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Health boards to share resources in face of challenges | Inverness Courier | News
Stealth mega merger of northern Healthboards, as preveiously reported about "thoughts" to form 4-5 mega trusts/healthboards for scotland. // A regional delivery plan for the north of Scotland will see health authorities in Highland, Grampian, Tayside, Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles form a partnership, members of the Highland board have been told. [...] "With even more challenging times ahead we are absolutely going to need to share our infrastructure across the six health boards in the north."
NHS  Grampian  Scotland  Austerity  merger  rationing  efficiency  health  care  demand  ageing  chronic  sick  population  staff  crisis  medical  advances  demographic  recruitment  hiring  bubble  babyboomers  CVD  Cancer  diabetes  obesity  overweight  mental 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
Scots mental health patients 'wait years for discharge' - BBC News
He said: "The reasons for delayed discharges within adult mental health services can be very unique and complex. For example, it may be necessary to work in partnership with third sector social care providers to specially commission a new building to accommodate a patient and any live-in carers.
"Legal implications linked to complex guardianship applications can also contribute to delays." &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-40812593 &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-40812732 &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-40631929
NHS  Scotland  Grampian  Council  Austerity  STP  merger  mental  health  adult  social  elderly  care 
august 2017 by asterisk2a
Pfizer and AstraZeneca: Deal or no deal | The Economist
IT'S ALL A MATTER OF DEGREE. Degree of vitality, dynamism, plurality & competition further reduced within the pharmaceutical industry in case of a M&A deal. + http://www2.deloitte.com/global/en/pages/mergers-and-acquisitions/articles/growth-through-merger-and-acquisitions.html "M&A deals intended specifically 2 enable growth fail 2 achieve their expressed growth objective." + http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/52090 /// vs. Internal Growth through start-up/entrepreneurial culture within. --->> once you are a public company, your options to facilitate growth are hugely curtailed do to the short-term thinking of money, crony capitalism >> Wall Street. /// http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AstraZeneca#Pfizer_takeover_bid + http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-27391124 + http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-27309851 | BRITISH INTEREST IS & SHOULD BE MARKET PLURALITY. From May 7th. http://bit.ly/QNgGtz - 7 days later http://bit.ly/1k5sGCg | this case; fiduciary responsibility = short-term thinking
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may 2014 by asterisk2a
BofA and Countrywide: Worst. Deal. Ever? - YouTube
BofA + CountryWide
BofA + MerryLynch
Shotgut marriage during the GFC 2007/8

Merrill agreed to a purchase by Bank of America on September 14, 2008, at the height of the 2008 Financial Crisis.[4] It ceased to exist as a separate entity in January 2009.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merrill_Lynch

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Countrywide_Financial
bankofamerica  GFC  merrylllynch  CountrywideFinancial  merger  BofA 
july 2012 by asterisk2a
Cuomo Sues Bank of America as It Settles With S.E.C. - NYTimes.com
Mr. Cuomo made some new claims in a 90-page complaint filed on Thursday. The complaint painted Mr. Price as the central figure in the case. Mr. Cuomo accused Mr. Price of hiding the extent of Merrill’s losses from Bank of America’s own lawyers when seeking advice on whether to update shareholders about the deepening pool of red ink.

One Bank of America executive commented in a note about the losses that read “read and weep,” the complaint says.

Legal experts said that many controversial issues stemming from the financial crisis — rich bonuses for bankers, allegations of government fraud, potential harm to investors — come together in the Merrill-Bank of America case.
kennethlewis  BoA  merrylllynch  SEC  merger  2010  henrypaulson 
february 2010 by asterisk2a

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