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Brunelcare new contracts

Community Care Market News (News) August 1999 Somerset Social Services has awarded Country Carers, a home help service run by the charity...

ABPI remains concerned over NICE

Healthcare Market News (News) August 2000 The Association of British Pharmaceutical Industries has underlined its concerns over the processes adopted by the...

Scottish vacancy figures

Community Care Market News (News) December 2000 Approximately 24,100 adult places were available in Scottish residential care homes on 31 March 2000,...

PFI hospital for Bishop’s Stortford

Community Care Market News (News) August 2001 A 68-bed community hospital costing £12m is to be built in Bishop's Stortford under the...

Welsh funding row

Community Care Market News (News) February 2004 The Welsh Assembly has been criticised for diverting cash for general council services in order...

Independent sector hospital revenue growth hits six year low

Healthcare Market News (News) November 2004 Growth in demand for private medical treatment in the UK has hit a six year low,...

Oasis closes loss-making practices

Healthcare Market News (Dentistry) April 2005 Oasis Healthcare plc has announced the closure of three loss-making 'shop front' dental practices in Central...

Patient Opinion moves into care

Hospital service user feedback website Patient Opinion is to move into adult social care after winning a £160,000 grant from the Department of Health.

Homecare cuts impacting on elderly

Local authority cuts to home-based care are increasing and the isolation among older people, leading to more falls and accidents and growing pressures on hospital beds, according to a survey of GPs and the public.

Westfield bullish on premiums fall

Westfield Contributory Health Scheme reported a successful’ year for the period ending 31 March 2012 despite declaring a 2.3% fall in earned premiums from £53m in 2011 to £51.8m. The not-for-profit organisation reported an increase in the number of customers it serves and surplus on ordinary activities before tax was £5.5m, a decrease on 2011’s £8.5m.