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News : November 2009

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

  • Bernard O'Brien Institute of Microsurgery Breast surgery patients could regrow breastsBreast surgery patients may be able to regrow their breast tissue following a mastectomy, if research being conducted in Australia is successful.
  • Goodhealth logo Goodhealth Worldwide renamed Aetna Global BenefitsGoodhealth Worldwide, which Aetna acquired in late 2007, is now Aetna Global Benefits (AGB). In addition to expanding its brand, the organization is also enhancing its global service capabilities,...
  • PruProtect logo PruProtect launches EssentialsPruProtect has launched Essentials. The new plan includes life cover only and life with serious illness cover. It includes the option to upgrade to the existing PruProtect Plan.
  • Healthtrust France the most popular expat destinationHalifax International has released a new report on expat trends, with intriguing information on where they actually move. 4% of British expats already own a home overseas with around a quarter saying...
  • Simplyhealth Being bothered about employee eye healthOver two-fifths of computer-users are unaware their employer could help them with costs towards eye care, according to a new survey commissioned by sight charity The Eyecare Trust and healthcare...
  • The AA AA warns of the need for travel insurance while travelling within UKAA Travel Insurance is warning travellers not to forget about travel insurance when travelling within the UK. A recent survey published in the Daily Mail suggests that 82% of Britons fail to buy...
  • Aviva Damning diagnosis on celebrity fad health-stylesGPs have slammed the health-styles of the rich and famous, warning that UK women are wasting money and potentially risking their health following celebrity health fads like cupping, colonic...
  • The Eyecare Trust See the benefits of a healthy lifestyleSight charity The Eyecare Trust has joined forces with healthcare provider Simplyhealth to warn that many lifestyle choices can pose a serious threat to eyesight. As well as alerting people to the...
  • NHS logo New NHS constitutionThe government plans to enshrine in law the right to receive private care if NHS waiting times exceed national targets. Hospital patients in England will get the legal right to be seen privately if...
  • Breakthrough Breast Cancer Breakthrough on government cancer waitMaggie Alexander at Breakthrough Breast Cancer comments, "We welcome the commitment in the NHS Constitution that by April 2010 patients will have the legal right to see a cancer specialist within two...
  • Simplyhealth Brits at risk of avoidable sight lossA staggering three out of four Brits are putting off having their sight tested due to concerns over the cost of eyecare, glasses and contact lenses, according to a new survey commissioned for...
  • Medicash logo Medicash advertising campaignA new consumer advertising campaign for cash plan provider Medicash has been launched in a bid to increase sales of its plans.
  • The Post Office Post Office Travel Insurance stresses cover is key for older holidaymakersResearch shows that 20 per cent of travellers over 55 enjoy extreme activities on holiday, including water sports and bungee jumping, and yet almost two-thirds do not take out travel insurance to...
  • Sainsbury's Bank Get travel insurance for your winter holidaySainsbury's Finance is warning winter holidaymakers to make sure they have adequate travel insurance, as it estimates that over a third of those who went on holiday this summer, did so without any...
  • The Post Office One in ten parents sought medical advice for children on holidayPost Office Travel Insurance is encouraging travellers to take simple steps to protect their family's health, as new research on travel insurance claims reveals that a quarter of parents have dealt...
  • Harley Medical Group - cosmetic woman Breast implants 'still most popular op'Breast augmentation surgery is still proving popular despite the recession, with new figures from the Harley Medical Group revealing that demand has risen by nine per cent year-on-year.
  • piracy Does your cruise travel policy cover piracy?Mounting concern over piracy's threat to global cruises should be a wake-up call to all cruise travellers. World cruise passengers are encouraged to seek travel insurance capable of covering losses...
  • The Post Office How much life insurance do you need?The average amount of cover purchased by life insurance customers is three times their income. The Post Office warns that for those with dependants aged under 18, or large amounts of debt, it could...
  • The Diagnostic Clinic The Diagnostic Clinic launches anti-ageing programmeA private clinic in London has launched a new anti-ageing assessment and life enhancement programme for people who want to delay the process of getting older.
  • mammogram machine New screening advice may prevent unnecessary breast surgeryThe government is rewriting its guidance on breast screening amid concerns that some women may be undergoing breast surgery unnecessarily. At present, the leaflets that are sent to women alongside...
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