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Our 2017 Wealth Management Guide is published as a supplement with our print edition of June’s Independent Practitioner Today
By Robin Stride Independent practitioners are being alerted to gear up for far bigger tax payments than expected from January 2018 following new pension rules. Changes in the pension savings annual allowance rules in the 2016-17 tax year mean many will face an additional hit of £11,000 – and some nearly double that.
By Robin Stride A new international annual event next year is set to be a showcase for doctor entrepreneurs and private clinics.
By Leslie Berry Fears of an attack on medical devices are rife among both their users and manufacturers, a survey reveals. As many as 67% of medical device manufacturers and 56% of healthcare delivery organisations (HDOs) believe an attack on a medical device built or in use by their organisation is likely over the next […]
By Leslie Berry Doctors are being warned to protect themselves against fraudsters using ‘pension liberation’ stings encouraging victims to cash in their private pensions before they reach 55. The scams offer to help investors release pension cash, claiming it is simply ‘borrowing money’ from their own pension fund.
Nottingham’s newest hospital has announced it has secured the services of many of the region’s top consultants.
By Olive Carterton A campaign to fight any further rises in insurance premium tax on private health insurance was set to be resumed as we went to press. The Association of Medical Insurance Intermediaries (AMII) launched a petition against any increase in insurance premium tax (Independent Practitioner Today, April 2017) with the aim of securing […]
Private hospitals and units are set to be ‘named and shamed’ for continuing to fail to provide their data to the Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN).
HCA Healthcare UK has launched a new centre of excellence for gastroenterology, giving a range of services at The Princess Grace Hospital. The London Digestive Centre, a purpose-built 12,000 square foot facility, brings all of the hospital’s clinical expertise together under one roof in a specialised outpatient centre.
By a staff reporter Independent hospitals are calling on the NHS to take advantage of their capacity to treat patients and avoid major delays to elective surgery waiting lists. Recently leaked documents have revealed the number of NHS patients waiting longer than 18 weeks for operations such as hip, knee and cataract surgery could more […]
A new consultant-led private healthcare clinic in Peterborough has been officially opened by the city’s mayor, councillor David Sanders, and MP Stewart Jackson.