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 London. The announcement was made in a trading update issued as HMN went to press and follows the company’s strategic review. The three…...

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HSA Group and HealthSure unite

Healthcare Market News (Insurance News) April 2005 Andover-based HSA Group Limited and Manchester-based HealthSure have announced the completion of arrangements for merging the two businesses. The merger, which will take effect subject to FSA approval, was confirmed by the voting members of HealthSure at an…...

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Tribal board changes

Healthcare Market News (Personnel) April 2005 Tribal Group plc has announced that Dominic Collins, non-executive deputy chairman and senior independent director, has resigned from the board of directors. Timothy Stevenson, a non-executive director of the company since May 2004, has agreed to be nominated as…...

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Association granted dental body corporate status

Healthcare Market News (Dentistry) April 2005 East Midlands Community Dental Association (EMCDA) Limited has become the first organisation to be granted dental body corporate (DBC) status by the General Dental Council (GDC) since 1955, taking the number of corporate bodies permitted to carry on the…...

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Mobile scanner

Healthcare Market News (Parliament) April 2005 Kevan Jones asked (18 March 2005: Column 523W) for what reasons the decision was taken to site Alliance Medical’s mobile scanner at James Cook Hospital, Middlesbrough rather than at University Hospital, North Durham; and who took the decision. John…...

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Medicash struggles with higher claims

Healthcare Market News (Insurance News) April 2005 Medicash Health Benefits Ltd, the health cash plan business, had a difficult year in 2004 primarily due to a higher claims level than encountered in 2003. As a percentage of income, claims escalated to 82% of income compared…...

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Private emergency unit opens at Princess Grace

Healthcare Market News (News) April 2005 A private emergency and minor injuries centre has opened at the HCA International-owned Princess Grace Hospital in London. Thought to be the first of its kind in central London, the walk-in service provides treatment for a range of conditions…...

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International recruitment

Healthcare Market News (Parliament) April 2005 Tom Brake asked (2 March 2005: Column 1223W) how many private sector healthcare providers have signed up to the NHS Code of Practice for the international recruitment of healthcare professionals; and how many private sector healthcare providers there are…....

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