IDH starts to recover but confirms bid

Healthcare Market News (Dentistry) July 2004 Integrated Dental Holdings, the dental chain focused on the NHS market, has announced improved results for the half year to 30 April 2004 and confirmed the ‘take private’ offer from its management team. Following the disposal of a number…...

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Indian hospitals look to attract Western patients

Healthcare Market News (News) July 2004 Hospitals in India are stepping up their campaign to attract overseas patients. A recent study by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Indian Healthcare Federation, claimed that ‘medical tourism’ could contribute US$1.2bn to US$2.2bn to upmarket private…...

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Norwich Union launches employee assistance programme

Healthcare Market News (Insurance News) July 2004 Norwich Union Healthcare has launched an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) for all new and existing corporate Private Medical Insurance policyholders with 50 or more members. The programme, provided by Right Corecare, is available 24 hours a day and…...

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PCTs failing to implement NICE fertility guidance

Healthcare Market News (News) July 2004 A survey of Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) has revealed that widespread confusion still exists over the commissioning of fertility services despite guidance launched by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) in February. Feedback from over 50 PCTs in…...

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Oasis operating results benefit from acquisitions

Healthcare Market News (Dentistry) July 2004 Oasis Healthcare Plc, one of the UK’s leading dentistry companies, has announced an interesting set of results for the year to 31 March 2004. A major contributor to the increased operating profitability was the previous year’s acquisitions of Dencora…...

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Cancer remains UK’s biggest killer

Healthcare Market News (News) July 2004 Circulatory diseases and cancer remain the main causes of death for adults in the UK, according to the latest figures published by the Office for National Statistics. Cancer accounted for 38% of deaths in England and Wales in 2003,…...

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New PMI package from HSA

Healthcare Market News (Insurance News) July 2004 HSA has launched a private medical insurance (PMI) package which allows employers to pick options from a range of modules designed to get employees back to work. Unlimited consultations and diagnostic tests form the basis of the new…...

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Private sector NHS work set to increase five to ten-fold under new Plan

Healthcare Market News (News) July 2004 Independent sector hospitals could massively increase their NHS business under radical measures set out by Health Secretary John Reid last month. In its latest five-year plan for the health service, Improving the NHS, the Department of Health (DH) foreshadows…...

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New contract for staff doctors comes a step closer

Healthcare Market News (News) July 2004 The British Medical Association (BMA) has announced that progress has been made on the proposed new contract for doctors in the staff and associate specialist group. Speaking at the BMA’s annual conference of staff and associate specialists, chairman of…...

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New prostate treatment opens at London Clinic

Healthcare Market News (News) July 2004 The London Clinic is now offering laser surgery for the treatment of benign prostate gland enlargement. Professor Roger Kirby, together with Peter Gilling who has pioneered the treatment in New Zealand, carried out the first procedure at the London…...

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