NHS trusts want same business rates as private hospitals

NHS trusts are taking councils to court over business rates, arguing for the same treatment as charitable private hospitals.  Public sector institutions are required to...

Spire Leeds hospital down-rated after CQC uncovers safety issues

Spire Hospital in Leeds has been down-rated from Good to Requires Improvement by the CQC following an unannounced inspection which uncovered leadership, safety and...

The London Clinic to take part in brain cancer treatment trial

The London Clinic is to become the first and only UK hospital to participate in a landmark clinical trial for a new brain cancer...

Vitality partners with Doctify

Health insurer VitalityHealth has partnered with online doctor review and booking platform Doctify. Under the deal, the VitalityHealth members will be able to search for doctors...
NHS competitive tendering worth less than 2% of NHS CCG spending

NHS consultants own shares in private hospitals where they refer patients

More than 500 NHS consultants either own shares or equipment in private hospitals to which they refer patients, revealing a possible conflict of interest...

Cygnet mental health service placed into special measures

Cygnet Hospital Colchester has been rated as ‘inadequate’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and placed into special measures. Inspectors found that the provider’s system...

Mental Health Act Code of Practice not being used as intended

The Mental Health Act (MHA) Code of Practice is not being used as intended due to a lack of awareness and understanding of the...

IHPN chief executive responds to Health Select Committee report

The Health and Social Care Select Committee has welcomed the NHS Long Term Plan proposals to replace existing competition rules but said independent providers...

The Whiteley Clinic launches non-invasive treatment for varicose veins

The Whiteley Clinic has launched a non-invasive treatment for varicose veins. SONOVEIN is a treatment for varicose veins and uses high precision echotherapy to treat...
David Hare looks at the NHS Long Term Plan

Leadership key aspect to improved CQC hospital ratings, report finds

A better approach to leadership has been found to be the most important aspect of improving a hospital’s Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating. In...