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Outcomes published

By Robin Stride New data on outcomes of consultants’ treatments in private practice, due next month, will help the sector identify possible trends and areas for improvement. It will cover the quarter July-September 2019 and follows publication late last year of the first batch of ground-breaking information released by the Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN). […]

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Paterson Inquiry: SPECIAL REPORTS 

Independent practitioners give their reaction By Robin Stride Private consultants have ‘wholeheartedly’ welcomed the independent inquiry report into issues raised following the conviction of rogue surgeon Ian Paterson. And they warned that failure to implement its recommendations in full ‘would be tantamount to a betrayal of the patients, whose sad testimonies lie before us today’. […]

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Experts look to Budget to fix pension tax fiasco

By Edie Bourne Doctors are pinning hopes on Treasury indications that substantial tax reform will be announced in the Budget to alleviate punitive tax charges on their NHS pensions.  The outcome of the Govern­ment’s consultation into pension flexibilities and review of the tapered annual allowance is expected to be published in the Budget on 11 […]

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BMI’s new owner injects finance

By Olive Carterton Circle Health, buyers of the UK’s largest hospital group BMI, hope to pour money into improving services for consultants and their patients. The company’s director of hospitals, consultant orthopaedic surgeon Mr Paul Manning, told Ind­ep­endent Practitioner Today: ‘Our aim is to be the most supportive place for consultants to base their private […]

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Cyber attacks affect 67% of health outfits

By Leslie Berry New research underlines the need for independent practitioners to ensure they and their staff stay alert for cyber security issues. As many as 67% of healthcare organisations have experienced a cyber security incident in the past year, highlighting the serious threat posed by data breaches and malicious attacks to health-related data held […]

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Authorities get tougher on Botox ads

By Olive Carterton Doctors and others have been warned they will be referred to the GMC and Care Quality Commis­sion (CQC) if they flout new rules banning them from advertising botulinum toxins. From this month, the ban covers advertising botulinum toxin injections (like Botox) on social media, paid-for ads, non-paid-for marketing posts and influencer marketing.  […]

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Regenerative clinic offers training in MSK ultrasound

Applicants are being invited for new trainee and visiting fellowships at The Regenerative Clinic, Queen Anne Street, London.  They will be offered training in regenerative medicine, musculo­skeletal (MSK) medicine and MSK ultrasound, and ultrasound-guided MSK interventions.

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App gives access to a doctor 24/7

By Robin Stride A private medical group and founder of the UK’s first private doctor visiting service has launched a new app, granting 24/7 access to a doctor across the whole of London. Doctorcall members can access ‘affordable’ medical cover, with the benefit of guaranteed, prioritised coverage and home visits, discounts on consultations and health […]

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‘Seamless heart journey’

By Robin Stride Consultants working at a new cardiovascular centre scheduled to open in Harley Street on 1 April will operate on a practising privileges basis. Harley Street Medical Centre (HSMC), part of United Medical Enterprises Group (UME), said it planned to offer ‘a wealth of expertise across cardiology, hypertension and respiratory medicine in one […]

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Health ‘needs focus on social aspects’

By a staff reporter Private specialists travelled from as far as Wiltshire and Leicestershire for a well-attended London Consultants Association (LCA) dinner to hear Sir Michael Marmot speak passionately about the impact of social determinants on long-term health. The professor of epidemiology at University College London discussed how life expectancy in England has improved ‘about […]

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