New regulator for the professions

Healthcare Market News (News) August 2001 The health minister Hazel Blears has outlined plans for a new overarching body for the regulation of healthcare professionals. First proposed in the NHS Plan last year, and advocated in the report of the Public Inquiry into children’s heart…...

You must be a HM Subscriber to view this content. Please log in or subscribe below.

Subscribe Now »

Speculation over future of Westminster

Healthcare Market News (Company News) August 2001 There have been reports in the national press this month that Westminster Health Care may be up for sale with an estimated price tag of £500m. BUPA, General Healthcare, and Swedish healthcare group, Capio, owners of Community Hospitals…...

You must be a HM Subscriber to view this content. Please log in or subscribe below.

Subscribe Now »

Nestor acquires Healthcall

Healthcare Market News (Company News) August 2001 Nestor Healthcare plc has acquired Healthcall Group in a £110m deal. The acquisition is conditional on approval of Nestor shareholders and confirmation from the Secretary of State for the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) that the deal…...

You must be a HM Subscriber to view this content. Please log in or subscribe below.

Subscribe Now »

Call to stop private treatment for wronged NHS patients

Healthcare Market News (News) August 2001 The chief executive of the Medical Defence Union (MDU) has called for a change in the law on medical negligence so there is no longer an obligation to pay for private treatment for patients who have won a claim…...

You must be a HM Subscriber to view this content. Please log in or subscribe below.

Subscribe Now »

NHS takes Heart

Healthcare Market News (Company News) August 2001 University College London Hospitals NHS Trust (UCLH) has acquired the private Heart Hospital for £27.5m. Funds for the deal were provided by central government. The new facility will allow UCLH to double its cardiac capacity, making it one…...

You must be a HM Subscriber to view this content. Please log in or subscribe below.

Subscribe Now »

Ambulance personnel service

Healthcare Market News (Company News) August 2001 Reed Health Professionals, a division of Reed Health Group plc, has launched a service for ambulance paramedics and technicians. The division now has a well-established database of ambulance personnel who can work on an ad hoc and short…...

You must be a HM Subscriber to view this content. Please log in or subscribe below.

Subscribe Now »

The number of student nurses and midwives is rising

Healthcare Market News (News) August 2001 The number of students training to be nurses or midwives is rising significantly, the Department of Health has claimed. The latest figures from the English National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting (ENB) show that there are 7,584…...

You must be a HM Subscriber to view this content. Please log in or subscribe below.

Subscribe Now »

Westminster focuses on two core areas

Healthcare Market News (Company News) August 2001 Westminster Health Care has sold two of its businesses as it seeks to focus on senior living services, through its network of nursing and residential homes and assisted living facilities, and psychiatric care, through the Priory Healthcare brand…....

You must be a HM Subscriber to view this content. Please log in or subscribe below.

Subscribe Now »

London Agency Project – successful tenders for nurse agency services

Healthcare Market News (Company News) August 2001 The Department of Health has announced the award of contracts to 29 companies for the supply of certain specialist nurses to NHS Trusts in the London area, to commence on 1 September 2001 and run for three years…....

You must be a HM Subscriber to view this content. Please log in or subscribe below.

Subscribe Now »