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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.
  • Sheffield cancer care gets charity boost Westfield Health logoWestfield Health has given its support to improve cancer care facilities in Sheffield. The company has donated more than £25,000 to Weston Park Hospital to provide a 'Look Good, Feel Good Suite' in...
  • People prefer to contact insurers by phone People prefer to contact insurer by phoneThe majority of people prefer to contact insurers by phone, says research from Standard Life Healthcare. The survey of 1,021 adults found that 59% prefer to use the phone, followed by the web (18%),...
  • Expats health insurance - A new life in the sun? expat health insuranceThousands of Britons emigrate every year, citing better jobs, more favourable weather and large ex-pat communities as their motives for the move. As young families struggle to keep their heads above...
  • FSA fines mortgage firm and its chief executive Financial Services AuthorityThe Financial Services Authority (FSA) has fined Hadenglen Home Finance Plc (Hadenglen) £133,000, and its chief executive £49,000, for inadequate systems and controls when recommending re-mortgages...
  • Why Take a Critical Illness Insurance Policy Cover? insurance contractDarlene Kaitlin of insurance intermediary Essential Health says; Critical illness insurance is a policy that helps you to afford the medical treatment for a life threatening disease. Medical...
  • HSBC re-writes the protection rulebook HSBCHSBC is re-writing the protection rule book with the launch of its LifeChoices plan, a one-stop-shop product that incorporates four key elements of protection and strips down the underwriting process...
  • Engage Mutual use voice of Sarah Parish to draw customers engage mutualNext week Engage Mutual Assurance launches a new TV campaign to profile its Whole of Life product. The Harrogate based mutual has used the voice of actress Sarah Parish of Cutting It and Peak...
  • Zurich enhances protection proposition Zurich financial services logoZurich has launched two new products for the mortgage and personal protection markets. Decreasing Mortgage Cover and Level Protection Plan - offer a number of combinations of cover, including...
  • Aetna to acquire Goodhealth Worldwide AetnaUS based international insurer Aetna has entered into an agreement to acquire Goodhealth Worldwide, a leading managing general underwriter for international private medical insurance that offers...
  • PruHealth and Sainsburys encourage customers to eat healthily PruHealthPruHealth, the innovative private medical insurer has partnered with leading supermarket Sainsburys in a move that could see PruHealth customers rewarded for buying fresh fruit and vegetables at...
  • Families in future healthcare plight HSA logoLatest research by health cash and private medical insurer HSA reveals a worrying picture for the future health of the UK.The annual benchmark survey has found that the nation is losing its faith in...
  • LV= sets out transparent approach to protection claims LV logo resizeLV= sets out transparent approach to protection claimsClear, comprehensive up-front disclosure is key to customer confidence, and will help tackle fraud Customers should not have to battle to have...
  • Norwich Union Healthcare customers to see enhancement to outpatient psychiatric benefit Norwich Union logoNorwich Union Healthcare is enhancing policy benefits on outpatient treatment for acute psychiatric conditions. Affecting all policies with outpatient psychiatric benefit, the streamlined referral...
  • Travel agents mis-selling travel insurance bullySainsbury's Travel Insurance is urging holidaymakers to stand up to those travel agents still using bullying tactics to sell insurance. Its alarming new research estimates that in the past 12 months...
  • Travel industry ignores disabled disabled touristDisabled holidaymakers face so many problems travelling abroad that many do not bother taking a holiday, disability charity Leonard Cheshire warns in a new report Wish You Were Here . The charity...
  • Doctors stress importance of travel vaccinations vaccination syringeMedics are reminding holidaymakers of the need to get vaccinated against tropical illnesses before travelling overseas, following the news that typhoid cases are on the rise.According to figures from...
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