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News : June 2010

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

  • The Post Office Increase in health and wellbeing holidaysRecent research has found that nearly a third of UK holidaymakers have been on a health and wellbeing holiday in the last three years. With travellers venturing on health and wellness holidays for...
  • online financial advice Financial advisors not making most of onlineThe recession has accelerated UK online demand for financial advice. But according to a white paper from Google, most financial advisors are not doing enough to be found online and are missing the...
  • engage mutual Men are bigger whingers when ill than womenA new survey supports the myth that men complain more about aches and pains than women. The results show that while women are more likely to complain about minor ailments on a daily basis, men feel...
  • FSA - Financial Services Authority Details of new financial regulationBy 2012 The Financial Services Authority (FSA) will cease to exist as a separate body. The FSA role on regulation will be taken over by a new Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), which will operate...
  • CIGNA logo Good dental care impacts health: why employers should take actionDental insurer Cigna says that a comprehensive dental plan will help with the costs of treatment and encourage employees to seek regular preventative care. The critical point for employers is that...
  • breast enlargement Check-up recommended for breast surgery patientsWomen who have had cosmetic surgery on their breasts may want to have a check-up with their doctor. A recent study from the French Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (SOFCPRE)...
  • Aviva Money does not buy happiness but financial control doesHappiness, wellbeing and overall self-esteem are influenced by our sense of financial control and not by what we earn, suggests a new study.
  • Scottish provident logo Small businesses reveal reliance on key employeesNew research from Scottish Provident shows the reliance of small businesses on their key employees; with two thirds believing the death of a key employee would have a severe impact on their business....
  • Eating disorder association logo Humans 'distort' body imageHumans distort the image of their own bodies in their minds, recent research has suggested. Conducted at University College London, the study looked at the way in which people perceived the shape of...
  • Pure Options New Cardiff intermediary specializing in income protection insuranceAn insurance intermediary has opened in Cardiff. Pure Options is to focus on income protection insurance. The firm is backed by the Welsh assembly government's Single Investment Fund.
  • ALC Healthcare ALC Health launches quote-and-buyYou can now buy international health insurance from ALC Health online by completing the online form and paying with a credit card. Andrew Apps says, “Customers from around the world and from within...
  • Scottish Widows - logo Scottish Widows creates iconic new images of the Scottish WidowScottish photographer David Boni is shooting the Scottish Widow for new 2010 photographs. For the first time ever Scottish Widows has filmed short pieces of film footage as well as taking still...
  • BMI Syon Clinic High class, high tech healthcare comes to HounslowBMI Syon Clinic, a state-of-the-art private outpatient clinic situated in the former “Golden Mile” on the Great West Road in Syon, Hounslow opened its doors to patients last week.
  • Medicash logo Midnight walkers raise money for JospiceA few hundred ladies, and a few men, took part in the recent (Fri 11 June) annual Jospice Midnight Walk, sponsored by Medicash, raising an estimated £40,000 for the charity.
  • FSA - Financial Services Authority FSA pays the price of failureThe Financial Services Authority (FSA) is to pay the price of its failings by being broken up. Addressing bankers at a Mansion House speech, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne confirmed the...
  • Spire Leeds Hospital - Timothy Perren: Consultant Medical Oncologist and Cancer Specialist, Leeds Spire Leeds Hospital opens a dedicated oncology suiteA new suite entirely dedicated to the care of oncology patients has recently opened at Spire Leeds Hospital. The £173,000 investment offers cancer patients the option of receiving a broad range of...
  • AXA sunlife logo AXA may sell UK life operationFrench group AXA has confirmed that it is in discussions with Resolution Ltd regarding a potential transaction concerning part of AXA's life operations in the UK.
  • European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) European Health Insurance Card updateThere has been recent EU wide changes on health and social security that affect the cards used by travellers. European citizens who are travelling within the European Economic Area, (i.e. the...
  • Sun Life Direct logo Sun Life turns 200From launching the first life assurance product without a medical examination to turning down a young Charles Dickens, Sun Life is 200 years old. It declined 25-year-old Charles Dickens' application...
  • New private hospital planned for Kingston New private hospital planned for KingstonBMI Healthcare, the UK's largest independent provider of private healthcare, is developing plans to build a brand new hospital on the Kingston Hospital site. BMI Healthcare is currently working on...
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