PPPs are working says new report

Healthcare Market News (News) November 2001 Contrary to media opinion, Public/Private Partnerships (PPPs) are bringing benefits to the public sector and, overall, are working well, according to a survey carried out by PricewaterhouseCoopers. 27 PPP projects, six of which were at hospitals, were asked to…...

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Cancer Treatment (Waiting Times)

Healthcare Market News (Parliament) November 2001 The Secretary of State for Health was asked (15 Oct 2001: Column: 1042W) what the average waiting time between general practitioner referral and clinical treatment was for breast cancer cases, lung cancer cases and lower gastrointestinal cancer cases in…...

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Further developments at PMI online service

Healthcare Market News (Insurance News) November 2001 An Independent Financial Advisor referral service is being established by moneysupermarket.com, the consumer website of Mortgage 2000 Group, following the launch of its PMI policy ‘supermarket’. Visitors to the site enter their personal details and level of policy…...

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Private sector healthcare needs more regulation, says King’s Fund

Healthcare Market News (News) November 2001 All UK health care should be subject to a common system of state regulation, regardless of whether it is provided by the NHS or the private or voluntary sectors, according to the King’s Fund. Launching a policy paper and…...

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Market dominated by big three

Healthcare Market News (News) November 2001 The independent acute hospital market is still dominated by three major players, according to The Fitzhugh Directory of Healthcare and Long-Term Care published last month. Writing in the key trends and annual review article, publisher William Fitzhugh, said that…...

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Public/Private Partnerships

Healthcare Market News (Parliament) November 2001 The Secretary of State for Health was asked (16 Oct 2001: Column: 1120W) how many meetings he has had with trade unions since 7 June to discuss Public/Private Partnerships (PPPs) in the NHS. Alan Milburn: I have met with…...

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Five year ban on the use of genetic tests by insurance industry

Healthcare Market News (Insurance News) November 2001 A five year ban has been placed on insurance companies’ use of genetic test results, the Department of Health has announced. The move follows a new agreement between the government and the Association of British Insurers, and is…...

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Milburn announces further commitment to private sector

Healthcare Market News (News) November 2001 The role of the private sector in the NHS was put on a more permanent footing last month following the government’s announcement of an additional £40m to purchase more elective operations from the private sector. Part of a £100m…...

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New report identifies opportunities in pathology market

Healthcare Market News (News) November 2001 The reprovisioning of NHS pathology will offer exciting opportunities for private and public sector pathology laboratories over the next few years, according to a new report from Laing & Buisson. Some of the changes will involve consolidation of NHS…...

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NHS/Private Sector Concordat

Healthcare Market News (Parliament) November 2001 The Secretary of State for Health was asked (16 Oct 2001: Column: 1120W) what steps he has taken to review the concordats between the NHS and the private sector. John Hutton: My officials are surveying health authorities and trusts…...

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