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News : October 2008

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

  • Spire Healthcare completes rebranding of Classic Hospitals Spire Healthcare logoSpire Healthcare has confirmed that the rebranding of the ten recently purchased Classic Hospitals has now been completed. Spire purchased the Classic hospital group from LGV Capital in February 2008...
  • Non-surgical procedure could replace breast implants Surgeons back smaller breast reductionsA non-surgical cosmetic procedure could soon be used by many women as an alternative to breast implants, it has been claimed. According to Dr Nick Milojevic, a botox specialist at the Harley Medical...
  • Older people forced to sell their homes to pay for care elderly couple long term careNHFA Care Advice say they are taking calls from families of older people unable to meet their care costs – caused by both delays in the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) processing applications to...
  • City workers seeking help for depression Irritible Bowel Syndrome (IBS) - stress relatedThree patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are taking legal action against their local primary care trust (PCT) after being refused sight-saving treatment on the NHS.
  • Bupa Cromwell Hospital innovation for cleaner surgery Bupa Cromwell HospitalBupa Cromwell Hospital, London was the first hospital in the capital to benefit from an innovation by one of its leading Orthopaedic Surgeons John Hardy, a Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedic...
  • Spire Healthcare doctor has Olympic athletes back on their feet Spire Healthcare logoA private surgeon at Spire Manchester Hospital has been pioneering a technique designed to return people with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries to peak performance as safely and quickly as...
  • Not enough people ask for advice on funding care FirstStop logoFirstStop provides advice on housing, care and finance for the elderly. 70,000 homes are sold each year to pay for care which means that less than 5 per cent of people who could possibly benefit from...
  • Harley Medical Group reports 'wrinklerexia' cases Harley Medical Group - cosmetic womanOne of the UK's leading private cosmetic surgery companies has revealed that some patients are so obsessed with their appearance that it has been forced to turn some away.
  • Genes influence effectiveness of obesity treatment Pre-obesity-surgical weight loss linked to shorter hospital stayObese patients who take the weight loss drug sibutramine may find that the amount of weight loss achieved is affected by their genetic make-up.
  • British teeth yet to catch up with Americans Cosmetic Dentistry: A Guide to VeneersCosmetic dentistry is common in the US but, while it is becoming increasingly popular in the UK, Brits are yet to catch up with Americans in terms of the quality of their smile, it has been claimed.
  • SurgiCare reports record-breaking breast implant figures Surgicare logoThe credit crunch is not preventing women from splashing out on their breasts, it has emerged. Cosmetic surgery company SurgiCare has just reported September figures that leave little doubt as to the...
  • Mouth rinses stop bad breath but may stain teeth 'Natural and impressive' tooth whitening Cosmetic dentists may be benefiting from the popularity of mouth washes, if the latest review from the Cochrane Library is anything to go by. The review found that over-the-counter mouthwashes are...
  • Brits adopt subtle dental treatments Marbella clinic - dental treatmentBritish consumers are choosing to have more subtle and less invasive cosmetic dentistry as opposed to dramatic smile makeovers, a new survey has found. Research by the British Academy of Cosmetic...
  • Scientists make sleep disorder discovery sleep disorderResearch conducted by scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Centre suggests the likelihood of sleep disorders in women with metastatic breast cancer can be predicted using breathing,...
  • LEDs may reduce appearance of skin wrinkles LEDs may reduce appearance of skin wrinkles Scientists have reported that light-emitting diodes (LEDs) could provide an alternative to more invasive cosmetic surgery methods designed to enhance the appearance of ageing facial skin. According...
  • Ramsay Healthcare 'performing well' in UK Ramsay Health care company logoThe first annual report since Ramsay Health Care entered the UK market has revealed that the private hospital company is exceeding expectations. Ramsay has been established in Australia for over 40...
  • Orthodontists and dentists join together What Is An Orthodontist?Experts from different medical fields can work together to improve people's smiles, it has been revealed. Dr Seth Thaller, a past president of the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons (ASMS),...
  • Obesity surgery patients 'need vitamins' Obese personPatients who decide to have obesity surgery must take vitamins after their operation to avoid becoming deficient and risking their health, experts have advised.
  • Experts perform obesity surgery through vagina Pre-obesity-surgical weight loss linked to shorter hospital stayUS surgeons have succeeded in removing part of a patient's stomach through her vagina, paving the way for a new, less invasive form of obesity surgery.
  • Obesity linked to rise in cosmetic surgery Obesity surgeryThe recent rise in demand for cosmetic surgery may be partly down to the nation's high levels of obesity, experts have claimed. According to the Harley Medical Group, many of the procedures performed...
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