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Private Hospitals Articles


Bailout requested by Hinchingbrooke

11th February 2015

Hinchingbrooke Hospital became the first privately-managed hospital in 2012 and has now requested a bailout from the government as Circle withdraw.

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Doctors attack 'scare tactics' used by private companies

7th January 2013

Top doctors say some private health screening companies use 'scare tactics' to persuade people to part with their money.

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Use of private sector rising in NHS

1st November 2012

New figures show that more NHS operations are being conducted in the private sector.

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Bupa issues affordability warning

9th August 2012

Britain's health insurance industry is facing an "affordability crunch."

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If patients wait more than 18 weeks they can demand private hospital

5th July 2012

The health secretary is to announce patients will be able to demand a private hospital if they have to wait more than 18 weeks for NHS treatment.

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Private hospital construction underway

3rd April 2012

New private hospital to be part owned by doctors being built in Kent.

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NHS hospital to be run privately

10th November 2011

Circle is to take over the running of Hinchingbrooke NHS hospital in a 10 year deal.

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Bupa profits fall

8th March 2011

Bupa profits tumbled 72% amid a year of cost cutting in 2010.

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Warning issued on ability to choose

7th February 2011

Private hospitals warn patients may find it difficult to get treatment at a private hospital from the end of March.

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NHS patients will be offered free private treatment

19th January 2011

Reforms will see patients offered free private treatment as long as it meets NHS standards.

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