UK gets Irish waiting list windfall

Healthcare Market News (News) March 2004 More government-funded patients from the Republic of Ireland could be treated in private hospitals in England, thanks to a ?12m cash injection announced by the Republic’s Minister for Health Micheál Martin last month. Some 65% of health boards and…...

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Care Principles continues growth

Healthcare Market News (Company News) March 2004 Care Principles, the fast expanding specialist mental health provider based in Newmarket, has filed another set of impressive accounts. Turnover in the year to 30 April 2003 grew to £28.6m (2002: £17.1m) thanks to the October 2002 opening…...

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Private addiction clinic probed by GMC

Healthcare Market News (Mental Health) March 2004 Seven doctors at a private clinic which specialises in dealing with heroin addiction have appeared before the General Medical Council (GMC), after being accused of breaking strict rules on prescribing methadone. The doctors, from the Stapleford Centre in…...

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Patient watchdogs for private providers

Healthcare Market News (News) March 2004 Private healthcare provision contracted by the NHS is to be inspected by a new network of independent watchdogs made up of patients and members of the public. The Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) forums, which will monitor and inspect…...

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More Germans paying for GP sessions

Healthcare Market News (News) March 2004 Around 8% more patients attended doctors’ practices in Germany in January 2004 than in January 2003, in spite of wide-ranging reforms which has seen new GP charges being introduced. Since January patients have had to pay a ?10 fee…...

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Capio underperforms in UK

Healthcare Market News (Company News) March 2004 Capio AB, the Gothenburg based pan-European healthcare group, has recently announced positive group figures for the year to December 2003, but has had a difficult time in the UK. Capio’s interests in the UK focus on the previously…...

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Huntercombe Edinburgh widens service

Healthcare Market News (Mental Health) March 2004 The Huntercombe Edinburgh Hospital, the specialist eating disorders hospital for adolescents owned by Four Seasons Health Care, is extending its services to also cover adults up to the age of 30. According to hospital manager Diane Whiteoak, the…...

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Mutual to run Gloucester hospital?

Healthcare Market News (News) March 2004 A community-owned mutual organisation has asked the Department of Health (DoH) for permission to take over the running of a NHS hospital in Gloucestershire, in a bid to prevent it from being sold off to the commercial sector. At…...

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Irish patients head north for treatment

Healthcare Market News (Dentistry) March 2004 Growing numbers of patients from Donegal in the Republic of Ireland have been seeking cosmetic treatment in Northern Ireland due to the cheaper cost of dental treatment available there. According to a Belfast Telegraph survey carried out last month,…...

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