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News : November 2007

Private Healthcare UK keeps you up to date with the latest news and developments in private treatment in the UK.
  • Prudential moves equity release into the mainstream Prudential logoPrudential has moved equity release into the mainstream for retirement planning with the launch of the Prudential Lifetime Mortgage (PLTM). Bringing together two distinct plans within a single equity...
  • Private hospital provides for Essex NHS patients Spire HealthcareA private hospital in Brentwood is helping to provide patients across south-west Essex with greater choice over where they have hospital treatment, it has emerged.NHS patients in the region can now...
  • Malta popular with UK medical tourists Malta - skorba templesMedical tourism is becoming a sizeable industry in Malta thanks to growing frustration with long NHS waiting lists in the UK and patients' desire to avoid the risk of MRSA in British hospitals, it...
  • Make provision for long term care as early as you can elderly patient long term careNobody likes to consider that their health will deteriorate as they get older and the likelihood they may need long term care facilities. However, making sensible provision while you still can is...
  • Lincoln's new cover for age-related issues elderly patient long term careLincoln Financial Group has launched a new product designed to cover against typical ailments of old age. The cover, called Elderly Care, can be sold on a stand-alone basis or as a part of a package,...
  • Kissdental crowning glory at private dentistry 'Oscars' Kissdental win dentistry awardA Manchester dental practice has fought off stiff competition from 450 others to be named The Best Private Dental Practice of the Year at the Private Dentistry Awards. Manchester's Kissdental...
  • Bupa get set for an evening of rock and roll! BUPA small logoManchester has traditionally been home to some of the most ground-breaking young musical talent in the UK.Now you can show your support for a band of the future, and raise money to help educate...
  • Spire Healthcare aims to build on strong position Spire HealthcareThe new independent healthcare group Spire Healthcare has revealed plans to grow its business now that it has separated from Bupa.Already a leading player in the private hospital market, Spire...
  • Swifter assessments could prevent strokes Stroke RehabilitationFewer people would need stroke rehabilitation if patients suffering so-called 'mini strokes' were assessed sooner by specialists, a study suggests.Researchers at the University of Manchester found...
  • Women may delay knee replacement ops Knee replacement patient - BelgiumWomen who suffer from knee osteoarthritis appear to wait for longer than men before having knee surgery, experts have found.Osteoarthritis is one of the most common forms of arthritis, a disease...
  • STIs on the rise, report shows One in ten girls have sexual infectionA new report has raised concerns about Britain's sexual health, with the number of new sexually transmitted infections (STIs) increasing by 2.2 per cent between 2005 and 2006.A total of 376,508 new...
  • Varicose veins 'not just a cosmetic problem' Varicose vein surgery - Get a quote now Many people seek private treatment for varicose veins, with around 30 per cent of adults estimated to be affected by the problem.The condition is not just a cosmetic problem though, according to the...
  • Taiwan to promote medical tourism TaiwanPrivate hospitals in Taiwan are to promote the country for medical tourism and hope to generate US$215.52 million within three years.According to the Taipei Times, The announcement was made as the...
  • Young men benefit from innovative sexual health services young manYoung people have a "whole range of services available" for accessing information on sexual health and tests for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), the Sex Education Forum has said.Coordinator...
  • Sleep may prevent need for obesity treatment obese man sleepingChildren who regularly get a good night's sleep may be less likely to need obesity treatment in the future, researchers have said.A study of 785 children found that eight-year-olds who slept for ten...
  • Research reveals lack of trust in NHS clean hospital mrsaMany British people mistrust the NHS despite huge increases in spending, it has been revealed.A study at the University of Kent found that most people believe that recent NHS reforms have been...
  • Revolutionary knee joint op at Welsh private hospital Knee replacementThe first operation ever to be provided in Wales using a revolutionary artificial knee joint has taken place at a private hospital in Cardiff.The knee replacement operation, which is specifically...
  • Pregnancy smoking may lead to male infertility COPD - smokingMen whose mothers smoked during pregnancy are more likely to need infertility treatment, researchers have said.Previous research had suggested a link between smoking during pregnancy and infertility...
  • Scientists develop skin cancer detection tool skin cancer preventionEngineers are developing a new tool that should improve diagnosis of malignant melanoma and enable more timely skin cancer treatment.The skin analyser tool is being developed by experts at the...
  • Philippines enjoys 'new wave' of medical tourism Philippines - cadizThe Philippines is experiencing a 'new wave' of travellers seeking medical treatment abroad, according to former health secretary Alfredo Bengzon.Mr Bengzon told the Philippine Headline News that...
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