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By Robin Stride Accountants are warning private consultants they could be missing out on thousands of pounds because they have not regularly reviewed their fees. They say many independent practitioners in London would be surprised to see how far they have fallen behind what others in their specialty now charge self-pay patients elsewhere. Martin Murray, […]
BMA Private Practice Conference 2018 By Robin Stride Doctors were warned that they can expect to see claims against them hit record levels in the not too distant future. The MDU’s largest claim, £9.2m in 2016, will be dwarfed by more and more claims running to tens of millions of pounds, according to the union’s […]
By Robin Stride The new body representing private hospitals has tried to put a brave face on Care Quality Commission (CQC) findings, which have been branded ‘unacceptable’ by patients. A CQC analysis of the quality and safety of care provided by independent acute hospitals across England revealed 41% of hospitals were rated as […]
By Charles King The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has published a list of questions for doctors, patients and commissioners to consider before using or utilising online general practice services. Its move follows criticism from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) about online providers’ quality. Questions include:
By Robin Stride New and would-be expert witness doctors were advised by a barrister to beware of becoming an advocate for those paying their bills. Mr Michael Williams, a barrister of the Middle Temple, told them at a training day to remember their duty was to the court, not the party instructing them.
By Edie Bourne Doctors receiving new local Clinical Excellence Awards (CEAs) will find the increased pay resulting from recognition of their industry is no longer pensionable after April. The controversial CEA scheme has received a three-year ‘pardon’ following the BMA’s out-of-court settlement with the Department of Health and Social Care and NHS Employers.
Consultants are to shortly be asked by the Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) to begin approving the first in a series of performance measures for publication on its public website.
Optegra Eye Health Care has brought SMILE – SMall Incision Lenticule Extraction – a £500,000 bladeless, flapless, minimally invasive alternative to laser surgery, to its Didsbury hospital.
Two gynaecology and menopause specialists have launched what they bill as the first Harley Street clinic dealing primarily with women going through the menopause.
By Olive Carterton A new and simple apron that keeps women covered while allowing doctors to carry out full upper-body examinations has been designed by orthopaedic spinal surgeon Mr Mushtaque Ishaque. Produced by Birmingham company Bare-Non Ltd, it is being offered to all female patients undergoing a clinical examination at Spire Little Aston Hospital, near […]