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By Robin Stride Mounting numbers of independent practitioners are being helped to reduce stress levels brought on by rising pressures in private practice. Psychologists at one City practice say tension factors include financial concerns arising from higher expenses on indemnity cover, rooms and secretaries. They are also losing out due to static income from private […]
By Robin Stride Thousands of consultants will be asked in the next few weeks to start checking data about them and their patients before it is published by the Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) next May.
Seven NHS hospital trusts have been directed by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to publish information on the quality of their private healthcare services after failing to meet the deadline. They have been warned to start providing this information by the end of this month.
By Leslie Berry Doctors’ defence bodies have welcomed a Government move which could mean some specialties pay lower indemnity premium increases than feared. They said new legal proposals that could ease spiralling costs of insurance cover were a step in the right direction, but warned there was much work still to do to transform the […]
Private GPs are being offered a subscription rate price freeze with the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland (MDDUS) until at least the middle of next year. It now expects to release 2018 subscription prices for consultants in early December.
Specialist eye hospital group Optegra Eye Health Care has appointed a new chief medical officer – Ms Seema Verma.
Nuffield Health has appointed Mr Mahmood Shafi as its new medical director.
Private hospitals are committed to pushing the self-pay route as an option for patients, according to the boss of their trade body. Fiona Booth, chief executive of the Association of Independent Healthcare Organisations (AIHO), pledged to continue making the case that self-pay benefits patients, the NHS and the UK economy.
By Edie Bourne Private doctors are being advised to do some website maintenance to ensure their businesses take advantage of development in search engine optimisation (SEO). The work is recommended following an overhaul by Google of its local search results facility, including the map listings that appear during local services searches.
Doctors are being warned of the need to act professionally and avoid discussing confidential information on so-called ‘closed’ social media groups. The Medical Defence Union (MDU) alert came after a discussion on a Facebook group used by GPs became the knowledge of millions when it was criticised in a national paper for the language it […]