AIHO to close as NHSPN becomes the sector’s voice

The Association of Independent Healthcare Organisations (AIHO) will close on 1 June and the NHS Partners Network (NHSPN) will become the sector’s single representative...

Over-50s delaying treatment

The over-50s are delaying treatment for painful conditions due to concerns over surgery and recovery times, according to research by orthopaedic specialist the Fortius...

Vitality enhances GP app

VitalityHealth has launched a new app-based GP service, which it says provides a full ‘clinic in your pocket’ experience for its members. The enhanced Vitality...

Patients with severe mental illness left waiting for years

Patients with serious mental health problems are waiting up to two years for ‘vital’ treatment, according to the BMA. Freedom of Information requests (FOIs) were...

PHIN names hospitals making progress on outcomes data

The Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) has published information on which providers are making the most progress in the collection and publication of health...

Private memory clinic opens

A private memory assessment clinic for patients wanting to fast-track a dementia diagnosis has opened at St Andrew’s Healthcare in Northampton. The new Memory Assessment...

Gender divide in cosmetic procedures

The number of cosmetic surgery procedures being performed is declining slightly, but a gender divide is becoming ‘clear’ for some treatments, according to the...

CQC consultation on regulating private services

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is asking for stakeholder's views on its plans to evolve its approach to regulating independent healthcare services in England...

Cygnet to open Picasso Ward

Cygnet Health Care is to open a mental health rehabilitation and recovery service for adult female service users at its hospital in Woking. The...

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...