Independent providers will face unannounced inspections this year

Healthcare Market News (News) May 2005 A third of all the Healthcare Commission’s inspections of private providers will be unannounced in 2005/06 despite concerns from some providers that this will increase disruption. The move, which was first suggested by the Commission last year (HMN November…...

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Healthcare could suffer under new tax rules

Healthcare Market News (Company News) May 2005 On 4 March the Inland Revenue announced significant changes to the rules on transfer pricing and corporate debt, which will affect the tax treatment of shareholder debt provided by Private Equity (PE) funds and could mark the day…...

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New finance director at BHSF

Healthcare Market News (Personnel) May 2005 BHSF Group has appointed Nick Wright as finance director. Wright, who took up the post on 1 May, joined the company as group accountant in 2003 after 16 years as head of financial accounting, control and risks at Britannic…...

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Princess Grace to install robotic surgery equipment

Healthcare Market News (News) May 2005 The Princess Grace Hospital is installing a Da Vinci robotic surgical system. The HCA-owned hospital is the first independent sector hospital in the UK to own and operate the system, which it plans to have up and running during…...

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McIndoe Surgical Centre forced into BMI hands

Healthcare Market News (Company News) May 2005 Regrettably, it seems that the McIndoe Surgical Centre, the East Grinstead based unit named after war hero Archie McIndoe and taken over by BMI Healthcare last year (HMN: February 2004), was unable to continue to act independently due…...

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Law firm appoints head of healthcare

Healthcare Market News (Personnel) May 2005 Law firm Mills & Reeve has appointed Dr Gill Thomas as head of the healthcare practice for the South Eastern region. Dr Thomas, who is based in the firm’s Cambridge office, is one the firm’s leading technology lawyers and…...

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Varicose vein treatment

Healthcare Market News (News) May 2005 The London Clinic has launched a new minimally-invasive treatment for varicose veins. The procedure, which has been dubbed ‘lunch-time surgery’ takes place under local anaesthetic and can be carried out in less than one hour. EndoLaser Vein System (ELVeS)…...

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Cheadle Royal improves

Healthcare Market News (Company News) May 2005 Cheadle Royal Healthcare Ltd, the operator of the Cheadle Royal hospital, has reported an improved trading performance for the year to 30 June 2004. Turnover increased by 20% to a new record level of £15.9m (2003: £13.2m) and…...

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Cromwell introduces one stage prostate cancer treatment

Healthcare Market News (News) May 2005 One-stage prostate brachytherapy, also known as permanent radioactive seed implant therapy, is now available at the Cromwell Hospital in London. Brachytherapy is widely established in the US and Europe as the preferred option for early prostate cancer treatment. Outcomes…...

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