Government sets up task forces to deal with bureaucracy

Healthcare Market News (News) February 2003 The government has set up two new task forces to oversee reforms designed to relieve bureaucracy in the NHS. The reforms were recommended in two reports Reducing Burdens for General Practitioners and Reducing Burdens in Hospitals published jointly by…...

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Flexible staffing agency named UK’s fastest growing unquoted company

Healthcare Market News (Company News) February 2003 Nursing and healthcare recruitment company Ambition 24Hours has been named as the UK’s fastest growing unquoted company in the 2002 national business survey by independent research company Fast Track. Annual revenue at the six-year-old company increased from £627,000…...

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Reed Health announces new chief executive

Healthcare Market News (Personnel) February 2003 Reed Health has announced that David Fennell, currently acting chief executive, has been formally appointed as chief executive and to the board. The company has also announced the appointment of Mark Garratt as group finance director. Fennell was appointed…...

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OFT forces laser treatment specialist to revise contract terms

Healthcare Market News (News) February 2003 Laser eye treatment specialist Ultralase has agreed to change some of the terms of its contracts following recent action by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT). The OFT had a number of concerns about the fairness of terms and…...

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Nuffield takes Evelyn Hospital

Healthcare Market News (Company News) February 2003 Nuffield Hospitals is set to acquire the 57-bed Evelyn Hospital in Cambridge. The deal is expected to be finalised in the next few months, subject to the approval of the trustees of the Evelyn. The hospital, which will…...

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New MD for Care Principles

Healthcare Market News (Personnel) February 2003 Nigel Smith has taken over from Joshua Mahadevan as managing director of Care Principles. Smith is a founding director of the company, and previously worked at Partnerships in Care alongside Mahadevan. His most recent role was as operations director…...

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Consultants

Healthcare Market News (Parliament) February 2003 Peter Viggers asked the Secretary of State for Health (12 December 2002: Column 494W) how many consultants have accepted NHS posts as international fellows as a result of the initiative whereby Sir Magdi Yacoub was appointed as the government’s…...

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Government should define citizens’ healthcare rights

Healthcare Market News (News) February 2003 A report published this month by the Fabian Society argues that the government should make explicit the healthcare services to which people are entitled in order to consolidate the reforms of the NHS Plan. The report, entitled Completing the…...

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Growth funding for Vanguard

Healthcare Market News (Company News) February 2003 3i has announced £5m growth funding for Vanguard Healthcare Solutions Ltd, provider of mobile operating theatre suites. The company, which is based at Aztec West, Bristol, provides ‘instant’ day surgery units – including recovery beds – and nursing…...

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Jelf director appointed

Healthcare Market News (Personnel) February 2003 James Kenrick has joined Jelf Corporate Healthcare as its director. The independent healthcare broker is part of the Jelf Group which currently operates four UK offices in Bath, Cheltenham, Manchester and Bristol. Kenrick joined the company in December 2002…...

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