Hewitt takes over from Reid at Department of Health

Healthcare Market News (News) May 2005 Patricia Hewitt has been appointed secretary of state for health in the prime minister’s post-election cabinet reshuffle. John Reid, who took over the post from Alan Milburn in June 2003, has been moved to secretary of state for defence…....

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Ipswich planning application

Healthcare Market News (Public Private Partnerships) May 2005 Formal planning applications for the £26m Garret Anderson centre at Ipswich have been submitted to Ipswich Council. Prospect Healthcare is preferred bidder for the scheme, which includes a new accident and emergency facility, critical care unit and…...

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Tim Elsigood to head up IHF

Healthcare Market News (Personnel) May 2005 Tim Elsigood is leaving Capio to take up the post of executive director at the Independent Healthcare Forum (IHF). Elsigood, who is currently chairman of the IHF, will take up the new post in June after 12 years with…...

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Independent sector calls for more input into Welsh ‘second offer scheme’

Healthcare Market News (News) May 2005 The Independent Healthcare Forum (IHF) is calling on the National Assembly for Wales to increase its use of independent healthcare providers under the ‘second offer scheme’ and to contract work on a longer term basis to allow for better…...

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Whipps Cross on hold

Healthcare Market News (Public Private Partnerships) May 2005 Consort Healthcare has withdrawn from the PFI competition to design and deliver a new hospital at Whipps Cross University Hospital. The consortium, which had been shortlisted alongside Bouygues, said it had taken the decision because it had…...

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BUPA non-executive director

Healthcare Market News (Personnel) May 2005 BUPA has appointed Lord Leitch as a non-executive director. Lord Leitch has had a distinguished career in the financial services sector and is currently a non-executive director of United Business Media plc. Until last year, he was chairman and…...

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Caesarean rate climbs to nearly 23%

Healthcare Market News (News) May 2005 The proportion of births carried out by caesarean section rose to 22.7% in 2003/04. The caesarean section rate has nearly doubled since 1990/01 when it stood at 12%, but appeared to plateau at 22% last year. The figures, contained…...

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Electra Partners acquires Covenant Healthcare

Healthcare Market News (Company News) May 2005 Pheonix Equity Partners has sold Covenant Healthcare to private equity house Electra Partners Europe for £170m ending months of speculation on the supposed bidding war taking place for the company, which includes Abbey Hospitals, cosmetic surgery chain Transform…...

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PruHealth CEO

Healthcare Market News (Personnel) May 2005 PruHealth chief executive Catherine McGraph has stepped down after just six months following the company’s official launch last October. McGraph has been replaced by PruHealth board member Shaun Matisonn, who has been with the joint venture’s South African partner…...

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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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