Private Healthcare

A Guide To... STIs

Dr Seth Rankin | Posted 11.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Seth Rankin

Chlamydia is the most common STI in the UK due mainly to many people being unaware that they have it. Most do not experience symptoms making it very easy to spread, therefore it is very important to regularly visit your sexual health clinic.

The One Thing That Should Make Or Break A Doctor's Practice

Dr Neil Bacon | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK
Dr Neil Bacon

So yes, doctors must take control of their online reputations and yes, this will positively impact upon their private practise and bottom-line, but doctors must not overlook the fact that empowering patients is the right thing to do, that it will make them better clinicians and that it will improve standards of healthcare for everyone.

Fit And Healthy Adults Should Pay To See A GP And Ease The NHS Burden

Dr Seth Rankin | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK
Dr Seth Rankin

Cash strapped, under-staffed and over-stretched - GP practices across the UK are at breaking point but there is a simple solution. If more fit and healthy adults between the ages of 18 - 65 paid to see a private doctor, it would significantly ease the overwhelming burden on NHS GPs.

How Private Practice Could Ease The Burden On NHS GPs

Dr Seth Rankin | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK
Dr Seth Rankin

For many of people the real crisis in the NHS (on a day-to-day basis) is one of convenience. GP surgeries are at breaking point and a study published ...

Should New Mums Pay for a Bit of Postnatal Peace and Quiet?

Catherine Ball | Posted 04.06.2016 | UK Parents
Catherine Ball

For the princely sum of £95 a night, new mums will be able to upgrade their NHS hospital experience as they bond with their baby with partners welcome to stay too (if they can stomach a night sleeping on a reclining chair).

NHS and the Shrinking Definition of Medical Need

Eddie Chaloner | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK
Eddie Chaloner

What concerns me is the widening definition of PCLV to include proven operations known to enhance health and improve quality of life. Many of the procedures now deemed 'low value' are actually those which prevent complications and more serious conditions developing later in life.

Is Northern Ireland Ready For Abortion?

Emma Campbell | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Campbell

Northern Ireland is known for its history of religious and state conflict; a recent scar that most of us living here would wish healed. So strange then that the group most disregarded during the Troubles, yet vital to its peace process, i.e. women, should be the subject of unity between the extremes of both Catholic and Protestant religious voices this week

Going Private? My Reply to a Job Offer From a Private Health Company

Alex Nunns | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK Politics
Alex Nunns

What the heck is this? I've been trying and failing to stop the government from privatising the NHS for years, and now a private healthcare company has emailed me about a job! Here's what I have replied:

Rising Cost Of Diabetes Predicted To 'Bankrupt' NHS

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2012 | UK

Diabetes will cost the NHS more than a sixth of its entire budget by 2035, a report has found. The disease and its complications account for 10% (...

Private Firms Offer Free Deal

PA | Posted 07.01.2012 | UK

A number of private health companies have now announced that women worried about their PIP breast implants will not have to pay to get them removed, f...

Implants Scandal: Lansley Gives Private Clinics 48 Hours To Get Their House In Order

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 04.01.2012 | UK Politics

Andrew Lansley has given private clinics 48 hours to get their houses in order and private the government with "clear data" about faulty breast implan...

Private Company To Take Over 'Failing' NHS Hospital

PA | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK

A private company has been given the final go-ahead to take over the running of a debt-ridden NHS hospital. Circle signed a £1 billion ten-year co...