villages; Howard Nankivell, chief executive of Rangeford Villages.
The live video panel will focused on how housing-with-care has responded to the unique challenges of Covid-19 – it also considered how a pandemic of this nature will impact the sector in the mid- to long-term and discussed how the economics of Covid-19 will change the investment landscape.
Covid-19: The impact on health investment in the UK
On Tuesday 28 April, HealthInvestor UK’s webinar was a discussion over the the impact the Covid-19 pandemic is having on the UK’s health investment community.
Garret Turley, partner at August Equity joined Rob Munro, editor of HealthInvestor UK in exploring how the lockdown is hampering deal-making and the likely challenges that lie ahead in the medium- and long-term.
Covid-19 in care homes – Latest intelligence from the frontline
HealthInvestor UK’s weekly webinar featured a live interview and data session with one of the UK social care sector’s leading experts.
Vernon Baxter, managing director of Investor Publishing, interviewed Knight Frank’s head of healthcare – Julian Evans – to examine how the care home sector has reacted to the Covid-19 crisis, featuring data on how the system is coping and how the private sector’s response is supporting the health service’s battle to combat the virus.
In the past week, media attention has turned to the specific problems Covid-19 presents to the care home sector – from the relative scarcity of PPE equipment to the lack of testing and the increased fatality rate for those above 80 years in age.
In this session, Evans shares observations and intelligence derived from Knight Frank’s market access and the management data of its client-base across the UK and from other global markets.
View the recorded webinar here
Covid-19 – Can technology help us win?
On Tuesday 14 April, HealthInvestor UK’s webinar was a discussion on the role technology can play in the fight against Covid-19.
Kayleigh Hartigan, chief commercial officer at Zava and Mindy Daeschner of Daeschner Consulting joined Rob Munro, editor of HealthInvestor UK in exploring the impact that tele-conferencing, remote consultation and AI-powered diagnostic tools are having as clinicians work to overcome the challenges presented by the global coronavirus pandemic.
This was a unique opportunity for all stakeholders in the health and social care sectors to gain insight into experts’ views on this vital clinical component during these unprecedented times.
Care and Covid-19: Is the sector up to the challenge?
HealthInvestor UK’s Covid-19 Webinar Series kicked off with a live event featuring Professor Martin Green, chief executive of Care England in conversation with Rob Munro, editor, HealthInvestor UK.
Covid-19 and higher education: How universities and pathway providers are navigating disruption
EducationInvestor Global’s webinar series continued with a live panel discussion featuring Sir Anthony Seldon, vice-chancellor of the University of Buckingham; James Pitman, managing director, UK and Europe at Study Group; Julie Mercer, partner at Cairneagle Associates; and Glynne Stanfield, partner at Eversheds Sutherland. The conversation was moderated by EducationInvestor Global editor Josh O’Neill.
Collectively, these market experts discussed the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the higher education sector, exploring the ways in which universities have orchestrated swift transitions to online provision. Panellists also considered diversification strategies and reflected on what the future operating environment may look like, at a time when travel bans have thrown the academic lives of international students, and the pathways sector, into a state of flux.
NMT Discussions: How the Covid-19 response has unfolded so far
K12 and Covid-19: Are schools coping with the online transition?
On Thursday 9 April at 11am, EducationInvestor Global’s new webinar series will launch with a one-on-one interview with Jamie Beaton, co-founder and chief executive of Crimson Education, moderated by Josh O’Neill, editor of EducationInvestor Global.
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