Medicash launches new medical treatment plan

Healthcare Market News (Insurance News) August 2002 Cash plan provider Medicash has launched an innovative medical treatment plan which pays lump sums for surgery requiring a general anaesthetic. The Essential Surgery Plan is aimed primarily at the individual market and is expected to be particularly…...

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NHS seeks chair of CHAI

Healthcare Market News (Personnel) August 2002 The NHS Appointments Commission has issued an advertisement for the position of chair designate of the Commission for Healthcare Audit and Inspection (CHAI). The new body will incorporate the work of the Audit Commission, the Commission for Health Improvement…...

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Denplan results

Healthcare Market News (Dentistry) August 2002 Denplan Ltd, the dental capitation company, reported revenues of £185m for the year ended 31 December 2001 (£155m). On 9 January 2001, Denplan acquired Denplan Bournemouth Ltd, formerly BUPA Dental Cover Ltd, for a total consideration of £1.3m. In…...

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Still no signs of private sector involvement in management of DTCs

Healthcare Market News (News) August 2002 Health Minister John Hutton has announced the next wave of diagnostic and treatment centres (DTCs) due to come on line over the next two years. The Department of Health (DoH) is investing £39m to develop the ten centres which…...

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Groupama launches cashplan programme

Healthcare Market News (Insurance News) August 2002 Groupama Insurance has entered into the health cash plan market with the launch of a new cash plan/health maintenance product for small to medium size enterprises (SMEs). Cashwise offers a combination of financial and health benefits, with a…...

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Oasis Dental Care appointment

Healthcare Market News (Personnel) August 2002 Oasis Healthcare has announced the appointment of Simon Shepherd as operations director of Oasis Dental Care Ltd, one of its subsidiaries. Shepherd joins Oasis from Yates Group plc where his roles included commercial director and managing director, wholesale. He…...

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Minister claims waiting times are falling across the board

Healthcare Market News (News) August 2002 Health Minister John Hutton said that figures released in June were further evidence that waiting times were falling across the board – for patients waiting for inpatient hospital treatment and for those waiting for a first outpatient appointment. Hutton…...

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EU directive on overseas staff raises concern

Healthcare Market News (News) August 2002 Health and social care organisations have joined forces in protest against a draft European Union (EU) directive concerning the freedom of movement of health professionals in Europe. According to members of AURE (Alliance of UK Health Regulators on Europe)…...

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Employee wellbeing scheme

Healthcare Market News (Insurance News) August 2002 Legal & General has launched a new employee wellbeing scheme for corporate subscribers. The Steps to Health programme offers a range of benefits designed to improve the health and wellbeing of the company’s Group Risk policyholders. At the…...

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