Company announces appointment of new business development director
Octopus Healthcare has announced the appointment of Edward Clough as business development director, with a focus on primary care.
The appointment will help to ensure the MedicX Fund, a specialist primary healthcare infrastructure fund investing in modern purpose-built properties in the UK and Ireland, reaches £1billion of investment within the next three years.
Octopus Healthcare helps GPs, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), and healthcare operators gain access to investment, such as the MedicX Fund, to deliver new buildings and improve access to healthcare services for their local communities.
Previously with international law firm, Allen and Overy; Clough’s new role is to identify primary care development opportunities through engagement with GPs, CCGs and NHS England.
This will also involve engaging with all areas of the NHS – including NHS Property Services and trusts – to explore investment or development opportunities.
Octopus Healthcare has extensive experience working with the NHS to facilitate the development of new modern premises, either directly through JV structures, or indirectly using strategic estates partnerships (SEPs).
Clough will develop these partnerships further with the goal of ensuring healthcare premises are fit for purpose and meet the demands of both patients and clinicians.
On his appointment, Clough said: “I am delighted to join the Octopus Healthcare team and look forward to identifying many exciting opportunities for primary care providers, helping to ensure that patients and GPs have the best facilities possible in their local communities.”
Tim Meggitt, director at Octopus Healthcare, added: “Edward’s appointment demonstrates our commitment to pro-actively facilitating improvements in primary care provision, ensuring that GPs have modern, state-of-the-art premises to deliver healthcare services.
“The MedicX Fund is a leading investor in modern, purpose-built primary care premises, providing communities with access to a range of healthcare services in their local areas and enabling primary care providers to meet increased demand from patients.”