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Ruth Smith promoted to chief executive officer of Active Care Group

The Montreux Healthcare Fund has promoted Ruth Smith to chief executive officer of Active Care Group - provider of rehabilitation and complex care services...

Regulation in mental health hospitals

Confidence in the independent mental health sector was rocked following the Winterbourne View and Whorlton Hall scandals but regulators, commissioners and governments also have...

PMI demand yet to recover from 2008 downturn as UK heads into recession

The market for private medical insurance demonstrated very low growth in 2018, continuing the static trend seen since 2015 as hikes in insurance premium...

NHS will need independent sector capacity to sustain elective surgery, MPs told

The president of the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) today told MPs that it could take years for routine NHS surgery to return to...
Nuffield Health partners with Leicester Real World Evidence Unit

Nuffield temporarily cuts staff hours and pay to avoid redundancies

Nuffield Health has said it plans to ‘continually review’ a decision to implement reduced working hours and salaries for its staff in the wake...

Doctor Care Anywhere appoints new COO

Online primary care provider Doctor Care Anywhere has appointed Ben Kent as chief operating officer. Kent, who will focus on developing the company’s strategy and...

MPS warns of ‘tsunami’ of claims without action to tackle waiting list backlog

The Medical Protection Society (MPS) has joined calls for the government to take urgent action to clear the backlog of patients awaiting treatment as...

Virtual consultations: the ‘new normal’

As the world strives to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, virtual consultations have become the norm in the NHS but will they be retained as...

NHS Confederation pushes for long term extension of private sector contracts

The block purchase of private sector capacity by the NHS should remain in place until next April to help manage the growing backlog of...

Data breach caused by software issue says Babylon

Babylon Health said today that a data breach which enabled a user of its app to view other patients’ consultations was the result of...