Tighter IVF guidelines published

Healthcare Market News (News) February 2004 The Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority (HFEA), the organisation which regulates IVF treatment in the UK, has published guidelines aimed at cutting the number of multiple births. The new guidelines, which form the HFEA’s Sixth Code of Practice, follow…...

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£400m Miller deal cleared by Audit Office

Healthcare Market News (Public Private Partnerships) February 2004 The National Audit Office (NAO) has cleared a controversial deal to sell NHS Estates surplus property worth £400m to a joint venture between Miller Ventures and Halifax Bank of Scotland. But it has criticised the way in…...

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BHSF premium income up 8% in 2003

Healthcare Market News (Insurance News) February 2004 Midlands-based health insurer, The Health Scheme from BHSF, has announced that premium income grew by 8% during 2003 to £25.4m. The number of policyholders also increased by 3% cent over the year....

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Shadow chair for NHS Direct

Healthcare Market News (Personnel) February 2004 David Edmonds, a former director-general of the telecoms watchdog Oftel and a former chief executive of the Housing Corporation, has been appointed to chair the special health authority that is to run the NHS Direct telephone helpline from April…....

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Healthcare cartels

Healthcare Market News (Parliament) February 2004 Bob Blizzard asked the Secretary of State for Health (17 December 2003: Column 995W) what measures he will put in place to avoid the risk of health care providers forming cartels under the policy of giving more choice to…...

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Doctors ‘betrayed’ by Labour policies

Healthcare Market News (News) February 2004 The Labour government’s increasing involvement with the independent healthcare sector has been condemned by a group of doctors which had campaigned for the party back in 1997. More than half of a group of 60 doctors which had supported…...

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Carillion £18m ProCure 21 contract

Healthcare Market News (Public Private Partnerships) February 2004 Carillion has announced that it has secured its first project under the ProCure 21 framework. The project, worth £18m, will provide a dedicated facility for up to 60 women at the national High Secure Women’s Unit project…...

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Jelf acquires Cardiff intermediary

Healthcare Market News (Insurance News) February 2004 The Jelf Group has acquired Cardiff-based specialist medical insurance intermediary Pontin & Stein for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition increases the company’s client portfolio to £35m....

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Foundation trust regulator

Healthcare Market News (Personnel) February 2004 Two non-executive members have been appointed to the office of the Independent Regulator of NHS Foundation Trusts. Colin Davies and Brian Parrot, who have both been appointed on an interim basis, will work with Bill Moyes, the Office’s recently…...

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Laing-Sodhexo-Siemens wins £350m Staffordshire deal

Healthcare Market News (Public Private Partnerships) February 2004 A consortium including John Laing plc, Sodhexo and Siemens has been appointed preferred bidder to build a new acute hospital on the University Hospital of North Staffordshire’s City General site and a new community hospital for North…...

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