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CMA launches new probe into private healthcare market

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched a fresh investigation into suspected ‘anti-competitive arrangements’ in the private healthcare market, five years after publishing...
NHSE to strengthen patient choice

Independent providers concerned by moves to repatriate patients to the NHS

The Independent Healthcare Providers Network (IHPN) has raised concerns over the future of patient choice after it emerged that Brighton and Hove CCG is...

Healthcode and Patient Zone launch e-billing pilot

Healthcare technology specialist Healthcode has partnered with online platform Patient Zone to launch a new e-billing service.  The two companies have embarked on a short...

Pharmacy chain enters screening market

Pharmacy chain Pillbox Chemists is entering the health screening market with plans to roll out wellness checks to ten of its sites. The company, which...
David Hare looks at the NHS Long Term Plan

IHPN calls for new safety body to cover privately funded care

The Independent Healthcare Providers Network (IHPN) has written to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock calling for the proposed...

Babylon launches new COVID-19 Care Assistant

Virtual GP provider Babylon Health has launched its new COVID-19 Care Assistant to help meet growing Coronavirus demands. COVID-19 Care Assistant allows patients to...

Mayo Clinic in London offers comprehensive Covid-19 testing

London’s Mayo Clinic Healthcare has teamed up with Mayo Clinic Laboratories in the US to offer antibody testing for Covid-19. The serology test can be...

Circle acquisition given go-ahead as it agrees to divest flagship Bath and Birmingham hospitals

Circle’s acquisition of BMI Healthcare has been approved by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) after the enlarged hospital group agreed to divest its...

HCA invests £50m in two new cancer centres

HCA Healthcare UK has opened two new cancer centres in central London to meet growing demand from private patients. The US-owned company has invested £50m...

Aviva launches mental health service for big companies

Aviva is launching a mental health service for employees belonging to large corporate clients, offering quick and specialised support for mental health conditions. The service,...