Swindon-headquartered Confidence Health Team has announced the completion of the incorporation of the Visioncall business into OutsideClinic , the particular UK’s largest and fastest growing provider of domiciliary eye and hearing care.
The healthcare investment group acquired Visioncall, which provides eye care services to treatment homes, in September 2021 through its subsidiary OutsideClinic – also headquartered in Swindon – plus subsequently followed this with the acquisition of domiciliary vision care supplier, Care Opticians, in January 2022.
The integration means that, from today, the Visioncall brand is being retired, along with OutsideClinic now serving patients living at home, in sheltered or assisted living accommodation, or resident within care and nursing homes.
This is the next step in Optimism Health Group’s plan to develop a powerhouse brand focussing specifically on the rapidly growing market for the provision of healthcare products and clinical solutions to older people.
The enlarged business has over 450 colleagues, with OutsideClinic aiming to grow by a further 20% over the next 18 months as it looks in order to help record numbers of patients in its mission to ensure everyone who needs it has access to high quality eye and hearing treatment.
To help plug the particular optometrist gap in the sector, the company recently launched a joint venture partnership model, further strengthening the already broad range of career opportunities it’s able to offer.
The partnerships provide ambitious, committed plus patient-centred optometrists with an opportunity to combine a rewarding career where they deliver genuinely life-changing care, with all the benefits that come with owning their own company – with guaranteed client acquisition, comprehensive marketing support and ongoing company development all included in the package.
Commenting on the successful integration, Henry Pitman, chairman associated with Optimism Health Group, said: “The more we collaborated with our Visioncall friends, the more we were struck by the common purpose all of us shared.
“Bringing everything under the respected OutsideClinic name enables us to present a consistent face to the world, delivering further benefits to our individuals, clients plus staff, and driving our ambitious plans to scale the business.
“Our objective to make sure those most within need of eye plus hearing care aren’t left behind is supported by significant and ongoing investment in our own capabilities, along with the company recently investing £1m in a new lens manufacturing facility in Glasgow.
“Alongside this, we’re continuing to invest significantly in our company support infrastructure across scheduling, HR plus marketing, while also ensuring that the talented team has access to the very latest testing equipment and digital report keeping systems. ”