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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.

  • New cruise insurance from BestCruiseDeal.co.uk Many older holidaymakers taking a long round-the-world cruise struggle to find adequate insurance at an affordable price. Insurers argue you are more likely to claim if older, and cancellation...
  • Don't slide down the slope without insurance esure logoWith over 1.8million Britons looking to take to the pistes this winter season, esure urges skiers not to scrimp on travel insurance cover to save money - especially as more people opt for weekend...
  • UK dental implants: Why few dentists offer dental implants Tooth whiteningNew research* from Implantium, a newly launched provider of dental implant solutions (implant supplier), reveals that a lack of skills is the main reason why so few dentists offer dental implants. ...
  • Genetic test identifies baldness risk Hair loss – what are the treatments?A new genetic test can identify men who are most at risk of hair loss and who could benefit from a hair transplant.
  • Expatriates living longer Medicare International logoWestern Europe's changing demographic means we are experiencing a sharp increase in the number in over 65s living longer and healthier lives than their own parents. The greater numbers of people...
  • Chelsy Davy has wisdom teeth extraction Chelsy DavyChelsy Davy is in so much pain following the removal of her wisdom teeth that Prince Harry has flown home to see her. The Royal, 24, was training with British troops in Canada when he heard she had...
  • Eastender Wendy Richard has cancer Wendy RichardA new survey has revealed that many young women use sunbeds, even though this greatly increases their risk of needing skin cancer treatment.
  • Terry Pratchett Alzheimer's latest update Terry PratchettThe stigma surrounding dementia makes life much harder for many patients, research suggests. A survey by the Alzheimer's Society found patients reported neighbours crossing the street to avoid them.
  • Manchester Fertility Services introduces fertility MOT infertility - woman checking pregnancy testThe North West's leading provider of IVF, Manchester Fertility Services, is offering would-be parents the opportunity to maximise their chances of conceiving with a comprehensive fertility MOT....
  • Government rescues RBS Royal Bank of ScotlandRoyal Bank of Scotland chiefs have been forced out under a bailout deal as part of a shake-up, demanded by Government, for a state-assisted re-capitalisation of the bank. RBS owns bank assurance...
  • Britons risking their health in economic slowdown HSF logoA survey commissioned by HSF health plan found 48% of UK residents are putting off medical checks, such as the dentist or optician, because of the cost – a rise of 30% since 2006.
  • Bahrain set to enforce laws on compulsory insurance Manama capital of BahrainUp until now, expatriates living and working in Bahrain were able to take good advantage of the island nation's free medical system, but new plans are being worked up that will remove this automatic...
  • DNRD offers online visa applicants electronic health insurance Dubai Naturalization and Residency Department (DNRD) says that all online visa applicants through its portal www.ednrd.ae will be automatically prompted to use Aman and Oman Health Insurance services...
  • More people worried about rising cost of healthcare Westfield Health logoTwo out of three people are concerned about the rising cost of healthcare, says a survey undertaken on behalf of cash plan provider Westfield Health The majority of people believe that budgeting...
  • Makeover for Manchester school courtesy of Bupa Bupa logoChildren in Irlam, Manchester will soon have a more stimulating learning environment, thanks to a team of Bupa employees. The 20-strong team of volunteers from Bupa's Salford Quays office will be...
  • Business as usual for Fortis UK Fortis insuranceLast week, Fortis Group received a significant injection of cash from the governments of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, which over the weekend entered discussions with BNP, France's largest...
  • Burgesses welcome crackdown on single premium PPI Burgesses logo“The news that the regulator is set to crackdown on the payment protection insurance (PPI) market is good news for the sector, for the wider financial services industry and most of all, the...
  • Alliance & Leicester to pay £7 million fine for PPI failings FSA - Financial Services AuthorityThe Financial Services Authority (FSA) has fined Alliance & Leicester (A&L) £7 million for serious failings in its telephone sales of payment protection insurance (PPI). For three years from...
  • Soaring costs of cancer care gives little pain relief to patients Medicare International logoMedicare International has uncovered what it costs for an average cancer patient in Western Europe. With the proliferation of new expensive cancer treatments on the market, coupled with government...
  • The FSA is now hitting companies where it hurts, says Which? Which? logoAs the Financial Services Authority (FSA) announces that it has fined Alliance & Leicester £7million for mis-selling Payment Protection Insurance, Which? Chief Executive, Peter Vicary-Smith, says:...
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