Price regulation scheme could be applied to tariffs

Healthcare Market News (News) October 2004 The Department of Health (DH) has rejected calls from independent providers for the establishment of a regulatory body to oversee the setting of its tariff prices. Speaking at Laing & Buisson’s Annual Acute Healthcare Conference in September, DH commercial…...

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Diagnostic and Treatment Centres

Healthcare Market News (Parliament) October 2004 Andy King (Lab) asked the Secretary of State for Health (7 September 2004 : Column 1074W) what the anticipated construction cost, date for start of construction and date for completion is of each diagnostic and treatment centre already completed…...

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Males more likely to be hospitalised for depression and anxiety

Healthcare Market News (Mental Health) October 2004 Psychiatric admissions for depression and anxiety are more common amongst men than women. The figures, based on population morbidity surveys and published in the October issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry call into question the commonly held…...

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Paddington Health Campus

Healthcare Market News (Public Private Partnerships) October 2004 North West London Strategic Health Authority has received the final report of the Independent Review Steering Group into the Paddington Health Campus PFI project. The review, which concluded earlier this year, was carried out for the Strategic…...

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NHS Professionals owes £5m says REC

Healthcare Market News (News) October 2004 NHS Professionals could be pushing smaller private recruitment agencies out of business by not paying its bills, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has claimed. The organisation, which represents over 6,000 recruitment agencies across all sectors, said the unpaid…...

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Liverpool PFI confirmed

Healthcare Market News (Public Private Partnerships) October 2004 Managers at the Royal Liverpool Hospital have confirmed plans to spend £499m on a new building on or near its current site in Prescot Street under the Private Finance Initiative. The Trust ruled out the refurbishment of…...

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Government dilutes plans for compulsory treatment

Healthcare Market News (Mental Health) October 2004 The government has made a number of concessions on its plans to enforce treatment of people with severe mental illness following widespread outcry from charities and psychiatrists. The Department of Health received over 2,000 objections to the original…...

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GPG announces new primary health centre contracts

Healthcare Market News (Public Private Partnerships) October 2004 Primary care building investment and development company General Practice Group has announced plans to develop six new primary health buildings in the north of England. The sites will be: * Swinton, Salford: A medical centre with attached…...

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Plans for new NHS PPU unveiled

Healthcare Market News (News) October 2004 Bromley Hospitals NHS Trust has revealed plans to build a £4m Private Patient Unit (PPU) at the Princess Royal University Hospital in Farnborough. The plans, put before the new hospital patients’ forum last month, have been drawn up in…...

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Castle Hill Hospital

Healthcare Market News (Public Private Partnerships) October 2004 Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust is expected to announce the preferred bidder for the £55m Castle Hill Hospital project in East Yorkshire this month. Sources at Contract Journal have tipped Shepherd as the front runner…...

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