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Taskforce will develop proposals to maximise use of independent sector capacity

The independent sector is set to play a bigger role in reducing NHS waits under plans to accelerate elective recovery announced by Health Minister...

Independent providers anticipate continued growth in private patient market

Independent healthcare providers are anticipating strong growth across the sector despite the volatile economic environment, according to a new survey carried out by the...

Bupa launches specialist centre for prostate cancer

Bupa UK Insurance and Bupa-owned Cromwell Hospital in London have launched a specialist centre for prostate cancer designed to provide fast access to diagnosis...

Hospitals should encourage consultants to become expert witnesses, says MPS

Private healthcare providers should encourage consultants to engage in expert witness training, according to the Medical Protection Society (MPS). The medical defence organisation said expert...

Midlands-based practice management business launches self-pay platform

Midlands-based clinician partnership and practice management business Medmin is launching a self-pay offer aimed at providing fast access to treatment for 50 common conditions...

SELDOC corporate health spin-off launches

Verve Healthcare, a corporate health and wellbeing business focused on mental health, MSK and primary care, has launched in the UK. The company, which is...

Spending on private dentistry likely to drive market growth over next three years

The value of the UK ‘High Street’ dentistry market shrunk to £8.3bn in 2020/21 as it was impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to...

Chancellor signals bigger role for patient choice

Jeremy Hunt has signalled a bigger role for patient choice in the government’s attempts to drive down NHS waits and tackle the elective backlog. In...

Hill Dickinson and health science network launch sustainability support programme

Health and life sciences law firm Hill Dickinson and Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) have joined forces to launch a series...

Lack of clarity around funding constraining use of independent sector for NHS electives

Complex funding mechanisms and ongoing uncertainty over future allocations are hampering plans to channel more NHS elective activity into the independent sector. NHS England (NHSE)...