Sunday, February 17, 2019

Sir Bruce Keogh to lead on new consultant oversight framework in independent hospitals

Sir Bruce Keogh will lead the creation of a new framework on how consultants are overseen in independent hospitals, the Independent Healthcare Providers Network...

IVF costs more than most patients anticipate

The total cost of IVF treatment in the private sector is more than most patients anticipate, according to research published by the Human Fertilisation...

Buyer sought for Baddow

Baddow Hospital in Essex has been put up for sale following the appointment of administrators at the end of November. Work at the hospital has...

PHIN calls for improvements to data quality

The Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) has said it is making progress on collecting data on consultants working in private practice but that improvements...

Online GP service plans expansion after securing new funding

Online primary care platform The GP Service has announced plans to expand its offering after receiving a £1m funding package from Maven Capital Partners...

Bupa sees fall in health checks over Christmas

Employees with health cover may be neglecting health concerns over the Christmas period, according to data from Bupa UK. The health insurer said it had...

Eating disorder provider to launch in London in new year

A day clinic for patients with eating disorders is launching in Marylebone in central London in January. Provider Orri - which is being backed by...

NHS waits and restrictions driving out-of-pocket spending

Rising waiting lists and reduced access to NHS services are driving continued strong demand for self-pay treatment in the independent hospital sector, new research...

Health Secretary bans fax machines in NHS

Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock has banned the NHS from buying fax machines beyond 2020 as part of a clampdown on the...

Elysium Healthcare fined £500,000 over patient death

Elysium Healthcare has been fined £500,000 following the death of a patient who leapt out of an unsecured minibus door while the vehicle was...