Overseas Nurses

Healthcare Market News (Parliament) October 2003 Howard Stoate asked the Secretary of State for Health (17 September 2003: Column 854W) what efforts his Department is making to enforce the ban on the recruitment of nurses from developing countries. John Hutton: The code of practice for…...

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Ex-Clinicare boss Andrews in Goodhealth

Healthcare Market News (Insurance News) October 2003 Goodhealth Worldwide, the international health insurance provider, is launching into the UK private medical insurance sector in the latter part of this year. Derry Andrews, previously managing director of Clinicare, will head the new operation. Goodhealth’s UK branch…...

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Oasis Dental clinical director

Healthcare Market News (Personnel) October 2003 Oasis Dental Care has announced the appointment of Dr Patricia Langley as group clinical director, responsible for the maintenance and enhancement of clinical standards. Dr Langley joins Oasis having developed two practices in the Thames Valley, as well as…...

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Laser Eye Surgery

Healthcare Market News (Parliament) October 2003 Ashok Kuma asked the Secretary of State for Health (9 September 2003: Column 290W) what representations have been received by his Department from (a) the Medical Protection Society and (b) the Royal College of Ophthalmologists on (i) guidance for…...

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1,000 Scots in line for private treatment in England?

Healthcare Market News (News) October 2003 About 1,000 NHS patients in Scotland could be sent to private hospitals in England if their health trust fails to meet a nine-month treatment guarantee by the end of this year. The figure emerged as official figures disclosed that…...

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Halifax launches healthcare products

Healthcare Market News (Insurance News) October 2003 Halifax General Insurance is introducing three healthcare products, comprising a personal accident plan, a healthcare cash plan and accidental death benefit. Halifax General Insurance managing director Howard Posner said: ‘The ability to combine the products means that customers…...

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Patient choice consultation chairs

Healthcare Market News (Personnel) October 2003 Health Secretary John Reid has formally announced the appointment of chairs to the eight task groups for the Department’s consultation on patient choice (HMN Volume VII Issue x). The eight groups are working during September and October looking at…...

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PFI round-up

Healthcare Market News (News) October 2003 * The Scottish NHS trust which built the country’s biggest private finance initiative (PFI) funded hospital, the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh, is facing a financial crisis over the next six months. The Lothian University Hospitals NHS Trust has already…...

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