Health and care providers safe in private equity hands

The incentives under which private equity operates in the UK health and care sector are well aligned with the public interest in maintaining efficient provider businesses offering high quality services, according to a report published today by healthcare market intelligence provider Laing & Buisson.

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Aviva launch of health ‘passport’

Aviva has launched a health passport for its International Solutions private medical insurance customers last month to provide online access to medical records whilst overseas. My Health Passport is designed to provide customers with peace of mind that if they needed urgent medical treatment abroad, their medical history would be quickly and safely accessible.

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Bourke joins Bupa

Bupa has appointed Evelyn Bourke as its new chief financial officer. Ms Bourke joins from Friends Life where she was chief commercial officer and latterly CEO of its Heritage division. Previously she was the executive director responsible for strategy, capital and risk and before that, chief financial officer of Friends Provident. She is a qualified actuary.

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