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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BUPA International advice line

Healthcare Market News (Insurance News) April 2005 BUPA International has introduced a 24-hour medical advice line for its 275,000 members. New and existing customers with all levels of cover will now receive access to Healthline, a multi-lingual telephone medical advice service, as a standard benefit…...

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Cromwell Surgeon elected president of International College of Surgeons

Healthcare Market News (Personnel) April 2005 Professor Nadey Hakim, consultant general and transplant surgeon at the Cromwell Hospital in London, has been elected president of the International College of Surgeons. Professor Hakim is consultant surgeon and surgical director of the transplant unit at St Mary’s…...

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DH getting better deal from private sector

Healthcare Market News (News) April 2005 The Department of Health (DH) is claiming partial success in its bid to drive down the prices paid to independent sector providers for elective surgery. According to the latest NHS reference costs, although treatment procured from the independent sector…...

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Healthcare Commission inspections

Healthcare Market News (Parliament) April 2005 Paul Burstow asked (14 March 2005: Column 128W) whether independent providers of care paid for by the NHS will be inspected by the Healthcare Commission under the same regime as (a) NHS providers and (b) other private providers. Dr…...

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More companies offering PMI to all employees

Healthcare Market News (Insurance News) April 2005 More employers are now providing all staff with subsidised healthcare benefits packages in spite of rising premiums. According to a survey of more than 800 organisations by Mercer Human Resource Consulting, 51% now extend cover to all employees…...

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£11m expansion project at John and Lizzie’s

Healthcare Market News (News) April 2005 The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth has been granted planning permission for an £11m expansion project. The project will involve the extension of the Brampton House part of the hospital complex to house a new outpatient facility…...

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Nuffield realigns business in a bid to bring down prices

Healthcare Market News (News) April 2005 Nuffield is overhauling its business to provide its customers with lower prices, easier access and a more seamless service. The company has informed insurers that it will be terminating existing agreements and is holding a series of workshops to…...

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Northamptonshire PFI

Healthcare Market News (Public Private Partnerships) April 2005 Northamptonshire Community Healthcare NHS Trust is expected to announce the preferred bidder for its £30m community hospital project by the end of the month. The companies in the running are Investors in Health and Grosvenor House. Financial…...

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