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News : July 2010

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

  • Bupa logo Bupa suggests public-private partnership on long-term careOliver Thomas of Bupa urges a radical approach to finding a new funding system that will meet the demands of the growing numbers of older people in England.
  • Friends Provident Protect your lifestyle, not just your holidayAs the holiday season approaches and people rush to get travel insurance to cover them while abroad, Friends Provident is urging people to protect themselves for life, not just while on holiday.
  • Tina Perridge, B.Sc., (Hons.), DipHE, RM, DMS Postnatal care provider extends servicesTina perridge from Postnatalcareathome has recently established an exciting new link with The Vitality Centre in Wandsworth. Plans include a series of workshops designed to support mothers in the...
  • Friends Provident Policies penalising unhealthy behaviour inevitable to save NHSLegislation to restrict unhealthy behaviour including smoking and the consumption of alcohol and fatty foods is inevitable by 2020 if we are to retain a free NHS, according to Friends Provident in...
  • Partnership Assurance Partnership stops selling pre-funded care insurancePartnership is no longer offering its pre-funded long-term care insurance policy. It may re-launch the product if government proposals for future provision of long term care include insurance plans.
  • elderly patient long term care The trend to short term long term care insuranceAn interesting American trend may have lessons for the UK when considering whether insurance is or is not one of the answers to our long-term care problem.
  • care in own home Review into care fundingA new government review into the funding of long-term care will look at how government can make sure that the money intended to help look after people who are approaching the end of life is spent in...
  • care in own home Commission on the Funding of Care and SupportThe government has established an independent commission to advise it on the funding of care and support. The Commission on the Funding of Care and Support will make recommendations on how to achieve...
  • Chartis Direct Chartis launches CancerCareAs well as offering cancer care (WellWoman), Chartis Direct now also offers CancerCare. Neither plan covers the medical expenses associated with cancer, but provide extra financial resources.
  • Marks and Spencer logo M&S Money insurance scoops industry awardM&S Money has been named as best travel insurance provider for service at the 2010 Moneywise Customer Service Awards. It was also highly commended in the most trusted travel insurance category.
  • Sleep disorders could trigger weight gain in middle-aged women Sleep disorders could trigger weight gain in middle-aged womenMiddle-aged women who suffer from sleep disorders are more likely to have problems with their weight than their peers who enjoy the recommended eight hours a night, it has been claimed.
  • Royal College of Nursing Sexual health risk in over-40s highlightedSexually transmitted diseases (STIs) are a cause for concern for people of any age group, not just the young. This is the view of Linda Bailey from the Royal College of Nursing, who told the BBC that...
  • the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority Scientists develop IVF success rate testA test has been developed to help women who have previously undergone an IVF cycle to decide if they want to try again. The procedure could help women who have failed to become pregnant during their...
  • Vitamins and supplements Pregnant women need vitamin D supplements, experts argueScientists have called for all pregnant women to be given free vitamin D supplements so as to protect the health of their unborn babies. At present, the government only offers free supplements to...
  • maternity ward Out-of-hours births 'riskier'Prospective parents may want to take great care in their choice of maternity ward as recent research has suggested that there could be complications. According to study conducted by the universities...
  • Obesity - scales Obesity treatment 'could use mental control'A recent study has suggested that learning to control and manipulate the mind could help with obesity treatment. According to the research conducted at the University of Bristol, believing that they...
  • Portions of fruit, veg and salad have not grown Obesity treatment 'could use mental control'A recent study has suggested that learning to control and manipulate the mind could help with obesity treatment. According to the research conducted at the University of Bristol, believing that they...
  • Women who overeat Could obesity follow overeating during pregnancy?Women who overeat while pregnant could risk becoming overweight and find themselves in need of obesity treatment. 'Eating for two' while carrying a child could quadruple a woman's chances of becoming...
  • overweight child Obesity 'normalised' by plus-sizesObesity is being normalised by offering plus-size ranges of children's clothes. This is the view of Dr Andrew Buist, deputy chairman of the British Medical Association's Scottish General...
  • overweight kids Obesity 'linked to early puberty'Obesity in girls has been linked to the early onset of puberty in a review of over 100 earlier research projects. Leader of the study Professor Emily Walvoord found that obese young women tended to...
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