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The truth is out there

Transparency is the key to ensuring public trust in outsourced services, says Public Policy Projects director Ben Howlett This month has been quite unusual in...

Spire Healthcare appoints non-executive director

Dr Ronnie van der Merwe has been appointed a non-executive director at Spire Healthcare ahead of his appointment on Friday as CEO of Mediclinic...

New services set to open at Cygnet Health Care

Cygnet Health Care is to open three new services throughout June. The Acorn Ward, a ten-bed female psychiatric intensive care unit at Cygnet Hospital Woking,...

Pan-London commissioning plans could restrict access to common procedures, warns BMA

Access to common elective procedures such as hip and knee replacements could be restricted in the capital if new policies set out as part...

Equal pay across the NHS – the impact

The announcement of pay rises of up to 29% for NHS staff has been broadly welcomed but the way funding is being allocated risks...

PHIN appoints clinical advisor

Dr Natalie Silvey has been appointed a clinical advisor at the Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN). Working part-time at PHIN alongside her role as a...

Push Doctor invests £3m in office expansion

Push Doctor has invested over £3m to expand its offices in Manchester as it continues to grow its staff. The online GP provider, which entered...

Practice purchases and negligence – can the risk be alleviated?

Hazel Philips, specialist healthcare lawyer at law firm Royds Withy King, looks at the actions corporate dentistry groups can take to mitigate risk when buying...

European interests drag down Mediclinic

South African hospital group Mediclinic has racked up accounting losses of £492m following recognition of non-cash impairment charges against Spire and its Swiss hospital...

NHSPN responds to Hunt’s warning to independent hospitals

The NHS Partners Network (NHSPN) has written to Jeremy Hunt setting out the key actions independent sector providers will take to ensure consistency and...