DoH makes progress on cancelled ops

Healthcare Market News (News) October 2003 Department of Health (DoH) figures released last month have shown that between April and June, a total of 14,092 patients had their operation cancelled for non-clinical reasons just days before their appointment. Of these, 1,534 were not admitted within…...

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Progress continues at New Victoria

Healthcare Market News (Company News) October 2003 New Victoria Hospital, the independent acute hospital run for 22 years by Charles Hutton, has reported another successful year of operation. While the figures show that this charitable trust increased turnover by 14% to £9.7m and improved profit…...

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First joint-funded DoH-IHA position

Healthcare Market News (Personnel) October 2003 Steve Partridge, formerly clinical education and training manager for the London Clinic, has joined the Independent Healthcare Association (IHA), filling the first ever post jointly funded by the IHA and the Department of Health. The main focus of the…...

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Rise in GP out-of-hours complaints

Healthcare Market News (News) October 2003 Complaints about GPs’ out-of-hours care have risen five-fold over the past seven years, it has emerged. According to a Medical Defence Union (MDU) survey of GP complaints published last month, in 1997 the defence body was notified of 21…...

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Special Feature: Healthcare Valuations and Exit Strategies for Investors

Healthcare Market News (Company News) October 2003 As a prelude to Laing & Buisson’s 2003 Annual Investing in Healthcare Conference, to be held on 16 October 2003, HMN looks at the current position, healthcare valuations and exit strategies for healthcare investors. Last year, venture capitalists…...

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Priory director of healthcare services

Healthcare Market News (Personnel) October 2003 Priory Healthcare has appointed Professor Chris Thompson to the newly-created post of group director of healthcare services. Professor Thompson, currently head of the School of Medicine and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Southampton, will be responsible for…...

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NHS Direct failing those that need it most

Healthcare Market News (News) October 2003 NHS Direct is largely used by white, middle class people and is rarely used by those who would arguably benefit most from advice from nurses, according to research published last month. The study, which was funded by the Economic…...

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New entrant for UK PMI market

Healthcare Market News (Insurance News) October 2003 A new company called PatientChoice Ltd has entered the UK personal medical insurance (PMI) market, aiming to offer companies a low cost alternative to traditional employee PMI. London-based PatientChoice has been supported in product development by Munich Re,…...

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Reed chairman

Healthcare Market News (Personnel) October 2003 Reed Health Group plc, the provider of healthcare staffing services in the health, social care and education sectors, has announced the appointment of Barry Hartop as non-executive chairman with immediate effect. Hartop, who has been a non-executive director of…...

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