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News : October 2007

Private Healthcare UK keeps you up to date with the latest news and developments in private treatment in the UK.
  • NHS to ration caesarean births new babyNHS hospitals in Greater Manchester will no longer let women have elective caesareans, meaning that women who choose to have a caesarean birth must seek private maternity services, it has emerged.
  • Combined Insurance launches cancer care plan Combined InsuranceCombined Insurance, a leading and growing accident and health insurer, has announced the launch of a new Care for Cancer Plan to provide protection and financial support for individuals and their...
  • Self regulation framework for non-cosmetic procedures pretty woman has lip injection collagenThe Independent Healthcare Advisory Services (IHAS) has revealed that it is in the process of setting up a self-regulatory scheme for providers of non-cosmetic procedures. Following an invitation...
  • Bupa opens in Ecuador BUPA small logoBupa International has opened Bupa Ecuador, a new company in the capital city Quito. Under other names it is already the leading health insurer in Ecuador.
  • Bupa's new Miami office BUPA International logoBupa International is opening a new office in Miami which will eventually become the central hub for its American operations. Currently trading under various names including BUPA and IHI , with what...
  • Onlyinsurance to launch online PMI product onlyinsurance.comA new online private medical insurance proposition is to be launched by aggregator Onlyinsurance.com. The company plans to introduce a proposition that aims to offer customers the best deal on a...
  • Bupa reduces life and CI premiums BUPA small logoBupa has reduced premium rates for its life and critical illness products. Life rates have reduced on average by 4.5 per cent and critical illness rates have reduced by around 2 per cent.
  • Bupa Thailand and Tesco BUPA International logoBupa Thailand has until now mostly sold corporate health insurance. In a venture unique to the country, it has done a deal with Tesco in Thailand to offer health insurance to individuals. Cover will...
  • Bupa improves NHS purchasing BUPA small logoBupa has been appointed to Department of Health Framework for procuring External Support for Commissioners (FESC)Dr Natalie-Jane MacDonald, of Bupa, says: "Bupa is pleased to have been appointed to...
  • Tesco guarantee 20% saving on health insurance Tesco personal financeTesco launched health insurance in January and as a special offer to mark the launch of Tesco Health Insurance Finest Cover, it guarantees to cut premiums for customers who already have health...
  • Get fit quick - health insurance alert for UK Westfield Health logoThere's no doubting what the current big issue in terms of UK health is. Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is tackling the nutritional content of school dinners, Gillian McKeith reminds fast food fans and...
  • Standard Life and Pearl battle to buy Resolution Standard life logoHours after the board of Resolution recommended shareholders to accept Standard Life's offer to acquire the firm which would see it abandon its Glasgow base, move to Edinburgh, and sell part of the...
  • Resolution insurance set to seek raised bids Standard life logoThe battle for Resolution reopened after the life insurance group's board withdrew a recommendation for a bid by Standard Life. Resolution is likely to ask both Standard Life and its competitor...
  • Mouth Cancer Awareness Week Marbella clinic - dental treatmentMouth cancer has the worst survival rates of all cancers.Less than 50% of patients survive more than 5 years after diagnosis because of the difficulty in detecting oral cancer early. Mouth Cancer...
  • Groupama improves personal accident policies Groupama HealthcareGroupama Insurances has made a range of significant enhancements to its personal accident for individuals and small business owners. Lynn Harris, Head of Customer Proposition for Groupama, comments,...
  • Private medical insurance: Autumn deals UK moneyIf you buy in November, Essential Healthcare will give you £50.00 cash back. What's more, if you introduce a friend you'll get another £50.00 back. Designed to adapt to individual requirements,...
  • Fortis income protection coming in 2008 Fortis insurance2008 will see the entry of the UK arm of Belgian insurer Fortis, into the protection market. The company promises to offer a range of products that will make existing competitor ones look old-...
  • Post Office launches life insurance Post Office logoThe Post Office has launched a new term life policy, and is offering a £100 cash back bonus to anyone taking out a policy. Post Office Life Insurance has the flexibility for customers to choose...
  • New survery shows how men access medical advice Erectile dysfunctionA new survey reveals this week that the majority of UK men over 30 years old visit their GPs only if they feel ill for more than a week. The survey also suggested that visits to their doctor are...
  • Medicash sees dental claims increase Medicash new logo (small)The number of customers making dental care claims, and the amount they claim for, have both increased as the numbers of NHS dentists has fallen, says Liverpool health cash plan provider Medicash. ...
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