Patients positive about overseas treatment, says report

Healthcare Market News (News) August 2002 NHS patients treated abroad under three pilot schemes in the South East have described their experiences as positive, despite some difficulties with transportation and aftercare. According to an evaluation commissioned by the Department of Health and published by York…...

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Bromhead Hospital Ltd

Healthcare Market News (Company News) August 2002 The 48-bed Bromhead Hospital Ltd, a registered charity, has reported revenues of £5.7m (£4.7m) and a surplus of £532,000 (£247,000) for the year ended 31 March 2001. Total employee costs in the year amounted to £1.89m representing 33%…...

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DoH consults on proposed mental health bill

Healthcare Market News (Mental Health) August 2002 The Department of Health (DoH) has released a consultation document requesting feedback on its Draft Mental Health Bill, published in July (CCMN Volume 9 Issue 4). Some of the main areas for consultation are: * Proposed scrutiny functions…...

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Next wave of PFI schemes announced

Healthcare Market News (News) August 2002 A new wave of PFI schemes worth £2.4bn in capital costs has been cleared by the Department of Health. Health Minister John Hutton announced that 13 trusts had been given the go-ahead to issue tenders for the new hospitals…...

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Surgeons urge caution on use of overseas clinical teams

Healthcare Market News (News) August 2002 Patient care could be compromised under government proposals to bring in surgical teams from overseas, according to the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS). The warning came in a RCS briefing paper issued to surgical directors and consultant surgeons in…...

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MSI results

Healthcare Market News (Company News) August 2002 Medical Services International Ltd, the UK subsidiary of Cayman Island registered IMC Holdings (Grand Cayman) Ltd, which operates the 150-bed Cromwell Hospital in West London, has reported revenues of £53.3m for the year ended December 2001. This represents…...

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CHI praises SLAM

Healthcare Market News (Mental Health) August 2002 Changes made to mental health services in South East London have been successful according to a report published by the Commission for Health Improvement (CHI). The report, based on an inspection of the South London and Maudsley NHS…...

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Overseas treatment

Healthcare Market News (Parliament) August 2002 The Secretary of State for Health was asked (18 July 2002: Column 537W) how many NHS patients treated elsewhere in Europe have subsequently required further referrals and what assessment the Department of Health has made of the quality of…...

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DoH announces successful tenders for heart surgery scheme

Healthcare Market News (News) August 2002 The Department of Health (DoH) has published details of the independent and overseas hospital providers included on its shortlist for cardiac surgery. The shortlist is the culmination of the DoH’s recent tender exercise carried out as part of its…...

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Doctors Direct to raise £1m through flotation

Healthcare Market News (Company News) August 2002 Private primary care provider Doctors Direct plc has announced plans to float on Ofex. The move will raise up to £1m through the subscription of 2.5m new ordinary shares at 40 pence per share. An offer for sale…...

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