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News : September 2007

Private Healthcare UK keeps you up to date with the latest news and developments in private treatment in the UK.
  • Bupa Arabia seeks to raise cash BUPA small logoBupa's Saudi subsidiary will seek to raise money on the stock market in an initial public offering that may take place early in 2008. The Saudi government has granted approval to Bupa Arabia to...
  • Bupa Arabia authorised BUPA small logoThe Saudi Council of Ministers has given approval to Bupa Arabia to operate as a licensed cooperative health care insurance company in the kingdom. The company is currently known as Bupa Middle East....
  • Bupa in Australian Merger BUPA small logoBupa, the UK health insurer, has confirmed its intention to create Australia's biggest health fund by merging its local division with MBF, the market's second biggest player. The bid is around £740...
  • AXA reduces prices AXA sunlife logoAhead of expected intense competition from PruProtect, AXA has lead what many other insurers are expected to do publicly or Just over half of all prices are reduced.The average reduction is 3.5%....
  • Britons save thousands on treatment abroad Britons save thousands on treatment abroadThe Mail on Sunday's recent investigation into medical tourism revealed that Britons can save thousands of pounds in choosing to have their treatment abroad.It reported: 35,000 Britons a year travel...
  • Standard Life wins award for children's concerts Standard life logoStandard Life has won the Arts, Business & Sustainability category at the Arts and Business Awards, in recognition of the company's established and ongoing partnership with Children's Classic...
  • Standard Life boosts income protection cover Standard life logoStandard Life has introduced improvements to its Income Protection Plan Maximum benefit increased to £150,000 from £125,000 All exclusions including pregnancy and HIV are removed Andrew Cook, Product...
  • Britons go abroad for dental treatment Hungary Dental - dentistThe Observer newspaper reported on Sunday that some 20,000 UK citizens travelled abroad last year for dental treatment. "Property investors and skiers have long known about the advantages of a trip...
  • BMI Healthcare offers service to expose the silent disease BMI HealthcareUp to half of women over 50 in the UK will suffer from an osteoporosis related fracture according to The National Osteoporosis Society, however, many do not know that they have the condition until...
  • Saga / AA merger approved Saga logoAA, a private equity-owned motoring services firm, and holidays firm Saga Holdings Ltd have won permission from the European Commission for a joint venture combining their operations. The two will...
  • Saga / AA merger problems Saga logoInitial reports on the merger suggested that both companies would still run separately. This may have been misleading. It now emerges that at least 2000 jobs are at risk and that the insurance...
  • Protection providers should spend ten times more educating consumers LifeSearchThe protection gap will only close if insurers commit at least ten times more turnover to educating consumers about their products. says Lifesearch managing director Tom Baigrie. Speaking at an...
  • Smoking found to harm oral surgery outcome oral surgerySmokers who are considering private dentistry may want to think about giving up cigarettes first, as a new study has found that smoking can affect the outcome of oral surgery.Researchers from the...
  • WPA wins top national award WPA logoTauntonbased health insurer WPA has been recognised as Britain's most innovative healthcare provider. It scooped the accolade at the Laing & Buisson National Awards ceremony. The prestigious award...
  • Norwich Union announces Post Office deal norwich union healthcareNorwich Union has a new distribution deal with Post Office Financial Services. The relationship will see exclusive Post Office-branded Norwich Union protection products available for the millions of...
  • Legal & General calls in Samaritans Legal & General calls in SamaritansLegal & General has turned to the Samaritans for specialist training and advice on how to handle potentially difficult or sensitive calls with customers who are making a claim. The training is...
  • Saga launches price comparison site computer mouse internetSaga has launched ConfidentCover.com, an insurance price comparison site for the over-50s. Confident Cover.com has innovative tools that enable customers to tailor their cover so they get the right...
  • Consider financial protection on World Alzheimers Day LifeSearchLifeSearch finds the best ways to protect against the financial loss that could be caused by Alzheimers disease, as part of World Alzheimers Day on 21 September. Worrying news from the London School...
  • Westfield Health continues life-saving initiative Westfield Health logoWestfield Health has continued its initiative to provide free life-saving equipment to the community. The company has donated nine defibrillator machines to a variety of organisations across South...
  • Westfield health launches surgery and cash plan combination Westfield Health logoWestfield Health has combined surgery cover with a health cash plan in a groundbreaking move to help employers cut sickness absence. Surgery Choices is now available as an add on benefit to...
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