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General practitioners in the UK providing full patient medical records at the request of insurance firms risk breaking data protection laws, an investigation by the Information Commissioner Office (ICO) has concluded

The Cooperative Health Insurance Council in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has stated that the travel health insurance requirement for visitors to the Kingdom has been set at a maximum of SAR 100,000 (US$26,700)

Travel matters

Overseas visitors spent a record £1.93 billion (in nominal terms) while in the UK during May, eight per cent more than the previous record set in 2014

On the move

Aero-Plan, an online B2B marketplace for medical transport services, has announced the appointment of Mike Vallee as its new vice-president of business development.

Company brief

Exeter, UK-based Stones Solicitors recently announced that it had signed a deal to merge with national and international law firm Trowers & Hamlins.

Health matters

Spanish health authorities have begun drawing up plans to help doctors recognise the chikungunya virus after it was revealed that the first locally infected case, in the Mediterranean resort town of Gandia, initially went undetected.

International Healthcare

UK-based private medical insurance and healthcare provider VitalityHealth recently announced the restructuring of its key accounts team into two units.

Insurance matters

UK insurers paid out the equivalent of £77 million in insurance claims every day, the most comprehensive industry statistics show. The figures, revealed in the Association of British Insurers’ ‘Key Facts 2015’, show how the industry is helping households and businesses to cope with unexpected events

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