Posts Tagged ‘Private practice’

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...

“Doctors using NHS to push own private practices”

Sir Bruce Keogh, the Government's medical director, admitted that some of his colleagues have been abusing the system by using the NHS to “push” their ...

Watch out for the dancing gorilla

It seems radiologists and basketball fans share something unexpected in common. Namely, the inability to see dancing gorillas. A recent study by a Harva...

Only surgeons should offer cosmetic surgery

Only surgeons should provide cosmetic surgery and only doctors, dentists and nurses who have undertaken appropriate training should provide non-surgical co...

Three – that’s the magic number for private practice

There are three big costs in business - one visible, the other two almost invisible. The first cost - the visible one - is pretty obvious: the cost of t...

Why I am so in love with deadlines

'Deadlines...I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by,' Douglas Adams (1952 - 2001). On the 11th March 2012 Douglas Adams, had he lived, would h...