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How will Brexit affect private healthcare? Jane Braithwaite examines the areas that might catch out independent practitioners. There has been plenty of doom and gloom about Brexit and how it might affect healthcare, but it is entirely possible that private healthcare may see some benefits from the increased competition. While the impact on the NHS…(Read More)


Dr Elisa Astorri, Founder of Rheumatology Harley Street, leads the way in the care and treatment of inflammatory joint disorders and autoimmune rheumatic conditions. She combines clinical expertise and the latest research with an incredibly caring and supportive manner to improve patient health. Whilst it hasn’t been headline news, Rheumatology has changed significantly since…(Read More)

Our commitment to GDPR Introduction The European Union has taken a monumental step in protecting the fundamental right to privacy for every EU resident with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will be effective from May 25, 2018. Simply put, EU residents will now have greater say over what, how, why, where, and when…(Read More)


Should private consultants fees be published online? Consultants, hospitals and patients all have an opinion on the issue of fee transparency. But despite a legal challenge, the Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) have ruled that they will be published. And the burden is primarily on consultants to provide fee transparency. In March 2017, the CMA…(Read More)


UPDATED OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2018 We are currently publishing an up-to-date series of blogs related to GDPR, data protection and private medical practices, written by Karen Heaton of Data Protection 4 Business. Click here to start the series:  GDPR for Healthcare – Introduction UPDATED: JUNE 2018 – This blog was originally published in November 2017 in…(Read More)


You spent many years as the Group Medical Director at BUPA before joining PHIN, what attracted you to your current role as Chairman at PHIN? I retired about 5 years ago from BUPA and then moved on to do non-executive work. One of the areas I was involved in when I was with BUPA…(Read More)

Public Health Information Network

If you have not heard about PHIN, the Private Health Information Network, we suggest it is only a matter of time before you do!  The team at Designated Medical have been digging deeper and we are keen to share our perception of PHIN and why all our private consultants should be well informed about their…(Read More)

Private Healthcare Information Network

Who are they? The Private Healthcare Information Network is the government-mandated provider of credible, accurate, and independent information that empowers patients to make informed decisions about their private healthcare. They are a not-for-profit organisation that exists to make more robust information about private healthcare available than ever before, and improve data quality…(Read More)

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