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Priory offers rTMS from Harley Street site

Priory Healthcare has invested £100,000 in new equipment to provide Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) at its Harley Street Wellbeing Centre. The non-invasive therapy uses...
Mental health service rated ‘inadequate’ by CQC

Mental health service rated ‘inadequate’ by CQC

Mental health hospital Meadow Lodge in Chudleigh, Devon, has been rated as ‘inadequate’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Inspectors visited the service in February...

Mental health hospital for adolescents placed into special measures

St Andrew’s Healthcare Adolescent Service in Northamptonshire has been placed into special measures following an inspection, which rated it as ‘inadequate’. Inspectors, who visited the...

IHPN seeks feedback on Medical Practitioners Assurance Framework

The Independent Healthcare Providers Network (IHPN) is asking independent providers for feedback on its forthcoming Medical Practitioners Assurance Framework (MPAF), due for launch at...
David Hare looks at the NHS Long Term Plan

‘Integrated care will only work for patients if all services are integrated,’ says IHPN...

David Hare, chief executive officer of the Independent Healthcare Providers Network (IHPN), has written a letter to all sustainability and transformation partnerships (STP) and...

AXA PPP partners with mental health software provider

Health insurer AXA PPP healthcare has entered into an exclusive distribution deal with Thrive Therapeutic Software to offer its mental health app to large...

NHS performance against waiting times targets continues to slide

The proportion of NHS patients treated within the 18-week target for planned care fell by almost three percentage points between November 2018 and November...

St Andrew’s announces plans to scale back CAMHS provision

St Andrew’s Healthcare (STAH) today announced plans to dramatically scale back its child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) concerns raised by the CQC. The...

Bupa pledges to pass back savings made during Covid-19 outbreak to customers

Bupa has pledged a rebate for its UK insurance customers from any financial benefit it derives from reduced hospital activity during the Covid-19 outbreak. Last...

Mental health providers face surge of claims from Covid-19 pandemic

Independent mental health providers risk potential claims from staff and families for regulation breaches while they are distracted by the challenges of the Covid-19...