Healthcare firms targeted with title launch

A fresh conduit for healthcare PROs seeking to boost clients’ profiles across government, the NHS and investors has launched.

The first issue of HealthInvestor magazine was published last week and is billed as the UK’s only comprehensive share index of companies operating in the UK healthcare market. The title focuses on major transactions involving healthcare firms.

‘With spending on the NHS expected to reach more than £65bn in the current financial year and rising to more than £109bn by 2008, it is not surprising that the industry is attracting the attentions of many investors,’ said HealthInvestor publisher Harry Hyman.

The share index tracks the share prices of 50 UK firms traded on the London Stock Exchange, AIM and OFEX.

HealthInvestor – online at www.healthinvestor.co.uk – will be published ten times a year and sent to 10,000 decision-makers.

Its launch issue carries a front-page story on BT and Accenture winning £3.7bn NHS electronic records contracts.

Tim Kelsey, CEO of healthcare guide publisher Dr Foster, said: ‘This will provide a platform for entrepreneurial businesses to raise their profiles.’

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