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News : November 2010

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

  • Aetna Aetna to improve global emergency assistanceAetna has launched an improved global emergency assistance programme, which will provide its international members with emergency and urgent medical evacuation, repatriation and medical assistance,...
  • Healthier Weight Fat Tax, Fat Chance – Another junk programmeLast night's BBC Panorama documentary – 'Fat Tax' – was bland to the point of banality. It said nothing new and failed to address the assumptions underpinning an idea which has surfaced several times...
  • knee surgery The Daily Mail's top knee surgeons in the UKMore people are having knee replacements - each year in England and Wales 80,000 patients, with an average age of 69, undergo knee replacement surgery .
  • BMI consultants choice logo Refurbished private patient wing opens at Kingston NHS TrustClinicians, nurses, staff and patients celebrated the opening of the newly refurbished private patient wing of the Kingston Hospital NHS Trust at a launch reception.
  • MACOM Compression Garments Liposuction Post Surgery Compression: MACOM Medical Body Conference 2010 SummaryThe Body Conference & Exhibition 2010 held at The Royal Society of Medicine from November 6-7, 2010 was widely attended by the world's leading practitioners and suppliers in the cosmetic surgery...
  • Insurancewith logo Asthma sufferers at risk on skiing holidaysAsthma sufferers could find themselves at risk on their winter skiing holiday if they have not declared their condition when buying travel insurance.
  • The Hospital Group - non-surgical treatments Brits are keen to turn back timeBrits plagued by deep wrinkles or crows feet are using more anti ageing procedures to turn back the clock and look rejuvenated.
  • CIGNA logo Cigna expanding internationallyCigna sees potential opportunities for offering coverage to individual Americans and strong prospects for international growth as the company establishes footholds in India and Turkey.
  • Exeter Family Friendly Exeter Family Friendly cuts health insurance pricesExeter Family Friendly has reduced premiums on its Health Cover for Me private medical insurance by up to 12.5%. The premium reductions vary by age.
  • The Post Office Post Office favourite for travel insuranceThe public has again named the Post Office as its favourite travel insurance provider at this year's British Travel Awards. This means the Post Office has secured the title of 'Best Travel Insurance...
  • The Hospital Group - cosmetic dentistry Brits are leading the way in dentistryFor years British teeth have been a bad joke. Thought of as yellow, stained and wonky they rarely conjure up images of a glamourous hollywood smile. But all that is set to change as British dental...
  • cholesterol UK food labels give incorrect informationSpending ages in a shopping aisle and analysing the fat content of a curry or a pizza is a common way for many slimmers to spend a Saturday grocery trip but new research suggests that the calories...
  • NHS choices Internet is first choice for health adviceMore patients than ever before are going online to find health information and self-diagnose, according to new reports. The NHS website received over a 100 million visits in the last year, while a...
  • The Hospital Group - non-surgical treatment More men are seeking surgery to look goodAccording to figures released by leading cosmetic surgery provider The Hospital Group, there has been a massive surge in men seeking cosmetic surgery procedures. Hair transplants, ear reshaping and...
  • The Hospital Group XXXXL suits now available for the severely overweightReports show that there are now a staggering 5.5million Brits on the official obesity register according to GPs, a worrying eight per cent increase on last year's figures. With no signs of slowing...
  • British Dietetic Association She's NOT a Dietitian Get Her In There!Ahead of Gillian McKeith entering the Australian outback to take part in ITV's I'm a Celebrity..., the British Dietetic Association wants to make the following statement....
  • WPA logo WPA relaunches NHS top-up cash planWPA has relaunched a NHS top-up cash plan for individuals and companies. Those staying in an NHS hospital can claim towards visitor car-parking costs.
  • Friends Provident Brits ready to work into their 70sA new report by Friends Provident suggests that people in the UK expect to work beyond the new default retirement age of 66, with 40% saying they plan to work past the age of 70.
  • BHSF BHSF adds free GP helplineA 24-hour GP helpline for those covered by health cash insurance from BHSF is being launched in December. From December 1 the service will allow customers to reach a fully qualified GP at the end of...
  • MetLife MetLife acquires American Life InsuranceMetLife has completed its acquisition of American Life Insurance Company, Alico, from American International Group. In the UK, the American Life and ALICO brand names will no longer be used.
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