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News : March 2007

Private Healthcare UK keeps you up to date with the latest news and developments in private treatment in the UK.
  • Disc transplant is spinal surgery first Hong KongThe first successful transplants of human spinal discs have been performed in China, providing the potential to relieve thousands of people's back pain.Cadaver discs were transplanted into the upper...
  • 60% of Cyprus private clinics involved in medical tourism Cyprus - PlaneCyprus is one of many nations benefiting from the potential of medical tourism, with around six in ten of the island's private clinics believed to treat patients from overseas.According to the Cyprus...
  • Costa Rica hospital promotes services Clinica Biblica HospitalA Costa Rican hospital which specialises in medical tourism has launched a new website to provide patients with detailed information on its services.The Clinica Biblica Hospital, located in the...
  • Cosmetic surgery on the rise as prices fall BMI HealthcarePrivate hospitals are noticing an increase in the number of patients seeking cosmetic surgery operations as falling prices make procedures affordable for more people.Beardwood Hospital in Blackburn...
  • MP: Parents should know if child seeks contraception Sexual health - male female symbolParents should be informed if their child is seeking an abortion or contraception, an MP has claimed.Speaking at a press conference at the House of Commons today, Conservative MP Angela Watkinson...
  • Calls for Caribbean to invest in medical tourism carribeanCaribbean governments, financial institutions and tourist resorts should invest in medical tourism, a former diplomat has claimed.According to Sir Ronald Sanders, the islands should use medical...
  • Bupa hospital to offer cosmetic surgery information evening BUPA small logoA private hospital in Bushey is to host a free cosmetic surgery evening to help provide information to potential patients. The Bupa hospital is hoping that a special programme of seminars and talks...
  • Big Apple tempts British cosmetic surgery patients New YorkMention the term 'medical tourism' and the majority of people will immediately think of places such as Belgium, Poland and India, all of which have been keen to promote their image among patients...
  • Britain's baby death rate blamed on obesity Private birth at Guys and St Thomas hospitalMaternal obesity is being blamed for the high number of deaths among newborn babies in Britain.Research by Tommy's, a charity which sponsors research into miscarriage and premature birth, has...
  • Ante-natal classes under pressure National Childbirth TrustMany hospitals are having to cut back on their ante-natal class provision because of NHS finance problems, claims the National Childbirth Trust (NCT) and the Royal College of Midwives.The BBC reports...
  • HSA introduces occupational health and health screening to its corporate health plan HSA logoHSA is relaunching the popular WorkWell plan for businesses to include new key benefits. From April 2007, HSA will offer companies the opportunity to add occupational health and health screening. ...
  • Cost is barrier to health screening for women Prudential private health insurance logoNew research from private medical insurer PruHealth says that four in five women have never been for a full body health screening to detect for chronic diseases, such as breast cancer or heart...
  • New private medical insurance advertising campaign from Bupa BUPA small logoMarch 15th sees the launch of a major new advertising campaign from health insurer Bupa. It will focus on what Bupa can do for you as an individual. Details are still secret, but according to brand...
  • Are you in the wrong job for your personality? BUPA small logoAccording to new research by health insurer Bupa, three out of four Britons could be doing the wrong jobs for their personality. Are you really a zany squiggle but come across as a pushy triangle?...
  • New Bupa advertising targets younger audiences BUPA small logoBupa is hoping to appeal to younger audiences with the launch of national ad campaign Bupa World. The health insurer says the campaign marks a u-turn in ad strategy and admits previous work has been...
  • Bupa blasts off with space travel insurance BUPA small logoBupa Travel insurance is boldly going where no travel insurers have gone before - into space. The firm, which already offers travel insurance in specialist areas such as skiing and gap year travel,...
  • Thomas Cook launches tailor-made insurance Thomas CookThomas Cook has launched a travel insurance solution, firing a warning to other providers that it will no longer allow them to take its customers easily. It has also revealed plans to extend the...
  • Do not go to the Philippines without travel insurance Foreign & Commonwealth OfficeThe Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is making British tourists aware of its travel advice regarding the Philippines. This follows a series of bomb explosions in the Mindanao region of the...
  • NHS staff would not be patients in their own hospitals Nearly two thirds of health staff would not be happy to be a patient in their own NHS trust, a survey shows. The Healthcare Commission poll of more than 128,000 workers also found just 45% felt...
  • New income protection plan for the self-employed Shepherds FriendlyShepherds Friendly, one of the world's oldest mutuals, has introduced a new income protection plan which potentially takes a massive weight off self-employed parents' minds. Shepherds Income...
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