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Near-term challenges but dentistry could emerge stronger from Covid-19 pandemic

The UK dental market will emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic in a stronger position as the crisis accelerates consumerisation and digitalisation across the sector,...

Medical Solutions continues expansion

Remote GP service provider Medical Solutions has continued its expansion after announcing a new partnership with income protection provider PG Mutual. Under the deal, it...

Elysium opens neurological service

Elysium Neurological, part of Elysium Healthcare, has opened a specialised neurobehavioural rehabilitation service for adults in Swindon. The purpose-built Avalon Centre will provide a local...

Government urged to use independent sector capacity to tackle cancer backlog

The chief medical officer of cancer treatment specialist Rutherford Health has called on the government to make full use of independent sector capacity after...

Independent hospitals in talks with NHSE over block contract extension

Independent hospital providers are in talks with NHS England (NHSE) over the continued ‘block booking’ of capacity as the health service eases out of...

MDU ‘surprised’ by number of complaints during Covid-19 pandemic

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) is calling on the public to consider the additional pressure complaints about NHS Covid-19 care will put on services...

AMII chair renews call for zero-rated IPT

Insurance premium tax (IPT) should be zero-rated to reduce strain on the NHS as the country eases out of lockdown, according to the chairman...

Private providers told to cease Covid-19 antibody testing

Retailers and healthcare providers have been told to cease provision of home antibody tests for Covid-19 until their use has been 'properly validated'. Public Health England...

Waiting lists could hit 10 million by the end of this year, warns IHPN

The number of people waiting for NHS funded elective surgery could hit 10 million by the end of this year as the Covid-19 pandemic...

Mental health providers face surge of claims from Covid-19 pandemic

Independent mental health providers risk potential claims from staff and families for regulation breaches while they are distracted by the challenges of the Covid-19...