More scope for dental therapists

Healthcare Market News (Dentistry) December 2001 From next year dental therapists will be able to work in all fields of dentistry. Under plans set out by Health Minister, Hazel Blears in November, dental therapists and dental hygienists will be able to carry out a wider…...

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New teams plan NHS workforce strategy

Healthcare Market News (News) December 2001 Two new boards and seven national care group workforce teams have been set up by the government to help the NHS meet future targets for healthcare staff. Working closely with the new local Workforce Development Confederations set up in…...

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Cromwell revenues jump

Healthcare Market News (Company News) December 2001 Medical Services International Ltd, operators of London’s 150-bed extensively equipped Cromwell Hospital, recorded a 15.4% increase in revenues to £45.7m for the year to December 2000. This is almost double the national average for the year of 8.3%…....

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Hartlepool head of health development

Healthcare Market News (Personnel) December 2001 Hartlepool Primary Care Trust has appointed Peter Price to the new position of director of health development. The former public health specialist, health promotion, at Leicestershire Health Authority, will lead the health development team in addressing health inequalities in…...

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IDH to float with a value of £60m

Healthcare Market News (Dentistry) December 2001 Integrated Dental Holdings, the UK’s biggest chain of dental practices, is expected to float on the London Stock Exchange with a value of £60m. According to the company, which intends to float early in 2002, it will raise approximately…...

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Low growth from NHS private revenues

Healthcare Market News (News) December 2001 NHS private revenues from the 418 UK trusts active in 2000-2001 showed similar growth to the previous year at 4% (3.8%), according to the recently available NHS data on disc from HCIS. Total revenue increased from £321.3m to £334.1…...

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More losses at HCI

Healthcare Market News (Company News) December 2001 HCI (Scotland) Ltd, operators of the 260-bed hospital at Clydebank, Glasgow, reports revenues of £11.0m, a drop from previous year’s £11.1m and a loss before tax of £7.8m (loss £9.4m). Cumulative losses for this mammoth hospital, which opened…...

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Towry Law recruitment drive

Healthcare Market News (Personnel) December 2001 Insurance broker, Towry Law, has made three new appointments to its general insurance and healthcare teams. Nathan Mitchell and Louise Carlton join the private client advice team in Bracknell, whilst Theresa Mitchell takes on the position of senior consultant…...

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Telemedicine demonstration sites created

Healthcare Market News (News) December 2001 The first eHealth and telemedicine demonstration sites have been set up in the UK by the European Health Telematics Association (EHTEL), an EC funded body. Motion Media, a founding member of the UK Telemedicine Association, and Nestor Healthcare Group…...

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Improvements in cancer care

Healthcare Market News (News) December 2001 There has been significant improvement in cancer care since the publication of the NHS Cancer Plan in September 2000, according to national cancer director, professor Mike Richards. In a new report, The NHS Cancer Plan – Making Progress, improvements…...

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