Saturday, February 16, 2019

Aviva expands virtual GP offer

Aviva has broadened its virtual GP service to extend access to SME and individual customers. The health...

CQC appoints new chief inspector

Dr Rosie Benneyworth (pictured) has been appointed chief inspector of primary medical services and integrated care at the Care Quality Commission (CQC),...

Priory faces significant fine over patient’s death

The Priory Group has pleaded guilty to health and safety charges following the death of a vulnerable young patient in its care...

Embarrassment prompting millions to delay checking cancer symptoms

Millions of people put off getting cancer symptoms checked for more than two months because they are embarrassed, according to research by...

Some private SARCs failing young victims, says BBC investigation

Young victims of sexual assault may not be being forensically examined quickly enough in privately-run sexual assault referral clinics (SARCs), a BBC...

Patients to be offered ‘wide choice’ of treatment options, says NHSE

NHS England (NHSE) will give patients a ‘wide choice of options’ for elective treatment in a bid to get them faster care. ...

Health plan to save half a million lives, says NHS England

NHS England (NHSE) has pledged to ‘save almost half a million more lives’ with the release of its ten-year plan.

Bupa diverts customers away from IOW hospital 

Bupa has stopped recommending that its patients receive private treatment at St Mary’s Hospital on the Isle of Wight after the trust...

IHPN and ADG agree closer working relationship

The Independent Healthcare Providers Network (IHPN) and the Association of Dental Groups (ADG) have strengthened their ties after agreeing a new ‘memorandum...

DHSC launches new procurement for GP IT systems

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has launched a new procurement process in a bid to create a more competitive...