GDC calls for views on guidance

Healthcare Market News (Dentistry) May 2005 The General Dental Council (GDC) is calling for views on draft guidance for fitness to practise decision-makers. The GDC is gearing up for a major overhaul of its procedures for dealing with dental professionals whose fitness to practise may…...

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Healthcare Commission

Healthcare Market News (Parliament) May 2005 John Bercow asked the Secretary of State for Health (6 April 2005: Column 1552W) how many representations he has received from private and voluntary healthcare providers on fees for inspection by the Healthcare Commission. Dr Stephen Ladyman: On 8…...

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Sainsbury’s exits PMI market

Healthcare Market News (Insurance News) May 2005 Sainsbury’s Bank has exited the PMI market less than one year after it became the first supermarket to launch a health insurance product. Following a review, Sainsbury’s said it had decided to close the product to new customers…...

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BMA manifesto urges politicians to protect NHS general practice

Healthcare Market News (News) May 2005 People value their GP more than health services based in walk-in centres. According to a MORI survey of 2,133 adults for the British Medical Association (BMA), 75% feel their local GP surgery is more important than having access to…...

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Figures confirm rise in Scotland’s self-pay business

Healthcare Market News (News) May 2005 Figures published by the Scottish Independent Hospitals Association (SIHA) have confirmed speculation that Scotland’s self-pay market is flourishing. Self-financing individuals accounted for 26% of the 300,900 patients seen in the country’s independent acute hospitals in 2004, compared to 21%…...

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Operations

Healthcare Market News (Parliament) May 2005 Paul Burstow asked the Secretary of State for Health (6 April 2005: Columns 1557W/1558W) how many operations were contracted for in each of his Department’s contracts with independent sector firms to provide NHS operations; how many operations have been…...

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Medical expenses plan extended to individuals

Healthcare Market News (Insurance News) May 2005 New medical expenses provider YourHealth+ has extended its innovative Health Fund product to individual customers. The company, which is headed up by former 21st Century Health Plans boss Jo Clark, launched its product, a combination of medical insurance…...

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Health promotion

Healthcare Market News (Parliament) May 2005 Andrew Lansley asked the Secretary of State for Health (5 April 2005: Column 1443W) where the first wave of pilots to promote health and wellbeing through the workplace will be situated; when the pilots will commence; and what funding…...

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NHS caesareans transferred to Portland

Healthcare Market News (News) May 2005 Elective caesareans from Northwick Park hospital, part of North West London Hospitals NHS Trust, could be transferred to HCA’s Portland Hospital as part of the special measures imposed on the trust’s maternity unit following an investigation by the Healthcare…...

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