Wednesday, April 24, 2019
NHSE to strengthen patient choice

Choice agenda still stalling after more than a decade

There has been no improvement in public awareness of ‘patient choice’ in more than a decade, despite the legal right to a choice of...

Exclusive: Harley Street Medical Centre announces major expansion

The Harley Street Medical Centre has announced plans for major expansion across central London. The company, which is part of global healthcare brand UME Group,...

HarleyStreet.com launches online consultation service

A new service enabling patients to book online consultations and second opinions with specialists has been launched by LaingBuisson on HarleyStreet.com in partnership with...
Raphael hospital told to make improvements by CQC

Raphael hospital told to make improvements by CQC

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated The Raphael Hospital in Kent as ‘requires improvement’ following an inspection. Inspectors visited the neurorehabilitation centre in...
David Hare looks at the NHS Long Term Plan

IHPN chief executive calls for clear plan from NHS England

The latest performance figures from NHS England (NHSE) represent a ‘worrying decline’ in access to NHS care, the chief executive of the Independent Healthcare...
Mental health hospital placed into special measures by CQC

Mental health hospital placed into special measures by CQC

A mental health hospital run by the Danshell Group has been placed under special measures by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) after receiving an...
Elysium Healthcare opens specialist inpatient service

Elysium Healthcare opens specialist inpatient service

Elysium Healthcare has opened Ash Ward, a specialist inpatient service for older men with complex health needs. The ward at Gateway Recovery Centre in Widnes,...
HCA launches new CAR T-Cell therapy

HCA launches new CAR T-Cell therapy

HCA Healthcare UK has launched a new blood cancer treatment, Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell therapy (CAR T-Cell therapy). This new treatment will be available...

Independent sector must have greater regulatory alignment with NHS say surgeons

Independent hospitals must collect equivalent patient safety data to the NHS and be allowed to participate in national clinical reporting systems to guard against...
New Victoria Hospital completes redevelopment

New Victoria Hospital completes redevelopment

New Victoria Hospital in Kingston upon Thames has opened its new reception and outpatient suite, marking completion of a £30m redevelopment programme. The new entrance...