BMA progressing with ten point plan

Healthcare Market News (News) October 2001 The British Medical Association (BMA) has published its first progress report on Leading Change – a ten point plan to improve the quality of healthcare and maintain patients’ trust in doctors. The plan was set out in June this…...

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PMI sector should unite in innovation

Healthcare Market News (Insurance News) October 2001 The private medical insurance industry needs to capitalise on market opportunities by speaking with one voice, according to Val Gooding, chief executive at BUPA. Speaking at Laing & Buisson’s annual PMI conference last month, Gooding told delegates that…...

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BUPA senior appointment

Healthcare Market News (Personnel) October 2001 BUPA has announced the appointment of Dean Holden to the position of managing director – international businesses. The announcement comes following the retirement of David Boyle from the position of managing director, new businesses. Holden will be responsible for…...

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New DoH unit will drive through Public Private Partnerships

Healthcare Market News (News) October 2001 A new civil service unit has been set up within the Department of Health to steer Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in the NHS. The move was announced by new unit head, Andy McKeon, at Laing & Buisson’s Acute Healthcare…...

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NSE launches ‘e-epilepsy’

Healthcare Market News (News) October 2001 The National Society for Epilepsy (NSE) has launched a new website for professionals with an interest in epilepsy. The site aims to provide reliable, up-to-date information about the condition for medical, nursing and other professionals who can benefit from…...

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New cancer definition proposal wins charities’ approval

Healthcare Market News (Insurance News) October 2001 The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has proposed changes to the definition of prostate cancer for critical illness insurance, following a government backed drive to improve screening for the illness. It had been feared that the initiative, which…...

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Department of Health regional directors

Healthcare Market News (Personnel) October 2001 The Department of Health (DoH) has appointed four regional directors for health and social care. The appointments are as follow: North region – Peter Garland: regional head of Northern and Yorkshire since 1999. Midlands – David Nicholson: director of…...

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Demand for private hospital treatment remains healthy

Healthcare Market News (News) October 2001 The private hospital market is unlikely to be hit by the expected economic downturn, despite an anticipated dip in demand from self-payers in line with household spending, according to Laing’s Healthcare Market Review published this month. Editor William Laing…...

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