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Rutherford Health signs NHS framework agreement

Rutherford Health plc has entered into a framework agreement with NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) for the provision of cancer services. Under the deal,...

Patients will need reassurance on Covid-19 management as they return to private healthcare

Private healthcare providers will need to communicate detailed information to patients about how they are mitigating the clinical risks from Covid-19 as they begin...

Self pay: A personal journey

Independent consultant Richard Gregory examines how healthcare providers can tell whether they are on-point in meeting the expectations of self-pay patients After covering customer expectation...

Mental health providers face surge of claims from Covid-19 pandemic

Independent mental health providers risk potential claims from staff and families for regulation breaches while they are distracted by the challenges of the Covid-19...

Private hospitals can resume some electives as Covid-19 surge eases

Independent hospitals have been given the go-ahead to resume some private and elective surgery after NHS England (NHSE) triggered a ‘de-escalation’ clause in the...

Third trust signs deal with Babylon for A&E triage tool

Babylon Health has signed a 12-month contract with Royal Berkshire NHS foundation trust (RBFT) for the provision of its online A&E triage tool –...

Huntercombe Group appoints new CEO

The Huntercome Group (THG) has appointed Dr Sylvia Tang as chief executive. Tang, who is due to take over from Valerie Michie on 1 June,...

PHIN postpones publication of new data measures

The Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) has postponed the publication of hospital and consultant measures for the latest quarter due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The...
Fee rises boost MPS Care turnover

NHS debt: a complete write-off

As the Covid-19 pandemic was reaching its peak, the government declared it was writing-off over £13bn of NHS debt. Coming during the greatest public...

BDA takes legal advice after insurers refuse business interrution claims

The British Dental Association (BDA) is taking legal advice on behalf of its members after insurers refused claims from dentists for business interruption during...