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News : August 2007

Private Healthcare UK keeps you up to date with the latest news and developments in private treatment in the UK.
  • Breast surgery remains most popular cosmetic surgery Surgery in Greece - breast surgeryBreast enlargement surgery has proven to be the most popular form of cosmetic surgery for the 20th year in a row, a leading private healthcare group has said.According to the Harley Medical Group,...
  • New 'Cup&Up' breast lift breast enhancementResearchers in Israel are looking at a new surgery that could revolutionise the breast lift. The 'Cup&Up' breast support kit is designed to reduce invasive breast surgery, by inserting a silicon bra...
  • Woman posted photos to get NHS breast reduction After breast reductionA woman whose 38G breasts were causing her constant backache and an uncomfortable rash felt that the only way she could get her local primary care trust (PCT) to take notice was to send photos...
  • Garlic may provide new cancer treatment garlicCompounds found in garlic may provide a new brain cancer treatment, researchers have said.A study has revealed that organo-sulphur compounds may be able to kill brain cancer cells and help to combat...
  • Experts raise blood pressure concerns The Lancet logoThe number of people afflicted by high blood pressure will surpass the 1.5 billion mark within the next 20 years, scientists have predicted.An editorial which appears in the Lancet medical journal...
  • British Insurance teams up with Norwich Union to provide new and better MPPI for borrowers British Insurance logoBritish Insurance has launched a new low cost and flexible mortgage payment protection insurance policy in collaboration with Norwich Union. Sold by British Insurance, the British Mortgage Insurance...
  • British Insurance launches another new income protection product British Insurance logoBritish Insurance has launched a new mortgage payment protection insurance product with 30, 60 or 90 day excess periods, in addition to its existing back to day one offering. Assurant Solutions has...
  • New rules for new UK expatriates in Spain Spain Sagrada FamiliaAlthough introduced in March, getting any new rules in Spain to be operational takes time. At last, the changes have just reached the provinces. UK expats wishing to make a new life in Spain now have...
  • Planning a long break? Fill any gaps in your insurance cover advises American Express American Express Travel InsuranceBy 2016 one in eight Britons will plan to retire abroad, whilst by 2025, two million Britons will own a second home abroad. Travellers planning an extended visit will require specialist insurance, as...
  • Overgrown school area set for a makeover, Bupa Style BUPA small logoTwo Bupa Health Insurance teams are getting ready to get their hands dirty on Wednesday 29th August.They are set to clean up what is currently an overgrown area for local children at Brownlow Fold...
  • Quinn: Idea from Ireland Quinn GroupQuinn Healthcare, who recently bought Bupa's Irish health insurance business, has a novel idea that UK insurers may want to copy. Quinn Direct, an insurer that operates in Ireland and the UK, is...
  • Bupa rebuffed by MBF BUPA small logoMBF Australia Ltd has said no to a potential takeover from Bupa and decided instead on a share market listing. But the fate of MBF is far from sealed, with UK-based Bupa understood to be weighing up...
  • Income protection insurance needs a revolution defaqtoInsurer apathy is the biggest threat to the development of the income protection insurance market and the cause for the current sales slump, leading financial research company Defaqto warns in a new...
  • TheInsurance Surgery is moving The Insurance SurgeryThe Insurance Surgery is expanding to new larger premises with effect from Wednesday 29th August 2007, new contact details are;- King Edward House1 JordangateMacclesfieldSK10 1ES Telephone Number...
  • Norwich Union revamps equity release proposition norwich union healthcareNorwich Union has launched its Equity Release Promise Service and added fixed interest rates and flat rate application fees to its equity release range. The Equity Release Service Promise processes...
  • Paymentshield pulls income protection product PaymentshieldPaymentshield has withdrawn an income protection insurance product that provided protection to policyholders for the duration of their illness. Chris Traynor, sales and marketing director of...
  • Two Royals end insurance merger talks Royal Liver logoROYAL Liver, the Liverpool-based insurer, has decided to go it alone, ending talks with the UK's largest mutual life and pensions company, Royal London. A merger would have been the largest tie-up in...
  • Unum slams Defaqto's income protection report UnumLeading income protection insurer Unum has criticised Defaqto's recent report on the product An unhappy insurer says the report ignores the hard work insurers have been putting in to improve the...
  • Businesses need income protection legal and general logoLegal & General, a leading insurer, stresses the importance of income protection to small businesses. Bonnie Burns, Legal & General's Protection Product Marketing Director says, Business protection...
  • Medical Tourism Association has launched Medical Tourism Authority logoIt is an association made up of the top international hospitals, insurers, educational institutions, other affiliated companies and industries for the common purpose of increasing the awareness and...
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