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Trust approves ‘rapid growth’ plan for overseas work

A leading mental health trust is creating a joint venture organisation to develop its commercial work, including private care in the Middle East and potentially China.


Trust owed £46m by overseas private patients

A specialist trust is owed £45.9m by international private patients, HSJ can reveal.

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Specialist hospitals face losing £27m under new tariff plans

Children’s trusts could lose up to £27m under new tariff proposals for 2019-20, senior NHS managers have revealed.

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London's private income growth covers decline across other trusts

Growth in private income at a small number of London trusts offset a decline across the rest of England last year, HSJ analysis has found.

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Private income up £20m at London specialist trusts

The capital’s specialist trusts have seen significant increases in their private income over the past year.

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Competition regulator urgently demands data from trusts

The Competition and Markets Authority has warned NHS trusts that they could be prosecuted if they do not comply with requests for information on their privately funded work by the end of this week.

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Labour reveals 10 year plan for health and social care

Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham has confirmed he wants health and wellbeing boards to be accountable for new ‘year of care budgets’ which would cover the ‘health and social care needs’ of those ‘at the greatest risk of hospitalisation’, but added that the funds would ‘be paid to an NHS ...

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Patients 'self-funding treatment'

Hospital patients are being allowed to pay for treatments that are no longer available for free, the shadow health secretary has claimed.

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District general hospitals look to private income

District general hospitals aim to tap into private market

Warrington and Halton offers self-pay for treatments no longer funded by NHS

FINANCE: A hospital trust is offering patients who want a procedure which is not longer available on the NHS the opportunity to pay for it themselves at normal NHS prices.

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Foreign patients lucrative for NHS

Foreign patients who seek private treatment in the UK are a lucrative source of income for the NHS, research has found.

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FT wins Ministry of Defence contract to serve British troops

England’s largest foundation trust has won a £365m contract to continue providing healthcare services to the British army in Germany.


Private acute admissions hit record level

Surgical admissions by independent hospitals have hit a record high - driven by NHS admissions rather than spending by private patients - according to a new report.

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NHS to double private patients - Burnham

Some NHS hospitals are planning to use new freedoms granted them by the coalition government to double the number of patients they treat privately this year, shadow health secretary Andy Burnham has warned.

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Lawyers warn largest foundation trust it could face German tax bill

Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust has been advised it could face a significant tax-bill from the German authorities.

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NHS private patient units let down by 'customer service'

Weak customer service is a greater obstacle to NHS hospitals increasing their private work than the “barriers” being investigated by competition authorities, the UK’s largest medical insurer has claimed.

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Private healthcare market referred to Competition Commission

The Office of Fair Trading yesterday confirmed that it would refer the private healthcare market for in-depth investigation by the Competition Commission.

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SNP claim independence will safeguard NHS

Scotland’s National Health Service can only be “fully guaranteed” by independence, deputy first minister Nicola Sturgeon has said.

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Health Bill: government limits FTs and private income

The government has said it will change the Health Bill to clarify and extend Monitor’s compliance powers over foundation trusts, and require governors to approve private patient income.