Oasis Dencare offer goes unconditional

Healthcare Market News (Dentistry) February 2003 Oasis Healthcare plc has announced that its offer for Dencare has been declared unconditional after it received acceptances in respect of 744,483 Dencare B Shares in total, representing approximately 94.43% of all the Dencare B Shares in issue. All…...

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Heart hospital deal praised by NAO

Healthcare Market News (News) February 2003 The National Audit Office (NAO) has praised University College London Hospital’s acquisition of the Heart Hospital in 2001, describing it as an entrepreneurial and novel approach to improving patient services. In a report on the deal, published in December,…...

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BUPA Wellbeing extended to small businesses

Healthcare Market News (Insurance News) February 2003 BUPA has announced plans to make BUPA Wellbeing, its employee assistance programme, available to small businesses by removing any lower limit for the number of employees covered on the scheme. BUPA Wellbeing focuses on the welfare of employees…...

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Substance misuse linked to mental disorder

Healthcare Market News (Mental Health) February 2003 Heavy smoking is linked to a number of mental health disorders, according to a survey of mental health and tobacco, alcohol and and drug use among people aged 16-74. The report published by the Office of National Statistics…...

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CIGNA launches new dental product

Healthcare Market News (Dentistry) February 2003 CIGNA HealthCare has a new product, entitled Opal, which aims to enhance its dental offering to employers for their employees and dependants. CIGNA now offers a range of dental plans with different cover levels (Crystal, Opal, Pearl and Diamond)…....

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Psychiatric emergency re-admissions

Healthcare Market News (Parliament) February 2003 Paul Marsden asked the Secretary of State for Health (10 December 2002: Column 306W) what assessment he has made of the reasons underlying the failure to meet the public sector agreement of the rate of psychiatric emergency readmissions by…...

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CS Healthcare increases online presence

Healthcare Market News (Insurance News) February 2003 CS Healthcare has launched a revamped website offering information about its products and services. The site includes a ‘premium calculator’ which allows users to determine what their monthly or yearly premiums would be. According to Russell Stephens, marketing…...

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GP training inadequate says SCMH report

Healthcare Market News (Mental Health) February 2003 People with mental health problems need increased support from primary care services, according to a report published by the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health (SCMH). Primary Solutions, a joint venture between the Centre and the NHS Alliance, argues…...

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First mobile PET scanner launched

Healthcare Market News (News) February 2003 Lister Healthcare, part of InHealth Group, has announced that the UK’s first mobile PET scanner is now fully operational. The unit is capable of scanning eight patients and houses a GE NXI mobile PET system. It builds on the…...

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Overseas treatments

Healthcare Market News (Parliament) February 2003 Tim Loughton asked the Secretary of State for Health (15 January 2003: Column 685W) how many NHS patients have been treated in continental European hospitals since the ruling by the European court; which continental European hospitals have been used…...

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