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Harley Street news : 2006

The Harley Street Guide keeps you up to date with the latest developments in Harley Street and new treatments and services available in in the private healthcare sector.

Harley Street news

  • Gastric banding Lap band Obesity surgery on the increaseObesity is considered a disease of epidemic proportions. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that obesity has risen by nearly 10-40 per cent in most European countries over the past decade. At the same time, studies have indicated that rates of juvenile obesity and overweight children range from 10-20 per cent in northern Europe and are even higher in southern Europe. Obesity-related...
  • London Clinic London Clinic announces investment of £50M in cancer treatmentThe London Clinic has announced the commencement of the next phase of its development strategy to build a state of the art cancer treatment centre in the heart of London's Harley Street medical community. Demolition of the existing buildings on the site is now under way and the construction of the new purpose built hospital will begin later in 2006. It is anticipated that this phase of...
  • Consultants choose private health care over NHS treatmentResearch compiled by private health insurer BUPA reveals that doctors and consultants are paying for private medical insurance to be treated privately should they become ill. The findings showed that forty one percent of senior hospital doctors have invested in private health cover. All of those surveyed carried out work in private hospitals and over 90 percent for the NHS but the British...