Employment prospects buoyant

Healthcare Market News (News) August 2002 Employment prospects in the UK health sector remained buoyant in the third quarter of 2002 despite an overall downward trend in business confidence since 11 September. According to Manpower’s latest Quarterly Survey of Employment Prospects, 28% of employers in…...

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More businesses purchase PMI through an intermediary

Healthcare Market News (Insurance News) August 2002 A survey conducted by Employee Benefits Magazine has found that 47% use an intermediary to source private medical insurance (PMI) schemes as part of their employee benefits package compared to just 14% that purchase PMI from a benefits…...

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Sickness absence costs UK economy £13bn a year

Healthcare Market News (News) August 2002 The average worker costs his or her employer £522 a year in sickness absence, amounting to £13bn for the UK economy as a whole, according to Employee Absence 2002, published by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)…...

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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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