PHIN – moving between phases

Anna Cole-Bailey, spoke to PHIN chief executive Matt James about the organisation’s progress so far; a mood change in the private sector and the challenges of developing meaningful data for patients The Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) is currently gearing up to publish clinical outcomes…...

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Clearing the mist on cataract surgery

With demand for cataract surgery on the rise, it is little wonder that some CCGs are looking to restrict access by introducing ‘visual acuity’ thresholds but should they be focusing their sights on independent provision instead? asks Ann McGauran Independent providers already deliver a proportion…...

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Unlocking the potential of In Vitro Diagnostics

In Vitro Diagnostics is gaining the attention of pharma companies and health systems across the globe as new technology paves the way for early diagnosis of serious illness and precision drug therapy explains British In Vitro Diagnostics Association chief executive Doris-Ann Williams MBE What are…...

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Alternative funding for imaging equipment

As the NHS continues to raid capital budgets to continue delivering essential services, it is not just buildings but vital equipment that is falling into disrepair. Ann McGauran looks at how the NHS can balance the increasing demand for new and better imaging equipment with…...

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Safety dominates debate at Private Healthcare Summit

Key stakeholders from across independent healthcare gathered in London this week for the Private Healthcare Summit, which was set against a backdrop of increased scrutiny for the sector following the Paterson Inquiry, the CQC’s report on the state of care in the sector and Jeremy…...

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Practice purchases and negligence – can the risk be alleviated?

Hazel Philips, specialist healthcare lawyer at law firm Royds Withy King, looks at the actions corporate dentistry groups can take to mitigate risk when buying new dental practices Recent years have seen significant change in the operators within the dental market. Generally speaking, the market is…...

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