Posts Tagged ‘Private practice’

Eye Surgeons face fine as CMA completes investigation into anti-competition

CESP Limited, a membership organisation of private consultant ophthalmologists, has been fined £382,500 for breaching competition law. The Competition ...

Doctors should not do both private and NHS work

Private and public medicine are incompatible and doctors should not be allowed to work in both sectors, a cardiologist argues. Dr John Dean, a consultan...

Hospital groups are buying private referrals

The GMC has been criticised for failing to act after receiving evidence of widespread payments to consultants in private practice in exchange for referrals...

Better protection for cosmetic surgery patients

Patients having cosmetic surgery should be able to make informed decisions about their treatment, including being able to check if their surgeon is listed ...

VAT guidance implications for medical companies

New guidance suggests that supplying medical services via a company may no longer be VAT exempt. The guidance in VAT notice 701/57 states that if you are ...

BMI Healthcare’s response to competition review

BMI Healthcare responds to today's preliminary review into competition in the private healthcare sector which suggests that too many private hospitals fac...

Private patients paying for lack of competition

Many private hospitals face little competition in local areas leading to higher private medical insurance premiums and charges for private patients, the Co...

Ten tips for doctors on growing a private practice – how to ‘do’ retail

Despite the economic gloom there are many opportunities for consultants to take their private practice to the next level, says Adrian Stevenson, an associa...

One in six hospitals offering NHS private services

One in six hospitals in England have introduced new private treatment options this year, as cost pressures tighten restrictions on some NHS services....

Independent hospitals strive for transparency

The calls for greater transparency on outcomes and quality of care within UK hospitals have been steadily growing in recent years and all involved in healt...

PMIs threaten consultants with de-recognition

The number of consultants in private practice threatened with de-recognition by private insurers has tripled in the past two years, a survey finds. BMA pr...