Nuffield Gets Behind MedicaBy Medica, PRNE
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
LONDON, May 25, 2011 -
Nuffield Health, a leading UK health provider, has taken a controlling
interest in Medica Reporting Ltd ('Medica'), the market leader providing
teleradiology services to the NHS.
KP Doyle, Nuffield's CFO and non-executive Chair of Medica said: "Like
Nuffield, Medica's leading market position has been established through its
dedication to quality and excellent client service. By taking control of the
business Nuffield is looking to build on these qualities and to drive growth
through further investment in new product lines, potential consolidation and
better links to the private healthcare sector.
"To achieve this, we feel it's important that Medica retains its
entrepreneurial culture and I see Nuffield acting more as a partner than an
Following the change in shareholding, founder Simon Rasalingham, has
stepped down from the day-to-day running of the business. Co-founder, Bob
Harper will take the business forward as Chief Executive.
"With Nuffield fully behind us, I am confident that our people, products
and services will act as a springboard to grow both Medica and the sector in
which we operate," said Mr Harper: "A company our size, with our team
approach, is perfectly positioned to take advantage of all the changes in the
NHS and healthcare in general."
Paul Hobson, latterly Chief Executive of Euromedic and a qualified
radiographer, and now a Regional Director of Nuffield's hospitals business,
joins KP on Medica's board as a non-executive director.
Medica will be exhibiting at UKRC, the industry's leading conference at
the Manchester Central Convention Centre from June 7 - 9, 2011.
Notes for Editors
Medica, part of Nuffield Health, is an GBP8 million business. It partners
more than 80 customers, most of them NHS Trusts, across the country, has 35
full-time support staff, and operates the largest remote radiology reporting
network in the UK.
Its objective is to provide high value radiology reporting services that
are demonstrably of at least the same high clinical standard as those
produced by radiologists working in the nation's hospitals.
Its 80 radiologists - all UK-based and UK-trained FRCR consultant
radiologists - report on patient scans derived from X-Ray, MRI, CT,
Ultrasound and other medical technologies.
Each consultant is equipped at home with a state-of-the-art PACS (Picture
Archiving and Communications System) workstation. Connecting directly into
the secure RIS (Radiology Information System) at the hospital where the
patient was scanned, consultants provide both verbal and detailed written
reports on the scans they have received. These essential reports enable
doctors at the hospital to determine the best course of treatment for their
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