IDH saga draws to a close

Healthcare Market News (Dentistry) August 2004 Diverse Holdings Ltd, the take-over vehicle created by the management team, completed the acquisition of Integrated Dental Holdings (IDH) Plc with the announcement that IDH shares would be delisted from the Stock Exchange on 19 October 2004. They also…...

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Waiting list ‘irregularities’

Healthcare Market News (News) August 2004 An inquiry has been launched into waiting list irregularities at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore. North Central London Strategic Health Authority (SHA) said it was mounting the external independent investigation following the discovery of a backlog of…...

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EU health insurance card consultation

Healthcare Market News (Insurance News) August 2004 Proposals for the UK-wide introduction of the new European health insurance card have been published by the Department of Health (DH). The new health insurance card will replace the current ‘E-forms’, in particular the E111, which are used…...

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London Clinic appointment

Healthcare Market News (Personnel) August 2004 The London Clinic has appointed Andrew Clarke as business development manager. Clarke previously worked for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals where he had special responsibility for NHS liaison. In his new role, he will support the executive board in planning the Clinic’s…...

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Boost to refugee healthcare workers

Healthcare Market News (News) August 2004 The government has offered a boost to refugees with healthcare skills to bring their expertise to the NHS. Health Minister John Hutton announced £500,000 extra funding for the Refugee Health Professional Steering Group, which was set up in 2001…...

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Government insists it will meet consultant target later this year

Healthcare Market News (News) August 2004 The government has announced it is on course to meet its NHS Plan target of 7,500 additional hospital consultants, originally set for April 2004, later this year. The claim was made following publication of the latest NHS workforce statistics…...

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‘Two-tier workforce’ abolition extended to NHS

Healthcare Market News (News) August 2004 Union leaders have won an extension of the ban on the ‘two-tier workforce’ to all public services, including hospitals. The government pledged to end the ‘two-tier workforce’, which meant employees working for private sector contractors received worse pay and…...

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GDC appoints director to non-NHS complaints scheme

Healthcare Market News (Personnel) August 2004 The General Dental Council (GDC) has appointed a director to lead and manage the implementation and operation of the its new non-NHS Complaints Scheme. Gordon Miles is currently head of stakeholder relations at the Dental Practice Board and has…...

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New NHS Walk-in Centres announced

Healthcare Market News (News) August 2004 The Department of Health (DH) has announced the creation of 17 new Walk-in Centres across England. The £12m investment, announced by Health Minister John Hutton in August, will take the total number of centres to 82. According to the…...

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Orthopaedic surgery

Healthcare Market News (Parliament) August 2004 Hywel Williams asked the Secretary of State for Health (6 July 2004: Column 606W) what plans he has to extend patient choice in respect of orthopaedic surgery. John Hutton: Patients waiting more than six months for orthopaedic surgery are…...

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