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'Selling off NHS for profit': Full list of MPs with links to private healthcare firms

'Selling off NHS for profit': Full list of MPs with links to private healthcare firms | Private Health UK | Scoop.it
PM David Cameron and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, Lib Dems Nick Clegg and Vince Cable are also on the list - here is the full rundown. Is your MP on there?
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Kadcyla breast cancer drug 'too expensive' for NHS, says NICE - BBC News

Kadcyla breast cancer drug 'too expensive' for NHS, says NICE - BBC News | Private Health UK | Scoop.it
Despite repeated pleas and negotiations, a life-extending breast cancer drug will not be routinely offered on the NHS in England and Wales.
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Britons 'just not healthy enough to keep working into their late 60s'

Britons 'just not healthy enough to keep working into their late 60s' | Private Health UK | Scoop.it

Mark Pearson, a senior analyst at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), claimed that raising the UK state pension age to 68 may ‘not be viable’ unless public health is improved.

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Most Doctors Not Yet Ready to Recommend Mobile ...

Most Doctors Not Yet Ready to Recommend Mobile ... | Private Health UK | Scoop.it

Cello Health Insight published a report summarising findings from research conducted with doctors across 8 markets; including the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the US, China and Brazil.

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New counselling app means patients can be treated in their own homes

New counselling app means patients can be treated in their own homes | Private Health UK | Scoop.it

EXCLUSIVE: The new Babylon Therapy app offers UK patients 50-minute consultations with qualified therapists by phone or video call for £49, removing the need to travel to a clinic.

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Andrew Lansley caught up in revolving door row

Andrew Lansley caught up in revolving door row | Private Health UK | Scoop.it

The three jobs were taken by the former health secretary despite David Cameron’s promise in 2010 to end the ‘revolving door’ between government and the private sector

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Ex-health secretary Lord Lansley takes on three private sector roles - General news - NewsLocker

Ex-health secretary Lord Lansley takes on three private sector roles - General  news - NewsLocker | Private Health UK | Scoop.it

Former health secretary Andrew Lansley has taken on three private sector jobs, including advising pharmaceutical giant Roche.

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Fascinating Photos Show How Newborns Fit Inside A Mother's Womb

Fascinating Photos Show How Newborns Fit Inside A Mother's Womb | Private Health UK | Scoop.it
A birth photographer has captured photos of newborns in the foetal position just moments after they have entered the world.

Marry Fermont, 35, from Holland, said the photos give new parents an insi
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Rupture rates low in UK cataract patients with extreme axial length - ModernMedicine

Rupture rates low in UK cataract patients with extreme axial length - ModernMedicine | Private Health UK | Scoop.it
By Laird Harrison

Posterior capsule rupture rates are surprisingly low in UK cataract patients with very short or very long axial length, researchers say.

The rate of posterior capsule rupture o
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The NHS? Not for them! You fund private health for Town Hall bosses: Taxpayers ... - Daily Mail

The NHS? Not for them! You fund private health for Town Hall bosses: Taxpayers ... - Daily Mail | Private Health UK | Scoop.it
Figures obtained by the Mail show that over the past three years, £3.43million of public money has been spent on private health insurance for council staff in England and Wales.
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This is what happened when 3 healthy women in their 20's had their fertility checked

This is what happened when 3 healthy women in their 20's had their fertility checked | Private Health UK | Scoop.it
Fertility testing in your 20s can show problems that you didn't realise were there and inform you of changes you need to make in order to preserve and maintain your chance of getting pregnant later in life.
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Kent NHS 'to send surgery patients to France' - BBC News

Kent NHS 'to send surgery patients to France' - BBC News | Private Health UK | Scoop.it
NHS patients in Kent could soon have surgery at a hospital in Calais under a deal being finalised by health commissioners.
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Shortage of nurses kills hundreds of patients after emergency surgery

Shortage of nurses kills hundreds of patients after emergency surgery | Private Health UK | Scoop.it
Hundreds of patients die every year after emergency surgery because there are not enough nurses to care for them, research suggests.
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​NHS cancer care may be privatized in biggest ever outsource plan

​NHS cancer care may be privatized in biggest ever outsource plan | Private Health UK | Scoop.it

Cancer care in Britain may be privatized as swathes of the National Health Service are due to be outsourced. In Britain’s increasingly financialized climate, fears have emerged the NHS is effectively up for sale.

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End of UK health handouts: foreigners to be CHARGED when they call ambulance or doctor

End of UK health handouts: foreigners to be CHARGED when they call ambulance or doctor | Private Health UK | Scoop.it

FOREIGNERS will be forced to pay every time they call an ambulance under a major crackdown on health tourism.

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Insurer cutbacks squeeze patients out of high-end care

Insurer cutbacks squeeze patients out of high-end care | Private Health UK | Scoop.it

More than 88,000 people in the Houston area have lost plans from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas for 2016, potentially cutting off some of the most seriously ill from the top-tier medical care the city has built its reputation on.

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Suncorp eyes private health insurance market

Suncorp eyes private health insurance market | Private Health UK | Scoop.it

Suncorp Group is recruiting health insurance experts and contemplating setting up its own private health arm as it hunts for new growth avenues.

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Anger as NHS Scotland spend more than £80m on private health firms

Anger as NHS Scotland spend more than £80m on private health firms | Private Health UK | Scoop.it

MSP says the figures reveal the hypocrisy of the SNP after First Minister Nicola Sturgeon pledged to block any privatisation of the NHS.

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SNP accused of “hypocrisy” over private health costs

SNP accused of “hypocrisy” over private health costs | Private Health UK | Scoop.it

NICOLA Sturgeon was branded a “hypocrite” after spending on private health care for patients hit £22,000 a day under the SNP government.

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In search of the perfect sweetener - BBC News

In search of the perfect sweetener - BBC News | Private Health UK | Scoop.it
Too much refined sugar is blamed for a wave of obesity and ill-health, so the search is on for the perfect sweetener. But it’s not an easy task, writes Michael Mosley.
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Essex County Council spends £874k on private health insurance for staff ... - Essex Chronicle

Essex County Council spends £874k on private health insurance for staff ... - Essex Chronicle | Private Health UK | Scoop.it
Essex County Council spent almost £1 million on private health insurance for employees over three years, despite needing to make £49 million in cuts. The council's £874,640 private...
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Imprimis Pharma strikes tie-up with major eye surgery centre - Proactive Investors UK

Imprimis Pharma strikes tie-up with major eye surgery centre - Proactive Investors UK | Private Health UK | Scoop.it
A major US cataract surgery venue has struck an agreement with pharma group Imprimis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: IMMY) over providing patients with treatments post-op.
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Chief medical officer advises pregnant women cut out alcohol - BBC News

Chief medical officer advises pregnant women cut out alcohol - BBC News | Private Health UK | Scoop.it
Pregnant women and those trying to conceive should avoid alcohol altogether, the chief medical officer for Wales warns.
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NHS wasting £450m on 'mid-life MOT' health checks, doctors say

NHS wasting £450m on 'mid-life MOT' health checks, doctors say | Private Health UK | Scoop.it
Three leading medics say the checks for over-40s have prevented as few as 1,000 deaths a year at a cost to the NHS of about £450,000 each
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