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Pensions tax chaos

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.

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Medical device connectivity

Fear of cyber attack rife

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 […]

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Guard against pension fraud

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.

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Insurance tax rise battle intensifies

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 […]

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Digestive Centre Opening

Gastroenterology centre opens

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.

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Offer to cut NHS waiting

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 […]

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: From left to right - Stewart Jackson MP, the mayor of Peterborough councillor David Sanders, and the founder of Avicenna Clinic, Dr Hany Elmadbouh.

One-stop clinic opened

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.

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