Better regulation by invitation only?

In its current state, the regulatory landscape of the non-surgical cosmetics industry is likely to confuse healthcare consumers, many of whom will soon be...

Sizing up the opportunities

The growth of new, large-scale GP practices has been attracting interest from corporate players and investors but as GP federations subsume greater volumes of...
Cygnet Health Care CEO Dr Tony Romero talks to HM

Making community care a reality

NHS mental health services received a boost in the October Budget but after years of austerity and underfunding, there are many metaphorical mouths to...
IDF CEO Sue Smith looks at what 2019 has in store for medical practice

The right cover for doctors

Indemnity and insurance can be a minefield for doctors embarking on private practice as IDF CEO Sue Smith explains All practicing doctors are required by...

A model for patient-centred care

Catherine Zeliotis, senior associate and healthcare leader at global architectural practice Stantec, discusses how design of the Taussig Cancer Center at Cleveland Clinic in...

Cosmetic treatments – a new generation

New research from LaingBuisson suggests that demand for cosmetic surgery has softened since the global economic crisis and PIP scandal but non-surgical treatments are...

Opportunities in oncology

IDF CEO Sue Smith, along with President John O’Connor and Professor John Crown, discuss the impact of new cancer treatments There is never a good...

Paying your way

As NHS work declines, major hospital operators are increasingly looking to take advantage of the uplift in self-pay by offering easy payment options. Anna...

Adapt or die

Independent healthcare is facing unprecedented challenges as the fall-out from Paterson and the CQC report continue, the NHS reins in spending and Brexit casts...
NHSE to strengthen patient choice

The paperless referral

From the start of this month, acute providers will no longer be paid for any first outpatient appointment that hasn’t been made electronically.  NHS...