NHS could eat into IVF market share after NICE recommendations

Private hospitals offering fertility treatment may see some impact from the easing of restrictions for treatment for IVF under the NHS as per recommendations issued in May by the national Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). The recommendations outline how many IVF treatments should be made available to older women and same sex couples – and mean that more treatment could be available on the NHS, taking away some of the private sector’s share of the pot.

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Cygnet continues investing in services

Psychiatric care services provider Cygnet in its report and accounts for the year ended 31 October 2011 reported continuing investment in new services to the tune of £1.6 m (2010: £1.1m). Revenue was £78.2m, down slightly from £81.7m in 2010. Group EBITDA was £20.8m (2010: £22.5m) but the figure before costs of the retool of a number of wards and new hospital was £22.4m (2010: £23.6m).

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BHSF holds steady despite conditions

BHSF, the employee benefits, healthcare insurance and HR support services provider, acknowledged another challenging year but chairman Dr Paul Kanas expressed himself delighted that BHSF has traded satisfactorily in what were very difficult conditions.’

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