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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.

Latest Harley Street news

  • Botox Increased spend on cosmetic treatments in Harley StreetWomen are postponing cosmetic surgery and having cheaper non-surgical treatments in a bid to defy the credit crunch, a leading cosmetic surgeon has revealed.
  • thread vein procedures Harley Street surgeon reports rise in thread vein proceduresA growing number of people are having cosmetic procedures to treat their spider and thread veins, a private surgeon has revealed.
  • Medical Travel LT - botox treatment Harley Street doctor provides gold anti-ageing skin therapyA cosmetic doctor in Harley Street is offering a new anti-ageing skin treatment that can help to restore the firmness and elasticity of the face, decolletage, hands and buttocks.
  • Cosmetic surgery Harley Street TV drama reflects cosmetic surgery demandA major new six-part medical drama has begun airing on television which reflects the growing popularity of Harley Street in real life.
  • Thread vein surgery Expert offers advice on thread veinsAn expert has offered some tips for people who suffer from thread veins, many of whom find themselves particularly troubled during warmer weather.
  • 10 second laser eye surgery in London 10 second laser eye surgery in LondonA laser eye surgery clinic has invested in a new laser which will treat most prescriptions in less than 10 seconds. This astounding feat, at the new FOCUS Laser Vision clinic, of Wimpole Street,...
  • Botox Patients advised of risk from unqualified practitionersConsumers should be more aware of the risks associated with unqualified practitioners who offer botox treatment, a leading expert has claimed.Dr Marie-Helene Marion, consultant neurologist and botox...
  • norwich union healthcare New occupational health clinic in LondonNorwich Union Healthcare has opened a new occupational health clinic in London. The clinic, which performs health screenings, pre-employment medicals, pro-active absence and sickness management, and...
  • Baaps logo Cosmetic surgery experts issue catalogue warningA catalogue offering non-surgical cosmetic treatments has prompted surgeons to issue a warning to consumers.Experts at the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (Baaps) are concerned that...
  • BUPA small logo British in denial about the state of their healthDespite new health scares appearing almost daily and obesity rates on the rise, a staggering 12 million British people do no exercise. In addition, almost 70 percent of people drink four or fewer...
  • mature man with grey hair and some wrinkles 'Workplace wrinkling' blamed for cosmetic surgery demandA stressful working environment is a leading reason for cosmetic surgery, it was claimed today.The Harley Medical Group says that employment-related stress is producing a tired, sagging and wrinkled...
  • botox injection Government shies away from botox regulationMedical experts have slammed the government's decision to back out of imposing regulations on the use of botox.The Expert Working Group on Cosmetic Surgery had urged the government to introduce...
  • Cromwell Hospital logo Cromwell Hospital pioneers brain surgery tool in UKSurgeons at Cromwell Hospital have recently undertaken the first treatment in the UK using an advanced new system for non-invasive brain surgery.The Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion allows delicate...
  • BUPA Hospitals logo Bupa in hospital sale talksBupa is considering selling its 26 hospitals, which currently look after around 800,000 patients each year.The private healthcare provider has confirmed that preliminary discussions with potential...
  • BUPA small logo Obesity surgery the focus of new BUPA websiteBUPA has launched a new website to provide detailed information for people considering obesity surgery.The new site, bupaweightloss.co.uk, has a calculator with which viewers can work out whether or...
  • BMI Healthcare Cosmetic surgery on the rise as prices fallPrivate hospitals are noticing an increase in the number of patients seeking cosmetic surgery operations as falling prices make procedures affordable for more people.Beardwood Hospital in Blackburn...
  • Tooth whitening can improve you looks and your con Cosmetic dentistry patients seek Hollywood smilesDentists in the UK are noticing a fast transition from preventative and curative dentistry to cosmetic, the British Dental Health Foundation has revealed.Foundation spokesman Simon Howell said that...
  • BMUS logo Pregnant women warned about private scansExpectant mothers have been warned about the risks of obtaining souvenir ultrasound photographs and film clips of their unborn child in the womb.Pregnant women are now able to purchase private...
  • Cosmetic surgery guide - laser skin treatment Half of women would consider cosmetic surgeryOver half of young women admit that they would have cosmetic surgery to improve their looks, a new survey has revealed.The research, conducted by BBC Radio 1's Newsbeat and 1extra's TXU, also...
  • Healthcare Now Private clinics defend health MOTsHealth MOTs are slowly being introduced on the NHS, but the assessments have long been available at private clinics across the UK.For a few hundred pounds, patients can pay to be thoroughly examined...
  • Harley Street sign Lifestyle abortions banned on Harley StreetThe owners of the Harley Street estate have banned abortion clinics from opening on their premises, insisting that the district should be concentrating on necessary treatments rather than lifestyle...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
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