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News : September 2010

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

  • Goodtogoinsurance.com New travel insurance for travellers with medical problemsOne Group has launched its new specialist brand, Good to go, focused on travel insurance for medically impaired travellers, with no age limits. It aims to tackle a number of misconceptions about...
  • Sage Femme Antenatal classes at Mamas and PapasSage Femme and Regents Midwifery Practices are holding Antenatal classes at Mamas and Papas at their flagship store on Oxford Street. The next class is on Thursday 23rd of September from 18-19.30 in...
  • Diabetes and cardiovascular disease treatment in Germany BMI encourages people in Bolton and Lincoln to get their vital statistics checkedIn support of the Blood Pressure Association's Know Your Numbers! Week 2010 (13th to 19th September), BMI is encouraging people to get their vital statistics checked.
  • BMI consultants choice logo Local clinician recognised by peers as one of the top 10 breast surgeons in the UKConsultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Mrs Eva Weiler-Mithoff, who practices at BMI Ross Hall Hospital, has been chosen as one of the UK's top 10 breast reconstruction surgeons in a survey...
  • Aviva Aviva pays out 93% of critical illness claimsAviva paid out 684 critical illness claims during the six months to the end of June 2010, totalling over £51 million paid, with an average payment of £74,740.
  • British Insurance logo 07 not 007British Insurance founder Simon Burgess and his wife Sara-Ann got £25million through the sale of British Insurance in 2008. Rather than do what most of us would do, retire and enjoy life, they are...
  • Westfield Health logo - sml Accountant convicted of fraud after making false claimsWestfield Health has welcomed an accountant's conviction after he defrauded the Sheffield-based company out of over £8,000. Andrew Gwyn Thomas of Welshpool, admitted making a series of false claims...
  • confused.com The golden age of travel?Confused.com urges older travellers not to risk jetting off on holiday without travel insurance, despite concerns over increased premiums and lack of availability. Whilst traditional routes of...
  • Contact Insurance Contact Insurance offers life-line to people with pre-existing medical conditionsOnline insurance broker Contact Insurance has reassured those who have been declined life cover due to pre-existing medical conditions by launching a new impaired life cover search service.
  • www.money-minder.com Ex-smokers can improve wealth by reviewing their life insuranceEx-smokers who took out life insurance while they were still smoking could save a packet on their life insurance premiums by reviewing their cover 12 months after they smoked their last cigarette. In...
  • Bupa logo Bupa supports dementia researchResearch that could take scientists a step closer to discovering the cause of Alzheimer's and a study on how to improve care for people with dementia in hospitals are two of nine projects made...
  • man exercising in the gym Income protection insurers promote healthier lifestylesAnalysis by independent financial research company Defaqto reveals an increasing trend for income protection insurers to actively encourage their policyholders to adopt a healthier lifestyle by...
  • The Hospital Group Men spend more than women to look goodA new study has found that men aged 18 to 35 spend on average £11.72 a week on skin and hair care products – a pound more than women. The survey questioned 3000 18 to 35-year-old men about their...
  • credit card Reform of payment protection market to protect consumersNew measures on payment protection insurance (PPI) market will ensure customers are treated more fairly when buying a policy. Consumers that are buying PPI – which covers loan or debt repayments if...
  • The Hospital Group - obesity surgery Shameless actress boosts confidence with gastric surgeryTina Malone, star of the Channel 4 series Shameless, has boosted her confidence by having gastric band surgery. The blonde had been unhappy with her weight and appearance and so decided to take...
  • Bright Grey logo Bright Grey pays 98% of life claimsLife insurer Bright Grey paid 98% of life claims in the first six months of the year - a 2% improvement on last year's figures. The average payout was £77,000.
  • One of the symptoms of depression is chronic low mood Bipolar 'not linked to violence'A recent piece of research has revealed that the link between violent behaviour and bipolar disorder is minimal or non-existent. Conducted by researchers at Oxford University, the study looked at the...
  • The Hospital Group - cosmetic surgery PIP breast implant update from MHRAThe Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has received encouraging results of UK testing on the silicone gel breast implants manufactured by the French company Poly Implant...
  • Valentine Akande, consultant gynaecologist at Spire Bristol Hospital Spire Bristol Hospital launches one–stop fertility serviceThe South West's largest private hospital is pioneering a “one-stop” outpatient service for couples having fertility problems. Patients can undergo a series of tests at Spire Bristol Hospital's...
  • LV= logo LV= extends apprentice programmeInsurance group LV= is extending its apprenticeship programme. The scheme, which was first launched in 2008, was one of the first apprenticeship schemes in the financial services sector.
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