Millions for private treatment for Scots

Healthcare Market News (News) November 2003 The Scottish Executive has announced new funding for NHS Boards to spend on private treatment for NHS patients. NHS Boards will receive £3.8m under the Arbuthnott formula to expand capacity in their area or to buy capacity in the…...

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BUPA strikes it lucky in Middle East

Healthcare Market News (News) November 2003 BUPA International has formed a strategic alliance with Oman Insurance Company (OIC) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The partnership comes ahead of expected legislation that will allow only locally registered private healthcare to be sold in the UAE…....

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Further progress at Allied Healthcare

Healthcare Market News (Company News) November 2003 Allied Healthcare (UK) Ltd, the provider of nurses and healthcare workers in the community, has recently filed last year’s accounts which show the continued progress being made by this US-owned organisation. Many industry professionals will remember the early…...

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Ongoing work at Covenant

Healthcare Market News (Mental Health) November 2003 Covenant Healthcare, the organisation run by former Crestacare boss Dr Magdy Ishak, has told HMN of three new psychiatric facilities it hopes will be onstream by March 2005. A 15-bed unit providing psychiatric rehabilitation services is to be…...

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NHS Alliance: GP shortage will worsen

Healthcare Market News (News) November 2003 The NHS Alliance has warned that a shortage of GPs will lead to major problems for the health service, after official figures announced last month revealed that thousands of GP posts are lying vacant across England and Wales. The…...

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BUPA Cheshire facelift nears completion

Healthcare Market News (News) November 2003 A £3.7m facelift to BUPA’s hospital in Stretton, North Cheshire is nearing the final stages of completion. Contractor Bluestone has completed a full refurbishment of the outpatient department along with a new pharmacy, an extension and refurbishment to the…...

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James Hull flotation looking more likely

Healthcare Market News (Company News) November 2003 James Hull Associates (JHA), the private dental chain, has appointed Numis Securities as broker, prompting fresh speculation that the company could be floated by the end of the year. Analysts estimate the company to be worth between £55m…...

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Florence Nightingale adolescent unit

Healthcare Market News (Mental Health) November 2003 Florence Nightingale Hospitals, the six-strong psychiatric chain owned by Capio AB, has transferred and expanded its 13-bed adolescent inpatient unit in Marylebone, central London, to a new 21-bed unit in Chelsea, SW3. The group opened the Marlyebone unit…...

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Compensation for overseas treatment

Healthcare Market News (News) November 2003 The government has been granted the right to appeal a High Court ruling that NHS patients facing ‘undue delay’ on waiting lists can seek operations in other European Union countries and claim the cost back from the health service…....

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