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Latest from AXA Health

How we facilitate private healthcare and why we're working with providers to make healthcare better.

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Patients 'highly satisfied' with care

May: Politeness of specialists and cleanliness of hospitals are favoured attributes in our member satisfaction survey

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'Dishonest' specialist quits private sector

May: Patient-focused scrutiny at AXA Health helped bring ‘inappropriate clinical procedures’ to light

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Insurers 'could do more' to promote PHIN

April: Insurance health summit highlights AXA Health's positive approach to asking patients to check treatment quality data 

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New data shows private health sector growth

March: invoice data released by Healthcode reveals doctors 'on track to treat more insured patients this year than in 2022'

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Genetic testing: AXA Health panel debate

February: Dr John Burke explores the ethics of using genetic data in healthcare funding at major conference

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AXA Health's latest robotic surgery reviews

February: updated reviews show AXA Health's approach to funding evidence-based robot-assisted surgery

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Improving chemo authorisation

February & World Cancer Day: how we're working with oncologists and using IT to speed up SACT prescribing

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New app for confidential incident reporting

January: Patient safety charity CORESS gives surgeons practical tool to submit details of ‘precursor’ events

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AXA Group renews Research Fund mandate

January: a new five-year mandate announced for the AXA Research Fund, AXA Group’s 15-year-old scientific philanthropy initiative

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Mutations in AXA Research Fund project

January: interview with Prof Mariano Barbacid, Permanent AXA Chair, on his research into the K-Ras oncogene

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Our evidence base for funding robotics

January: Chief Medical Officer Dr John Burke on authorising robot-assisted surgery. Our evidence reviews can be found here.

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New cases discussed by patient safety charity

December: the CORESS advisory board, which includes AXA Health DCMO Pallavi Bradshaw, publishes latest report and lessons learned

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How much is PMI worth to the economy?

November: the healthcare you give our members saves millions every year through improved quality of life and reduced sickness days

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AXA Health chiefs see robotics at first hand

October: CEO Tracy Garrad and Commercial Director Fergus Craig saw robot-assisted procedures up close at Schoen Clinic London

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New assessment service for neurodiversity

October: neurodivergent members will be able to access assessment, diagnosis and onward support in first of its kind launch

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"Bowel cancer screening helped save my life"

September: Check4Cancer, which manages cancer diagnostic pathways for AXA Health, interviews one of our members

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Getting better at investigating incidents

September: how military training is helping our clinical teams run sensitive, systems-focused investigations

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Insurers as a force for good in patient safety

July: Dr Annabel Bentley outlines the insurer's duty towards patient safety, presented at the CORESS surgical safety symposium

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More treatment choice for breast cancer patients

July: We’re switching medical policy to give members receiving breast cancer care more choice over their treatment

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Conference to tackle insurer role in safety

July: AXA Health will discuss how collaborative working will improve patient safety at acute private healthcare conference in October

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Digital MSK showcased at European conferences

July: our Head of Specialist and Practitioner Relations demonstrated how we're directing patients to the right MSK clinician

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Deputy CMO to advise patient safety charity

July: Dr Pallavi Bradshaw, DCMO, has been appointed to the advisory board of CORESS, and will present at its annual symposium

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Why criminalising clinical error harms patient safety

June: Dr Pallavi Bradshaw considers the case of RaDonda Vaught, a US nurse held criminally liable for a patient's death

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Digital MSK service up for award

June: COVER magazine has shortlisted AXA Heath's online MSK service for its Healthcare Innovation Awards

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AXA Health authorises promising robot-assisted procedure

May: new trial results support procedure already covered in our review of robotic surgery

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Paterson: culture AND systems need change

May: Dr Pallavi Bradshaw finds that a clinical culture focused on patient safety needs more than process change

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Private MSK care: are we in step with the NHS?

May: What we discovered when we compared our MSK data against the same treatments carried out in the NHS

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Dr Pallavi Bradshaw writes for landmark Patient Safety guide

May: AXA Health's Deputy CMO (medicolegal) is published in the OUP's new handbook

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Patient safety: our approach

March: how a new matrix guides our funding decisions and helps ensure our patients receive safe and effective treatment

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Changing pathways to suit patients

March: more patients are booking on to our diagnostic pathways for breast, skin and prostate cancer outside London than before COVID

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MSK: understanding the data

January: We're working with orthopaedic surgeon David Elliott to get a clearer picture of the treatment our members receive

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Preventing inactivity

January: AXA Health Head of Specialist & Practitioner Relations Sarah Taylor on why we need to get moving

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New mind health research

January: AXA's 2022 Mind Health study reveals the UK leads the way in reducing the stigma surrounding mental health

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Employee support

January: AXA Health teams up with Peppy to offer an app giving personalised, expert support in menopause, fertility and early parenthood

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The challenge of change

Why medical insurers are moving from simply paying the bills to becoming healthcare commissioners

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Effect of data sharing

How AXA Health influenced knee arthroscopy incidence, presented at Preventing Overdiagnosis conference by DCMO Dr Ayo Kazeem

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Becoming AXA Health

Sarah Taylor, Head of Specialist & Practitioner Relations, explains how we're working to be the UK's health and wellbeing specialists