Snoring clinic launched

Healthcare Market News (News) February 2000 BUPA’s Clare Park Hospital in Farnham, Surrey, has launched a new snoring clinic which aims to offer quick and effective treatments to combat the problem. The clinic is offering a technique which involves laser surgery and somnoplasty – a…...

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BUPA looks for growth

Healthcare Market News (Insurance News) February 2000 BUPA membership did better than its financial plan in 1999, according to managing director Fergus Kee. Mr Kee said that ‘significant improvement’ had been achieved in reducing the gap between the amount received in subscriptions and that paid…...

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Primary care trusts approved

Healthcare Market News (News) February 2000 Health Minister John Denham has announced details of a further four new primary care trusts (PCTs) to be established in April 2000. PCTs will have wide ranging powers, including: * More control over how NHS money is spent. The…...

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New Victoria completes refurbishment

Healthcare Market News (News) February 2000 The New Victoria Hospital, in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, is shortly due to complete a three year programme of refurbishment costing £5m. As part of the review, the hospital purchased a house next to the hospital which now houses…...

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Medical Assessments

Healthcare Market News (Parliament) February 2000 The Secretary of State for Social Security was asked (Hansard 27 January at column 253W) how many medically qualified panel members appointed under the Social Security Act 1998 are employed and contracted on a sessional basis, by the Sema…...

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CIGNA launches international healthcare plan

Healthcare Market News (Insurance News) February 2000 CIGNA International has launched a new international employee healthcare plan which provides comprehensive cover, which it hopes will minimise the need for treatment to be paid for outside the policy. Sheldon Kenton, CIGNA’s director for international sales and…...

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Modernisation for GP premises

Healthcare Market News (News) February 2000 Health Minister John Denham has announced new measures to modernise primary care premises, including those in deprived areas. Health authorities (HAs) will gain new powers to fund modern facilities and develop public/private partnerships to bring new investment into GP…...

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NHS Consultants (Private Practice)

Healthcare Market News (Parliament) February 2000 The Secretary of State for Health was asked (Hansard 1 February at column 566W) what assessment he has made of the average time spent on private practice by NHS consultants. Ms Stuart replied that the vast majority of our…...

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