LONDON, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
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 overbearing parent."
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 patients.
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