Teenage pregnancy termination stats

Healthcare Market News (News) May 2004 The proportion of conceptions terminated by abortion among under 20-year-olds increased slightly from 36% in 1990 to 39% in 2000, according to new figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS). Over half (51%) of all conceptions among under…...

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NHS Highlands to privatise chiropody?

Healthcare Market News (News) May 2004 A Conservative MSP has warned that NHS Highlands could become the first region in Scotland to privatise chiropody, after it emerged that one in three patients seeking treatment have been cut from NHS waiting lists. NHS Highland has discharged…...

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Impreglio wins £60m Oxford deal

Healthcare Market News (Public Private Partnerships) May 2004 The £60m deal for the rebuild of Churchill Hospital in Headington, Oxford has been awarded to Impregilo. Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust chose Impreglio over Carillion, which had been aiming to add the scheme to the £135m…...

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£100m hospital for Gwent

Healthcare Market News (Public Private Partnerships) May 2004 A PFI-funded £100m, 266-bed hospital is to be built in Caerphilly in Wales. The project, still several years away, envisages an emergency and minor injuries services, diagnostic and treatment facilities, a children’s clinic, stroke care, rehabilitation beds…...

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Macmillan-accredited nurses at BMI

Healthcare Market News (News) May 2004 Two nurses accredited by cancer charity Macmillan Cancer Relief have begun work caring for cancer sufferers at BMI Healthcare’s Priory Hospital in Birmingham. The two nurses, who are the first Macmillan-accredited ones in the independent healthcare sector outside of…...

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Midlands police using private healthcare

Healthcare Market News (News) May 2004 Police authorities in Staffordshire are planning to double the amount of money they spend on private healthcare as part of a drive to get more sick officers back to work faster. Last year Staffordshire Police spent £15,000 on private…...

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Healthcare holds up well at CSG

Healthcare Market News (Company News) May 2004 Corporate Services Group plc (CSG), the former Blue Arrow recruitment business, has announced another set of losses, this time reaching only £12.1m at operating level (2002: loss £16.7m). Although the group’s general staffing business managed to lose £15.6m…...

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BUPA non-executive director

Healthcare Market News (Personnel) May 2004 Robert Walther has been appointed as a non-executive director by BUPA. Walther is currently chairman of Fleming Claverhouse, Fidelity European Values and a non-executive director of Nationwide Building Society. He previously held positions as chief executive of Clerical Medical…...

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BUPA hospital of the year – Leeds

Healthcare Market News (News) May 2004 BUPA Hospital Leeds has won the organisation’s Hospital of the Year award. The award recognises the Roundhay Hall hospital for its excellence in four key performance areas: patient and consultant satisfaction, service organisation profile and profitability. The decision was…...

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SHA limits consultants private work

Healthcare Market News (News) May 2004 Doctors in Surrey and Sussex have complained that their strategic health authority (SHA) is unfairly restricting the amount of private practice they can undertake under the new consultant’s contract. Under an agreement struck between medical directors, chief executives and…...

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