Tuesday, January 21, 2020
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Virgin Care terminates chunk of contract with CCG

Private healthcare operator Virgin Care has terminated parts of its prime contract, called ‘Improving Lives’, with East Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (ESCCG) in the...

Montreux Healthcare acquires staffing agency

Care investor Montreux Healthcare Fund has bought Chester Healthcare Limited (CHL), a healthcare staffing business, for an undisclosed sum. CHL operates in the North West...

Spire appoints group clinical director   

Spire Healthcare has promoted Alison Dickinson (pictured) to the position of group clinical director. Dickinson, previously chief nursing officer at Spire, will be overseeing quality...

Independent sector must have greater regulatory alignment with NHS say surgeons

Independent hospitals must collect equivalent patient safety data to the NHS and be allowed to participate in national clinical reporting systems to guard against...

CCGs restricting access to common elective procedures

Fresh evidence has emerged that CCGs are restricting access to some of the most common elective procedures in a bid to cut costs. Research from...

PHIN calls for better price transparency as it launches comparison tool for patients

The Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) today called on the independent healthcare sector to work together to improve price transparency as it launched a...

Babylon launches GP at Hand in Birmingham

Babylon Health has launched its virtual GP service, GP at Hand, in Birmingham as part of its national expansion. This news follows NHS England blocking...

BMI Albyn Hospital introduces robotic-arm assisted surgery

BMI Albyn Hospital in Aberdeen has introduced robotic-arm assisted joint replacement surgery. The Stryker Mako system offers patients across Scotland an alternative to traditional methods...

Independent sector to contribute data to national clinical audit pilot

The Independent Healthcare Providers Network (IHPN) and the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) have joined forces to launch a new pilot to enable procedures carried...

London Bridge Hospital launches robotic assisted spinal surgery

London Bridge Hospital, part of HCA Healthcare UK, is introducing the ExcelsiusGPS Robotic Navigation System to patients who need spinal surgery. London Bridge will be...