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News : August 2008

Private Healthcare UK keeps you up to date with the latest news and developments in private treatment in the UK.

  • Health-on-Line comment on hospital bug infestations Health-on-line logoRecent reports have shown alarming levels and variety of pest infestations. These range from the less worrying variety such as flying ants, wasps and flies to the more concerning including maggots,...
  • Saints sign up with National Deposit National Deposit logoSouthampton FC has teamed up with friendly society National Deposit to launch a new three-year partnership between Southampton FC and National Deposit which will see a range of products including...
  • Wide-ranging gap year cover not on insurers' radar, warns Karma Insurance Karma insuranceA Level students taking a break from their studies and heading for a gap year abroad should have a travel policy that provides hazardous sports and search and rescue cover, says Brian Wright,...
  • Bupa searches for a new charity partner for the Great Runs Bupa logoBupa, the leading health and care company, is looking for a new charity partner for the 2009 Great Run series, which includes the Great North Run, the largest half marathon in the world, sponsored by...
  • Five ways to keep healthy and save nearly five hundred pounds a month Bupa logoSave nearly five hundred pounds in just one month and look after your health in five steps, according to health experts at Bupa
  • WPA to fund legal challenge on drugs Online private medical insurance quote from WPAWPA, the health insurer, has pledged to fund a legal challenge for any of its policyholders who are denied NHS care if they 'top up', having obtained a QC's opinion that this policy is...
  • Britons go long haul Air India jetBritons are radically changing the way they go on holiday, according to new research from Cater Allen Private Bank. Traditionally, the majority of Britons have holidayed in Europe, with nine of the...
  • Pet insurance for people? Tesco logoIf people were pets, twice as many would have private medical insurance. There is nearly twice the number of health insurance policies for pets in the UK than there are for people, says Tesco.
  • New guidance for dental tourism dental patientNew guidance and advice for UK residents considering dental treatment abroad has been issued by the General Dental Council in association with the oral health charity the British Dental Health...
  • Critical risk to pensions legal and general logoLegal & General is urging people to consider the devastating impact that having a critical illness could have on their ability to save into their pension.
  • Scheduled Airline Failure Insurance Turkish AirlinesWith soaring oil prices there are likely to be some business casualties. There is a great risk of airlines going bust. In the last six months, over twelve carriers have lost the battle to stay afloat...
  • Insurers' small print more hazardous than sport itself Karma insuranceInsurers are making life difficult for holidaymakers keen to take part in hazardous or extreme sports by turning them away from purchasing the cover they need, claims online specialist...
  • Barclays signs life insurance arrangement with Norwich Union Barclays logoBarclays has signed a deal with Norwich Union for the insurer to provide the bank with life insurance products for customers. The new 'Simplified Life' products will see Barclays offer both level...
  • Mind the life insurance gap The Post OfficePost Office research has revealed that the average life insurance sum settled on by consumers in Britain is roughly £350,000. Many people cover themselves hoping to clear any sort of debt or...
  • Karma Insurance launches sports policy for children and adults Karma insuranceA new Sports Personal Accident and Loss of Income Policy, taking into account over 120 sports and providing cover for children as well as adults, has been launched by karmainsurance.com
  • Zurich makes product changes Zurich financial services logoZurich has made several changes to its mortgage and family protection policies to give customers greater choice and flexibility.
  • NHS is a sickness system not a health system, according to new book NHS logoThe NHS has evolved into a "sickness system" primarily designed to repair those who fall ill and doing little to promote or improve health. This according to Professor David Hunter, a professor of...
  • International insurance valid in UAE United Arab Emirates - Abu DhabiDirector of Dubai Naturalization and Residency Department, Brigadier Obaid Mehayer Bin Suroor, has confirmed that entry permit applicants who are covered by international health insurance policies...
  • Norwich Union revamps lifetime products norwich union healthcareA new lifetime mortgage is being launched and two existing lifetime mortgages are being renamed and revamped. The changes include the launch of Lifestyle Lump Sum Max - a high rate deal - and the...
  • British travellers at risk this summer over EHIC confusion American Express Travel InsuranceBritish tourists risk not being covered when travelling to Europe this year. 2.3 million Britons travelled within the EU in the past 12 months and did not take out travel insurance because they...
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