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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.

  • UK Healthcare Advice on how to tackle stress in the workplaceAccording to a recent survey, stress levels in Britain have doubled in the last four years, so it has never been more important to address the issue of stress, particularly amongst employees in the...
  • Centre for Mental Health Mental health diagnosis 'should be quicker'Diagnosis for mental health problems needs to be quicker, it has been suggested. Andy Bell, spokesman for the Centre for Mental Health, said: "The big problem is that we don't recognise mental health...
  • Asda logo ASDA must not broadcast television advert againThe Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld complaints against ASDA Financial Services about a television advert for life assurance and instructed that it should not be broadcast again in...
  • Westfield Health logo - sml Westfield Health launches improved Chamber PlanWestfield Health has improved the Chamber Primary Health Plan to include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) as part of the package of benefits. CBT is recognised as an effective treatment for many...
  • Foreign & Commonwealth Office FCO launches LOCATEWhen there is an accident or disaster overseas, the hardest problem that officials and relatives have is knowing who is involved and who was there at the time.
  • Consultant Vascular Surgeons Aaron Sweeney and Eddie Chaloner London surgeons first to offer new varicose vein treatment to minimise the risk of nerve damageThousands of patients suffering from painful or unsightly varicose veins could benefit from a new treatment that will significantly reduce their risk of nerve damage while also minimising post...
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder Association Loss of daylight 'brings increase risk of depression'The loss of exposure to natural daylight can increase the chance of depression associated with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). This is according to the Seasonal Affective Disorder Association...
  • Free Spirit - travel for treatment Free Spirit discount offerSpecialist travel insurance for UK medical tourists, Free Spirit - travel for treatment, is offering a price cut. For a limited period there is a 10% premium discount on new policies bought between...
  • Simplyhealth Prevention is key in Mouth Cancer Action monthThis November is Mouth Cancer Action month, organised by the British Dental Health Foundation. 5000 people are diagnosed with mouth cancer every year and 2000 die from it. The key message for this...
  • Westfield Health logo - sml Westfield supports children's charityWestfield Health is backing a charity that helps children with sight problems to enjoy a range of sports and social activities. The health cash insurer has donated £10,000 to Actionnaires, Sheffield,...
  • National institute for health and clinical excellence NICE logo NICE loses powersThe National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) will lose its power to make decisions on whether patients should be given treatments recommended by their doctor.
  • Neville Parnell prepares for the New York Marathon Parnell Fund: NYC Marathon challenge to raise funds for UCLH specialist urology unitA Bristol businessman is about to undertake the latest in a series of physical challenges as he crosses the Atlantic this week to take part in the New York Marathon (on Sunday, 7th November). ...
  • NHS Information Centre New NHS dental contract plannedHealth Secretary Andrew Lansley has decided to cancel the contracts that have helped the dentists to become rich. He says that due to inefficient Labour reforms, it has become all the more difficult...
  • Sainsbury's Bank £318 billion worth of mortgages not protected by life insuranceNearly one in two mortgage holders in Britain do not have their mortgage contributions covered by life insurance, new research from Sainsbury's Life Insurance indicates.
  • moneysupermarket.com travel and health insurance Are your ski slope adventures covered?Ski enthusiasts looking to hit the slopes this winter should check they have adequate travel insurance cover in place for themselves and their families. And this cover must include winter sports...
  • total permanent disability Critical illness advisor specialises in custom-made critical illness insuranceCritical illness insurance covers those diseases that are financially detrimental for people. These diseases can be cancer, heart attacks, kidney failure, multiple sclerosis, strokes and many more.
  • BUPA International logo New cover for expats in Hungary, Romania and BulgariaExpatriates living and working in Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria, now have access to world-class healthcare thanks to a partnership between MediHelp International and Bupa.
  • Westfield Health logo - sml Westfield Health is the toast of Barnsley and RotherhamWestfield Health has achieved an award win at the Barnsley and Rotherham Business Awards 2010. The company was awarded the Health in the Workplace award, sponsored by Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber...
  • Which? logo Out of date insurance law must goPolicyholders are getting a raw deal because insurance law is archaic. Which? is calling for a review so you are not penalised for failing to disclose something you did not think was relevant.
  • Canada Life Canada Life adds bereavement counselingCanada Life has added bereavement counselling and a probate helpline to group life policies. Both are accessible to an insured person's dependants and close relatives, or for themselves if they...
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