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Young people advised to go private as CAMHS eligibility tightens

GPs are advising parents of young people with mental health problems to seek private treatment as increasing numbers of referrals are rejected by CAMHS. A...

Not-for-profit partnership secures East London UTC contract

A not-for-profit partnership comprising GPs, health professionals and patient representatives has secured a five-year contract to operate four urgent treatment centres (UTCs) across East...

St Andrew’s Healthcare ordered to improve governance systems

Mental health hospital provider St Andrew’s Healthcare (STAH) has been ordered to make far-reaching improvements to its governance and systems and processes following a...

Exclusive: BHSF launches ‘game-changing’ EAP product

Cash plan and occupational health service provider BHSF has announced plans to replace its employee assistance programme (EAP) with a comprehensive health and advice...

VitalityHealth partners digital physiotherapy firm

Health insurer VitalityHealth has partnered with virtual physiotherapy provider Ascenti to offer its members access to a digital musculoskeletal (MSK) physiotherapy service. Under the deal,...

First PROMS data for privately funded patients published by PHIN

The Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) has published the first available data on patient reported health outcomes for privately-funded patients treated in UK independent...

AXA PPP expands partnership with Doctor Care Anywhere

AXA PPP healthcare is expanding its primary care partnership with digital healthcare provider Doctor Care Anywhere to include onward referral claims pre-authorisation. The insurer signed its...

Pharmacy chain enters screening market

Pharmacy chain Pillbox Chemists is entering the health screening market with plans to roll out wellness checks to ten of its sites. The company, which...

New radiotherapy treatment dramatically cuts treatment times

A new radiotherapy treatment which dramatically cuts treatment times for cancer patients has been launched at GenesisCare UK’s treatment centre in Oxford. The MRIdian combines...

United Medical Enterprises Group to open first cardiovascular centre in Harley Street

United Medical Enterprises Group (UME) plans to open a new cardiovascular centre in Harley Street for the treatment and management of cardiovascular conditions.  The cardiovascular...