NHS IVF treatment could be capped

Healthcare Market News (News) March 2004 Childless couples are to be guaranteed only one attempt at test-tube baby treatment under new rules to be announced by Health Secretary John Reid. The new minimum standard comes in spite of a forthcoming parliamentary report which is expected…...

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Major profit warning from struggling Reed

Healthcare Market News (Company News) March 2004 Reed Health Group plc, the healthcare staffing supplier, has warned that it expects profits to fall 40%, prompting shares to plummet to a 2003-4 low. The shock warning comes some 16 months after executive chairman Alec Reed effectively…...

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Wellington management team confirmed

Healthcare Market News (Personnel) March 2004 The Wellington Hospital has confirmed the details of the new management team installed by chief executive Keith Hague, who joined the hospital from Capio UK last year (HMN March 2003). Chief nursing officer Sarah Fisher previously held positions at…...

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BUPA consultant satisfaction survey

Healthcare Market News (News) March 2004 BUPA has released the results of its third annual nationwide survey of the opinions of over 1,600 consultants. According to BUPA, six out of ten consultants thought that the information supplied by its hospitals was ‘very good’ or ‘excellent’…...

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ScotNursing expansion plans

Healthcare Market News (Company News) March 2004 Scottish nursing agency ScotNursing is continuing its expansion into England, with the opening of three new branches to add to its first English base in Leicester. News of the expansion plans came as newly filed figures predicted that…...

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AXA UK board

Healthcare Market News (Personnel) March 2004 Keith Gibbs, head of AXA PPP Healthcare, has been appointed to the board of directors of AXA UK, subject to regulatory approval. Prior to joining AXA PPP Healthcare in December 2001, Gibbs worked for Sun Life of Canada, Sentinel…...

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Independent Healthcare Forum formed

Healthcare Market News (News) March 2004 A new interim organisation has been formed to represent independent acute healthcare providers, following the collapse of the Independent Healthcare Association (IHA) late last year. The Independent Healthcare Forum (IHF) will continue much of the work previously undertaken by…...

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