Cosmetic surgeons should screen patients for mental illness

Healthcare Market News (News) July 2003 Cosmetic surgeons should screen their patients to filter out those suffering from body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), according to a consultant psychiatrist at London’s Royal Free and University College Medical School. Dr David Veale told the annual meeting of the…...

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Capio buys back UK property portfolio

Healthcare Market News (Company News) July 2003 Capio AB has bought 20 hospitals from Nikko Principal Investments – just one year after selling them to the finance group in order to repay debt and fund further expansion in the UK. Under the deal agreed last…...

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UK failing to meet demand for choice

Healthcare Market News (News) July 2003 Public support for the UK’s health service will go into sharp decline unless urgent action is taken to improve the amount of choice patients are offered, according to the biggest ever survey of public attitudes to healthcare across Europe…....

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BUPA steps up Wellness sales effort

Healthcare Market News (News) July 2003 BUPA has opened a new BUPA Wellness Centre in Milton Keynes. The centre, at the Blackberry Clinic, Walnut Tree, offers personal and corporate Milton Keynes customers a range of health checks including the Key, Classic, Later Life and Wellwoman…...

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Restaurant boss expands physio venture

Healthcare Market News (Company News) July 2003 Restauranteur Ronnie Truss is to open the second in a chain of state-of-the-art physiotherapy centres in the basement of London’s Theatre Royal in September. Truss, who with Tony Allan founded London’s fashionable Bank and fish! restaurants, opened his…...

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NHS Confederation chair

Healthcare Market News (Personnel) July 2003 Peter Mount, chair of Central Manchester and Manchester Children’s University Hospitals trust, has been elected chair of the NHS Confederation. He succeeds Dianne Jeffrey, who steps down after a three-year term. Alan Burns, chief executive of Trent strategic health…...

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Scottish NHS spin-out company

Healthcare Market News (News) July 2003 Touch Emas, the first NHS spin-out to be launched through Scottish Health Innovations Ltd, has secured seed investment from Edinburgh-based ‘business angel’ syndicate, Archangels. The company, led by chief executive David Gow, has developed a pioneering modular system of…...

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Consumer watchdog slams NHS Direct

Healthcare Market News (News) July 2003 A consumer watchdog has claimed that patients calling the NHS Direct telephone helpline are being put at risk by long delays and nurses who miss crucial danger signals. Consumers’ Association magazine Which? made 33 calls to 11 centres using…...

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Medical Solutions buys London lab

Healthcare Market News (Company News) July 2003 Cancer and pathology services group Medical Solutions is to acquire Farrer-Brown, the London-based histopathology laboratory with eight staff, from Sonic Healthcare, in a back-to-back deal worth £450,000. As part of the transaction, Medical Solutions has established two joint…...

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