BUPA contract with NHS trust

Healthcare Market News (News) February 2000 BUPA Hospital Manchester has confirmed an arrangement with Manchester Children’s Hospitals NHS Trust, which aims to help reduce waiting lists at the NHS Trust. BUPA is expected to undertake over 250 operations on children under the arrangement, which runs…...

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Health Authority Mergers

Healthcare Market News (Parliament) February 2000 The Secretary of State for Health was asked (Hansard 31 January at column 450W) what proposals he has for health authority mergers. Mr Denham replied that there has only been one health authority merger since May 1997 when North…...

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Call for more home treatment

Healthcare Market News (News) February 2000 A recent article in the British Medical Journal (BMJ 29 January 2000; 320/7230) argues that treatment at home for acute psychiatric illness should be more widely considered as an alternative to hospital admission. MG Smyth and J Hoult of…...

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Healthcare website launched

Healthcare Market News (News) February 2000 A new website providing information on medicines has been launched by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI). www.emc.vhn.net aims to provide comprehensive information on all licensed medicines available in the UK. The site offers separate dedicated information…...

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UKCC report on enrolled nurses

Healthcare Market News (News) February 2000 The UK Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting (UKCC) has published a report which seeks to clarify a range of issues relating to enrolled nurses. Enrolled nursing – Delivering the Agenda for Action, explains the progress which…...

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Critical care beds

Healthcare Market News (News) February 2000 The Department of Health has published details of the September 1999 census of critical care provision in NHS trusts in England. This shows that the overall number of available beds for adult intensive care and high dependency care was…...

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Care UK acquisition

Healthcare Market News (Company News) February 2000 Care UK has acquired Direct Manpower Ltd, which trades as Direct Medical Services (DMS), for approximately £2m. DMS provides specialist healthcare professionals to NHS trusts throughout the country. The company operates from branches in Southampton and Manchester and…...

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Health Committee Inquiry

Healthcare Market News (News) February 2000 The Health Select Committee of the House of Commons has announced that it is to hold an inquiry into the provision of mental health services. The terms of reference for the inquiry are to examine the provision of NHS…...

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