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News : December 2009

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

  • BMI consultants choice logo 9 Harley St and Weymouth Hospital to join BMI Healthcare's National NetworkGeneral Healthcare Group (GHG), whose primary business is the UK's largest private hospital group BMI Healthcare, has agreed to acquire a stake in the London-based Phoenix Hospital Group. By doing...
  • mortgage insurance Society of Equity Release Advisers launchedThe Society of Equity Release Advisers has launched to represent the interests of equity release advisers. Four equity release specialists have set up SERA.
  • The Harley Medical Group - banner Neck lift surgery increasesA leading cosmetic surgery provider has reported an increase in demand for neck lift procedures. The Harley Medical Group reported a 17 per cent rise in the operations in 2009 when compared to the...
  • Groupama Healthcare Groupama targets small businesses with personal accident policyGroupama Insurances' Personal Accident policy has been enhanced at a time when small businesses can ill afford the potential impact of lengthy staff absences from work.
  • Cyberknife - Revolutionary cancer treatment CyberKnife gets a special IRIS® system to give the robotic machine faster delivery of cancer killing radiationAs Britain's first Cyberknife Centre at The Harley Street Clinic gets ready to treat its 100th cancer patient, the revolutionary robotic radiotherapy machine has achieved a new first by treating a...
  • Bupa logo £1.5 million for dementia researchThe Bupa Foundation and the Alzheimer's Society have launched a groundbreaking partnership to boost research into dementia and its causes. The two charities are together launching a £1.5million fund...
  • Age concern logo Care sector will fear the worst on fundingCommenting on the chancellor's pre-budget report, Andrew Harrop at Age Concern and Help the Aged, says,” While protecting the NHS budget from the axe, the government has left the care sector in the...
  • Care Quality Commission Adult social care has improved but poor quality services must be eliminatedThe Care Quality Commission's overview of the adult social care market shows that almost a quarter of care homes for older people were rated 'adequate' or 'poor'. A fifth are not meeting the standard...
  • Bupa logo Bupa backs home care pledgeBupa supported Prime Minister Gordon Brown's recent speech in which he called for more patients to be treated in their own homes by the NHS. Bupa collaborates with the NHS to help provide more than...
  • http://www.privatehealth.co.uk/hospitaltreatment/find-a-treatment/infertility-treatment/ivf-treatment-abroad/greece/crete-fertility-centre/ Women more prone to wrinklesWomen's skin tends to wrinkle more easily than men's, according to recent research. The study, conducted by a team of plastic surgeons from the Netherlands, focused on the gender-specific differences...
  • Liposuction stem cells in cosmetic surgery advance Vaser 'less invasive' than traditional liposuctionPatients who carry excess fat that refuses to budge despite dieting and regular exercise may want to consider the modern version of liposuction. Writing in the Daily Mail, Carla McKay has sung the...
  • Pregnant woman Thyroid hormone affects birthing positionPremature delivery, breeched birth and miscarriage can all be caused by thyroid dysfunction during a mother's pregnancy.
  • North East England Stem Cell Institute (NESCI) Stem cell treatment restores sightStem cell treatment has restored a man's eyesight after he was partially blinded in a chemical attack. Russell Turnbull lost the sight in his right eye while attempting to break up a fight between...
  • American cancer society Smoking 'increases risk of bowel cancer'People who smoke appear to face a higher-than-average risk of needing bowel cancer treatment in the future, new research suggests.
  • Using a CPAP machine for sleep apnoea Untreated apnoea 'can be dangerous'People who fail to seek medical treatment for sleep apnoea may be putting their health at risk. That is according to Dr Andrew Cummin, sleep centre director at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.
  • cosmetic dentistry People keeping their teeth for longerConsumers are keeping their own teeth for longer, making more work for private and cosmetic dentists around the country, it has been claimed. Dr Phil Stemmer, from the Teeth for Life centre in...
  • NHS logo Over 50s believe NHS will worsenA new study has revealed the older generations in Britain are losing confidence in the NHS as 35 per cent believe the service will worsen over the next five years.
  • arthritis of the hands NHS patients still waiting for Arthritis drugArthritis patients on the NHS in England and Wales will have to continue to wait for access to the treatment RoActemra (tocilizumab). Draft guidance released today by the National Institute for...
  • The Hospital Group More men opting for tummy tuck surgeryA growing number of men are choosing to have a tummy tuck to rid themselves of unwanted abdominal flab, a leading cosmetic surgery provider has said.
  • Lasair Aesthetic Health Latisse proving popular despite recessionThe economic climate has not deterred women from treating their eyelashes with Latisse in order to improve their growth and enhance the appearance of their eyes, it has been claimed.
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