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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.
  • Young people consider life assurance sales too pushy One in ten girls have sexual infectionA third of 18- to 24-year-olds consider the process of buying life assurance intrusive, says research commissioned by TCP Lifesystems. According to TCP 32% of under25s were uncomfortable with the...
  • HealthSure links with Manchester City HealthSure logoManchester based health cash insurer HealthSure has become the official healthcare partner to Manchester City. New boss James Glover plans changes. He wants the company to be much more active in the...
  • DIY dentistry? Go private instead! tooth extractionA survey of the state of the UK dentistry by the Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health (CPPIH) shows a fifth of the 5,212 patients polled had used a private dentist. A fifth of...
  • 5% discount for M&S life insurance computer mouse internetMarks & Spencer Money has launched a five per cent discount on life insurance premiums for online applications. The 5 % offer is r from October 15th to December 31st 2007 and customers are also being...
  • Leading dental insurer slams NHS Dental treatment in HungaryFollowing the findings of Dentistry Watch, a government-backed survey on UK dentistry, leading dental insurance provider DPAS has slammed the state of the NHS. Dentistry Watch was set up to record...
  • Medical tourism means demand for translators India Indian hospital treats rejected NHS patientsHospitals in India are increasingly taking on foreign language translators to meet the needs of the growing number of medical tourists opting for treatment in the country.According to Indian...
  • Back up debt deals with payment protection insurance (PPI) Paymentcare logoBorrowers who were hoping to find some respite from the pressure of mounting debts will have to continue to find a way of shouldering their burden, says independent payment protection provider...
  • Term Life preferred to Whole Life Term Life preferred to Whole Life insuranceConsumers in the UK looking to take out life insurance are more likely to choose term insurance as opposed to whole of life insurance, it has been revealed. According to independent financial advisor...
  • Friends Provident unveils new income protection model Friends ProvidentFriends Provident, the income protection market leader, has linked up with MorganAsh to provide a tele-interviewing service to speed up income protection applications and reduce non-disclosure. ...
  • Thailand's medical tourism attracts 70,000 Emiratis Bangkok temple - ThailandA 20,000 increase in the demand for treatment abroad in Thailand has seen the UAE's medical tourism figures rise to 70,000 patients. A medical tourism investigation conducted by Gulf News, situated...
  • Health industry employers don't care about stress EMPLOYERS IN THE HEALTH INDUSTRY DON’T CARE ABOUT STRESSA staggering 56 per cent of employees working in the health industry believe that their employer doesn't care how stressed they are at work, according to the results of a new independent survey...
  • Norwich Union plans revamp norwich union healthcareNorwich Union is set to completely revamp its protection range in a bid to better meet consumer needs. This month they will undertake 70 in depth consumer and adviser interviews aimed at determining...
  • HSA improves Dental Plan HSA logoHSA have updated their Dental Plan, with cover starting from as little as 24p per day per person, that's just £7.35 per month. The Dental Plan includes: 100% money back towards bills for maintenance,...
  • FSA plans for income protection FSA - Financial Services AuthorityThe Financial Services Authority (FSA) continues to be very worried about the mis-selling of Payment Protection Insurance (PPI). The right PPI can provide valuable protection for consumers, but they...
  • People prefer phone to e-commerce when it comes to insurance prefer to contact insurance companies by phoneResearch from Standard Life Healthcare gives a valuable insight into how people are using email, the web and SMS text to access services. Insurance is an area where people tend to be reticent about...
  • AXA PPP healthcare on approved NHS list AXA PPP Healthcare logoAXA PPP healthcare is one of only 14 private firms approved to help primary care trusts (PCTs) in England commission services for patients. The firms could offer help in areas such as data analysis,...
  • Dental treatment holiday package in Kerala India Kerala BeachDental patients from the UK are saving thousands of pounds by choosing to have their dental treatments abroad. What's more, they are combining their treatment abroad with fantastic holidays in some...
  • Medical tourism boom in America Estonia - stethoscope on case of moneyAs the presidential hopefuls reveal their intentions for the US healthcare system, Americans are turning to a market-driven approach to get their medical treatment abroad. Last year, some 150,000 US...
  • Americans choose discreet low cost medical care abroad Americans choose discreet low cost medical care abroadBy travelling abroad for complex medical procedures, Americans can save between five and 20 times the cost of having their operations on home soil. This staggering figure, published by consultancy...
  • 10 second laser eye surgery in London 10 second laser eye surgery in LondonA laser eye surgery clinic has invested in a new laser which will treat most prescriptions in less than 10 seconds. This astounding feat, at the new FOCUS Laser Vision clinic, of Wimpole Street,...
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