Cash injection for Scottish dentistry

Healthcare Market News (Dentistry) December 2003 The Scottish Executive has announced significant increases in funding to recruit more dentists and to encourage existing ones to continue in practice. Deputy Health Minister Tom McCabe said that financial incentives, effective from next April, include the doubling of…...

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NHS on the mend, says Nuffield Trust

Healthcare Market News (News) December 2003 Increased investment and the introduction of quality reforms means that the NHS will continue to improve, an independent think tank has said. In a 280-page document published last month, entitled The Quest for Quality in the NHS, the Nuffield…...

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£80m Glasgow day treatment centre

Healthcare Market News (News) December 2003 Work has begun on an £80m PFI-funded day treatment centre which will replace Glasgow’s Victoria Infirmary. Construction has begun in spite of the fact that just one bidder tendered for the contract to build an Ambulatory Care and Diagnostic…...

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PatientChoice offers Medical Care Direct

Healthcare Market News (Insurance News) December 2003 PatientChoice, the new private medical insurance provider underwritten by Foresters Friendly Society Ltd, has signed an agreement with medical treatment sourcing company Medical Care Direct (MCD). Under the agreement, PatientChoice policyholders will be able to use the services…...

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Huntercombe to open unit in Roehampton

Healthcare Market News (Mental Health) December 2003 Huntercombe Hospitals, the psychiatric rehabilitation provider owned by Four Seasons Health Care, is to open a new 39-bed locked facility in Roehampton, south west London. The unit will cater for people of both sexes between the ages of…...

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Huntercombe consultant psychiatrist

Healthcare Market News (Personnel) December 2003 Pall Jonsson has been appointed consultant psychiatrist at the Huntercombe Maidenhead Hospital. Jonsson, who is Icelandic and has been in the UK for six years, joined the Huntercombe Maidenhead Hospital in 2000 as a staff psychiatrist, being promoted last…...

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Second LIFT scheme

Healthcare Market News (News) December 2003 Construction is almost underway on the second LIFT scheme, a £19.3m initiative to build doctors surgeries and accommodation for the primary care trusts in Bacup, Nelson and Darwin in East Lancashire. Funded by a £22m loan from The Royal…...

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£28m Wolverhampton scheme

Healthcare Market News (News) December 2003 Work is to begin in January on a network of seven healthcare complexes in Wolverhampton. The £28m LIFT project will see new health centres constructed at Low Hill, Heath Town, Bilston, Portobello and Parkfields. The first centre, which will…...

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NHS chief executive report

Healthcare Market News (News) December 2003 The maximum wait for an operation in the NHS will fall to six months by the end of 2005, according to the health service’s chief executive, Sir Nigel Crisp. The prediction came in last month’s Chief Executive’s Report for…...

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