Waiting times review must not dilute standards, warn MPs

MPs have warned NHS England (NHSE) not to use its review of waiting times to ‘water down’ standards and make failing targets easier to...

BMI hospital closures continue

BMI Healthcare has closed its Fawkham Manor Hospital in Dartford Kent, citing continued financial viability. The 30-bed hospital is the latest in a series of...

Insurers look to cost savings as inflation rates rise

Health insurers are increasingly turning to cost-saving initiatives such as guided referral routes, prevention and virtual consultations to help keep a lid on rising...

VitalityHealth enhances cancer cover

VitalityHealth has enhanced its cancer cover for existing subscribers and introduced discounted cancer screening for some of the most common forms of the disease. The...

Singapore: Acromec moves into fertility

SGX-listed Acromec, which designs and builds medical and sterile cleanrooms, has entered into a letter of intent for a collaboration to own and operate a...

The London Clinic launches blood cancer therapy treatment

The London Clinic is offering chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T cell) therapy to adults with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, where the patient’s immune cells...

Mental health hospital for adolescents placed into special measures

St Andrew’s Healthcare Adolescent Service in Northamptonshire has been placed into special measures following an inspection, which rated it as ‘inadequate’. Inspectors, who visited the...
Fertility experts urge IVF clinics to share success rates

HFEA renews calls for women to be offered three cycles of IVF

The Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority (HFEA) has renewed calls for NHS commissioners to offer three cycles of IVF to women under 40.  The move...

BMI to close East Sussex hospital

BMI Healthcare has announced it will close its Esperance Hospital in Eastbourne, East Sussex, next month. The 52-bed hospital will cease provision of all surgical...

Advanced Oncotherapy announces positive results from study

Advanced Oncotherapy, the developer of a next-generation proton therapy system for cancer treatment, has announced positive results from its comparative study which further demonstrates...