Entries by Beth Rankine

A Healthy Recovery for Two London Private Patient Units

As Covid-19 took hold earlier this year, up to 90% of private hospitals’ beds, staff and equipment were effectively set aside to help the country deal with any massive demand caused by the pandemic. Housden Group has been following the fortunes of private patient units across the UK during this time, writing a regular column […]

How NHS Private Patient Units are Helping Fight the Pandemic

Our last update reported on the upbeat messages flowing from the NHS PPUs Annual Conference, including an estimate of 9% growth for the year ending March 2020 to £700m revenues, together with a forecast of 10% further growth for 2020/21. How quickly things can change… In May, Philip Housden’s column in the Independent Practitioner Today […]

NHS Private Patient Service Achievement Awards 2020

The 2020 NHS PPU Service Development Conference was held at St Thomas’ Hospital, London in mid-March. It included the inaugural Private Patient Service Development Professional Achievement Awards. The awards recognised excellence in NHS PPUs, particularly the ‘unsung heroes’.  Nominations came from across the country in three categories with each finalist demonstrating dedication in delivering excellence […]

National PPU Conference 2020

Over 100 delegates from Private Patient Units from across the UK attended the Sixth National Conference at St Thomas’ Hospital, London in mid-March to share best practices on improving access, growing their market and driving forward financial success for their PPUs. Chaired by Kim Foord-Paton, Head of Private Patients and Adam Fox, Commercial Medical Director […]