Posts Tagged ‘Private healthcare’

Seven hospitals called on to publish private healthcare information for patients

Seven hospitals have been directed to publish information on the quality of their private healthcare services after failing to meet a deadline. The Comp...

Private companies see profits double while NHS waiting lists increase

Private companies are boosting their profits by up to 100% as the health service struggles to cope. An analysis of company reports and statements from a...

How many NHS patients are treated in the private sector? And does it matter?

After a quarter of a century of the internal market, John Appleby, Chief Economist at the King’s Fund, looks at the figures. Hospital episode statistics...

CQC: new system of inspecting private hospitals

The CQC is to start inspecting independent hospitals next month under its new inspection regimes. The Chief Inspector of Hospitals Sir Mike Richards...

Private health providers facing NHS challenges

Hinchingbrooke Health Care Trust's losses in its first two years under private management are just £150,000 short of the £5m ceiling at which the contrac...

Greater scrutiny needed for private hospitals

Patients undergoing operations in private hospitals may be put at risk from inadequate equipment, lack of intensive care beds, unsafe staffing arrangements...

Harley Medical Group suffers online cyber-attack

A leading cosmetic surgery provider has been targeted by a computer hacker who may have accessed details of nearly 500,000 people considering procedures...

Private firms to help if there is a patient surge

Private firms will be asked to take on some of the NHS's workload if the service cannot cope with demand this winter, it has emerged, as hospital bosses wa...

Call for large private hospitals to be sold

Nine private hospitals should be sold says the Competition Commission after it finds that costs of private healthcare in Britain have been inflated because...

“Private sector partnerships provide NHS with solutions”

The NHS will increasingly forge partnerships with the private sector as it seeks new ways of improving the quality of care it can provide in austere financ...

Competition Commission misunderstands London market

The Provisional Findings of the Competition Commission’s investigation into the private healthcare market are a serious disappointment for HCA. Whilst an...