Call for better rehabilitation services

Healthcare Market News (News) February 2003 The government has been called upon to reduce the cost of work-related ill health through the co-ordination of an improvement in rehabilitation services. A consultation undertaken by the Association of British Insurers (ABI) and the Trades Union Congress (TUC)…...

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Acute trusts – nurses

Healthcare Market News (Parliament) February 2003 John Lyons asked the Secretary of State for Health (19 Dec 2002: Column 1040W) what the level is of nurse understaffing in England’s acute trusts. John Hutton: Levels of staffing are a matter for individual trusts. The three month…...

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New chief executive for Thornbury

Healthcare Market News (Personnel) February 2003 Thornbury Nursing Services has appointed Gary Spellins as chief executive following its acquisition by Duke Street Capital in September last year (HMN Volume VI Issue i). Spellins joins with immediate effect and will be based at the company’s Bristol…...

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Fund to reward NHS performance

Healthcare Market News (News) February 2003 Secretary of State for Health Alan Milburn this month launched a £100m access fund which will be used to reward NHS trusts and primary care trusts (PCTs) which have achieved a significant improvement in services, including a reduction in…...

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NHS contracts provide stay of execution for King Edward VII

Healthcare Market News (News) February 2003 King Edward VII Hospital Midhurst has secured NHS contracts worth approximately £900,000 which will keep the hospital operational until the end of March. The hospital, which has debts amounting to approximately £8m, went into provisional liquidation following the collapse…...

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Bull moves to Carillion

Healthcare Market News (Personnel) February 2003 Dr Adrian Bull has been appointed as managing director of Carillion’s health business. Bull leaves AXA PPP where he was medical director. A replacement at AXA PPP has not yet been appointed. In a joint venture with Royal Bank…...

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Private sector services

Healthcare Market News (Parliament) February 2003 Lynne Jones asked the Secretary of State for Health (15 January 2003: Column 686W) what the present annual cost is to the NHS of recurrent services provided by the private sector; what his estimate is of the likely cost…...

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Choice initiative to be extended

Healthcare Market News (News) February 2003 Patients waiting more than six months for an operation will have the option of choosing to be treated at another hospital, Prime Minister Tony Blair has announced. The scheme will be offered to patients in London from this summer,…...

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Specialist register – overseas applicants

Healthcare Market News (Parliament) February 2003 Dr Liam Fox asked the Secretary of State for Health (19 Dec 2002: Column 1061W) what level of scrutiny of training will apply to overseas applicants to join the UK specialist register. John Hutton: All doctors applying to join…...

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