Sector attacks new NHS tariff prices

Healthcare Market News (News) March 2004 Britain’s independent sector providers have attacked new tariff prices for hospital procedures drawn up by the government, claiming they are unrealistic, unworkable, and unfair. The figures form the basis of Payment by results, the system whereby hospitals will be…...

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High earners think PMI is good value

Healthcare Market News (Insurance News) March 2004 Just 1% of Britain’s high earners believe that private medical insurance (PMI) does not offer good value for money, according to research published last month. Britain’s rich also feel that immediate access to consultant appointments is their main…...

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Medicash business development

Healthcare Market News (Personnel) March 2004 Healthcare insurance provider Medicash has appointed a new business development executive for the South of England. Jean Overhill has previously held roles as business development manager for HSA and account manager for Norwich Union, both in the South West....

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HCA’s Wellington steps up a gear

Healthcare Market News (News) March 2004 The Wellington Hospital, the large London hospital owned by HCA Healthcare, has responded to the growing threat posed by new independent treatment centre (ITC) providers with a multi-million pound investment in its ambulatory and diagnostic facilities. Under innovative plans…...

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Medicash signs Chelsea Village deal

Healthcare Market News (Insurance News) March 2004 Liverpool-based provider Medicash has agreed a deal to offer health cash plans to the 1,500 employees of Chelsea Village plc. The business, leisure and entertainment complex, built around Chelsea Football Club’s Stamford Bridge ground, features hotels, a health…...

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NHS Direct chief executive

Healthcare Market News (Personnel) March 2004 Ed Lester has been appointed chief executive for the new Special Health Authority being set up to run NHS Direct. Prior to joining the NHS, Lester was chief executive for nine years from Motability Finance Ltd, a car scheme…...

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Bullish outlook for Harley Street property

Healthcare Market News (News) March 2004 Demand for medical property in the Harley Street area is the strongest it has been for years, with medical rents now surpassing equivalent office space. According to Barry J Thomson of chartered surveyors Alexander Reece Thomson (ART), both major…...

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National Care Standards Commission

Healthcare Market News (Parliament) March 2004 Sandra Gidley asked the Secretary of State for Health (12 February 2004: Column 1696W) what the cost of the National Care Standards Commission (NCSC) has been in each year since its creation. Dr Stephen Ladyman: Revenue expenditure for the…...

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