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News from December 2010

31/12/2010Private medical cover to see uptake after warning that NHS 'care will suffer'?
More people could be tempted to take out private medical cover after it was warned that reducing staffing levels in the NHS will see a reduction in the quality of care. The government has called on the NHS...
31/12/2010Those with private medical cover urged to get flu jab
People with private medical cover could benefit from a flu vaccination as the virus continues to spread. According to figures from the Health Protection Agency, the number of people in intensive care with...
31/12/2010Private medical cover to provide alternative to NHS following BMA chief's comments?
The NHS will be "tested to the limit" in 2011, the head of the British Medical Association (BMA) has said in comments that may persuade some to seek private medical cover as an alternative. Dr...
31/12/2010Scots to seek private medical cover after top doctor's NHS comments?
People in Scotland may be considering taking out private medical cover after a top doctor suggested cuts being made to the country's health service could end in turmoil. Dr Brian Keighley, chairman of...
31/12/2010Male private medical cover holders getting bigger?
Private medical cover providers may find that they are providing a greater number of treatments for illnesses related to obesity, new research suggests. According to scientists at Oxford University, the...
31/12/2010Bupa calls on private medical cover hospitals to publish data
Private medical cover holders could soon benefit from comprehensive data on the performance of different private hospitals. Health insurance provider Bupa has called on others in the industry to help set...
30/12/2010Private medical cover uptake to increase as NHS faces 'toughest year'?
An uptake of private medical cover may be one of the results of the government's proposed reforms for the NHS. One leading commentator has warned that the changes could see the NHS facing its...
30/12/2010Women with large waistlines may need cancer treatment from their private medical cover providers
A large waistline can mean that women are more likely to need private medical cover treatment for cancer , it has been suggested. According to charity The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF), nearly half of...
29/12/2010Private medical cover holders warned alternative medicines could be harmful to children
A new study has suggested that private medical cover holders should not shun conventional medicine in favour of alternative therapies for their children. According to research by scientists in Australia,...
24/12/2010NHS Direct waiting times to see patients seek private medical cover as alternative?
More people may be tempted to seek private medical cover in order to avoid the long waiting times currently being experienced by users of NHS Direct. According to the Daily Mail, the service is near...
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