NEWS IN BRIEF

A regular wage

The salaried private consultant post option is being investigated by a number of specialists who have contacted Independent Practitioner Today following the story in our July-August issue.

We have put them in touch with Schoen Clinic London, which plans to employ ‘a substantial amount of consultants directly’ after its opening in Wigmore Street, London, next year.

 

New at Nuada

Consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist Ms Anne Henderson has joined Nuada Medical, Harley Street, and will run its Menopause and HRT Clinic with gynaecologist Ms Amanda Tozer.

 

A plus for Proton

Proton Partners International has received £450,000 investment from a regional growth fund programme for its Northumberland cancer centre opening in early 2017.

 

Defence in depth

Defence body the MDU says that as claims against doctors have risen over recent years, so has its success rate in defending cases.

Last year, it only paid compensation in 20% of medical claims, successfully defending the remain-­ing 80%. But it said unmeritorious claims still took their toll on doctors and there were considerable costs in investigating and responding to many of them.

 

Six at Edward VII

Six new consultants have been selected for practising privileges at King Edward VII’s Hospital, Marylebone, London.

They are breast cancer and surgery specialists Mr Giles Davies, Mr Debashis Ghosh, Mr Ragheed Al-Mufti and Prof Jayant Vaidya; dermatologist Dr Nilesh Morar and orthopaedic surgeon Mr Nick Strouthidis, director of the glaucoma service at Moorfields Eye Hospital.

 

New NHS clinics

Over 50 consultants are offering clinics at Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital (RB&HH) Specialist Care’s newly opened private outpatient and diagnostic facility at 77 Wimpole Street, London. It is the first NHS specialist trust to open a private facility in the Harley Street area.