BMA calls for single healthcare inspectorate

Healthcare Market News (News) December 2001 The creation of a single healthcare inspectorate, by merging the Commission for Health Improvement (CHI) and the National Care Standards Commission (NCSC), would protect patients whether they were being treated in the NHS or in the private health care…...

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Knee Replacement Operations

Healthcare Market News (Parliament) December 2001 The Secretary of State for Health was asked (1 Nov 2001: Column: 826W) if he will list the average waiting times in each English hospital trust for knee replacement operations in each of the last three years. John Hutton:…...

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New chief executive at AXA UK

Healthcare Market News (Personnel) December 2001 Keith Gibbs will take up the position of chief executive of AXA PPP healthcare with effect from 17 December 2001. Gibbs held a number of senior positions in companies including Sun Life of Canada, Sentinel, Citibank and Lloyds TSB…...

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Cash injection for heart surgery

Healthcare Market News (News) December 2001 The Department of Health (DoH) has unveiled a major programme of investment and reform in cardiac services to in a bid to provide more NHS heart operations, in both NHS and private hospitals, speed up diagnosis and cut waiting…...

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New consulting rooms for London Clinic

Healthcare Market News (Company News) December 2001 The London Clinic has opened new consulting rooms in Harley Street London. The renovated Edwardian building covers an area of 5,500sqft and accommodates a mix of consulting suites and treatment rooms. The opening is the latest in a…...

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General Medical personnel changes

Healthcare Market News (Personnel) December 2001 Dr Malcolm Scott has joined General Medical Clinics as director of its Health Screening Centre in Bishopsgate. Dr Siraj Adam, former medical director of Medicentre’s Waterloo Station Centre takes on the position of medical director at the Broadgate Medical…...

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Milburn extends power for front-line nurses

Healthcare Market News (News) December 2001 Ward sisters and charge nurses will be given control over ward staffing budgets as part of the government’s drive to decentralise power and resources from Whitehall to front-line NHS staff. Speaking at the Chief Nursing Officer’s Conference in Harrogate…...

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New unit marks another step in single sex mental health care

Healthcare Market News (Company News) December 2001 Mental health specialist, Florence Nightingale Hospitals (FNH), has opened a new low secure women’s rehabilitation service in Liverpool. The ten-bed unit will give FNH, part of the Capio Group, a total of 178 beds spread across four sites…...

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New appointments for Medical Solutions

Healthcare Market News (Personnel) December 2001 Medical Solutions plc has made a number of sales and business development appointments at its cancer diagnosis and pathology division: Mark McCormack will become UK Sales Manager with immediate effect. McCormack has been a member of the sales team…...

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New MRI scanner for BUPA hospital

Healthcare Market News (News) December 2001 A £1.5m MRI scanner unit has been installed at BUPA’s Bushey Hospital in a purpose-built unit. Previously patients at the hospital had access to a mobile MRI scanner every Saturday or were referred to the neighbouring Northwick Park Hospital…...

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