Six million Britons living with undiagnosed back pain

28 May 2015

Over a quarter of Britons (27 per cent) suffering from debilitating lower back pain – estimated to be around six million people – do not have a diagnosis for their symptoms. This is leading to widespread anxiety, depression and avoidable time off work, new research suggests.   

Orangutan double surgery is UK first with the help of a Nuffield Health surgeon

28 May 2015
A Bornean orangutan from Blackpool Zoo has successfully undergone double surgery for the first time in UK history.

Vicky, who is 30 years old, had two operations performed by leading human and animal medical experts to alleviate severe congestion caused by chronic sinusitis and air sacculitis.Consultant ENT Surgeon, Jawed Tahery from Nuffield Health, The Grosvenor Hospital in Chester...

Wearable workouts from Nuffield Health and Microsoft Band

13 May 2015

As the UK fitness and wellbeing partner for the Microsoft Band, Nuffield Health has today unveiled a series of guided workouts which users can download straight to the Microsoft Band on their wrist.   

Rise of the active over 65s: Figures show those aged 72 are UK’s most regular gym users

23 April 2015

New figures, published today by healthcare provider Nuffield Health, reveal that the over 65s are the UKs most frequent gym users, highlighting the increasing importance of good health and fitness to the older generation. Across Nuffield Health’s 75 UK fitness and wellbeing gyms, figures show that septuagenarians are actually leading the way, with gym usage peaking at age 72, at eight visits... 

Nuffield Health launch unique UK wide rehabilitation programme to “future-proof” against ill health and sedentary lifestyles following surgery

23 April 2015
Recovery Plus Programme extended to cover 30 major surgical procedures across 74 sites 
New figures published today reveal rise in active over-65s, highlighting the need for innovative health programmes and strategies for older patients

Following successful trials, Nuffield Health are combining their hospitals, wellbeing and fitness platforms across the UK to launch a unique...

Impact of election campaign on MPs health revealed

01 April 2015
In the run up to the election, new research out today from Nuffield Health highlights the impact that campaigning can have on MPs health.

The figures show that although parliamentarians are significantly increasing their exercise levels on the election trail, the benefits are outweighed by poor diets, a lack of sleep and high stress levels.   

Nuffield Health Announced as Official Health and Wellbeing Partner of the 2015 BNY Mellon Boat Races

18 March 2015
Nuffield Health has today been announced as the Official Health & Wellbeing Partner of The 2015 BNY Mellon Boat Races.

It is the first time that the not for profit healthcare provider has partnered the historic event, which pitches Oxford against Cambridge on the iconic stretch of London’s River Thames between Mortlake and Putney.      

Nuffield Health Announced Microsoft's Fitness and Wellbeing Partner for Launch of the Microsoft Band

17 March 2015

Microsoft has selected Nuffield Health as the fitness and wellbeing partner for the UK launch of their new health tracker wristband, Microsoft Band. 

Nuffield Health seeks secondary school to launch ground-breaking Head of Wellbeing pilot for pupils and teachers

10 March 2015

UK secondary schools are being urged to put themselves forward as potential candidates for a ground-breaking pilot, which will see a Head of Wellbeing seconded to the school, in a bid to help combat rising levels of poor physical and mental health among pupils and teachers.

Nuffield Health welcomes back Carol Kefford in new role as Chief Nurse]

06 March 2015
Chief Nurse returns to launch innovative career opportunity for newly qualified nurses to help ‘shape the future of healthcare’

Nuffield Health, the not-for-profit healthcare provider, is delighted to announce the appointment of Carol Kefford in the role of Chief Nurse. Carol, who will play a pivotal role in delivering Nuffield Health’s integrated strategy and growth plans, will join as part of...

Life Fitness continues long term partnership with Nuffield Health

04 March 2015

Life Fitness has extended its long-term partnership with Nuffield Health following the renewal of its preferred supplier contract for a further three years. 

Nuffield Health Printworks Fitness & Wellbeing Centre re-launches, complete with brand new Medical Centre, following £1 million investment

26 February 2015
The Nuffield Health Manchester Printworks Fitness & Wellbeing Centre was officially re-launched on Wednesday 25th February following a £1 million investment. The centre, which was acquired from Virgin Active last year, now boasts first-class fitness and medical facilities under one roof, in the heart of the city.

Olympian Dame Kelly Holmes launches Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Centre Tunbridge Wells, complete with new medical centre

23 February 2015

The Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Centre in Tunbridge Wells was re-launched on Saturday 21st February, with a little help from Dame Kelly Holmes who cut the ribbon to mark the official opening of the centre. The site was acquired from Virgin Active last year and now boasts first-class fitness and medical facilities under one roof.

Nuffield HealthScore™ app revealed as finalist at first ever AXA PPP Health Tech & You awards

10 February 2015
Finalists to be showcased as part of exhibition at the Design Museum, London
Nuffield Healthscore has been shortlisted in the ‘Keep Me Healthy’ category at the first ever AXA PPP Health Tech & You Awards.

The awards, a joint initiative between AXA PPP healthcare, 2020health and the Design Museum, aim to recognise, celebrate and showcase the best in personal health technology... more

Over 65s Driving Cosmetic Surgery Market

05 February 2015
The over 65s are leading a surge in cosmetic surgery in the UK, Nuffield Health’s first annual Plastic Surgery insight survey reveals.  Almost two thirds (64 per cent) of Nuffield Health surgeons, who between them carry out 1 in 10 UK cosmetic procedures, reported an increase in older people seeking surgery.

Nuffield Health Tees response to Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection findings

23 January 2015
Speaking after the publication of the Care Quality Commission’s findings, following a recent inspection of the Nuffield Health Tees Hospital, 

Hospital Director, David Richardson, said: 

Experts warn of risks as figures show UK public pay little attention to health guidelines

22 January 2015
Nuffield Health are today calling for the UK public to take note of health guidelines and make small changes to their lifestyle in order to reduce their risks of heart attacks and stroke.  New figures out today show little understanding and a lack of concern, among the UK public about the serious health implications of a poor diet – including excess salt and sugar – combined with a lack of... more 

Nuffield Health and 2020health call for Head of Wellbeing in secondary schools, to combat obesity and poor mental health in pupils and teachers

07 January 2015
Health think tank 2020health and not for profit healthcare organisation, Nuffield Health have joined forces to call for the introduction of a Head of Wellbeing role across secondary schools to help combat poor physical and mental health and wellbeing - both in children and their teachers.

In depth research, published today (7th January, 2015) highlights areas of concern and unmet need -... more

Nuffield Health partners with Amateur Swimming Association

30 December 2014
Not-for-profit healthcare organisation to offer ASA services in fitness and wellbeing centres nationwide

Nuffield Health and the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) have today announced an on-going partnership to deliver ASA services at Nuffield Health Gyms across the country. Nuffield Health is the only national health and wellbeing provider to have signed a partnership with the swimming body... more

Director appointed to deliver Nuffield Health's flagship hospital in Manchester

06 November 2014
Nuffield Health has appointed a Manchester Market Director to deliver the charity’s new flagship hospital and wellbeing services in the heart of Manchester.

The estimated £60m hospital build planned for the city, has reached the next phase of its delivery with this newly created role and is part of the healthcare provider’s Manchester-wide wellbeing strategy.

One in four with menopause symptoms concerned about ability to cope with life

17 October 2014

UK Women get little support, advice or treatment for symptoms relating to menopause and hormonal changes, according to new research out today, resulting in one in four women saying they are struggling to cope with aspects of life due to their symptoms. 

Nuffield Health wins Best Provider of Workplace Wellbeing Services at Health Insurance Awards 2014

17 October 2014
Nuffield Health has been awarded Best Provider of Workplace Wellbeing Services at the annual Health Insurance Awards for the third year running.
The not-for-profit organisation works with leading corporate clients, offering fitness, physiotherapy, health assessments, primary care and occupational health services.

The premier awards ceremony for the UK health insurance and...

Nuffield Health Announces Innovative Funding Approach

08 October 2014
Nuffield Health announces that it has secured £330 million from a combination of banks and institutional lenders, to support long term strategy.

The agreement demonstrates strong support for the business and its strategic development plans for an integrated approach to fitness, prevention and cure, across hospitals, consumer and corporate fitness and wellbeing markets.

Health of the Nation's MPs revealed by Nuffield Health

07 October 2014
The health and lifestyle choices of Britain's MPs are today highlighted in a study by Nuffield Health, the leading not-for-profit healthcare organisation.
It reveals that almost half (46%) of parliamentarians fail to meet the Government's recommendation of two and a half hours of moderate activity each week.

Almost nine in ten MPs (86%) of those questioned admit that they exceed NHS daily...

Former Chelsea star Michael Duberry opens new Nuffield Health Fitness Centre at Enfield Grammar School

22 September 2014
Enfield Grammar School welcomes back former pupil and ex-Premier League player, Michael Duberry, as it celebrates the opening of new fitness facilities for students and the community.
The Centre will continue to be owned by the school with facilities managed by experts at Nuffield Health, who have overseen the re-design and renovation work.

Students and local residents will now...

Six times World Champion relaunches Nuffield Health City Gym

17 September 2014

London 12th September: To celebrate the relaunch of the Nuffield Health City gym, members will be treated to a two day event on 15-16 September. The event will include a selection of gym based challenges, introductions to new group exercise classes, free drop in sessions with health and wellbeing experts and an evening launch reception with former World Kayak Champion Anna Hemmings, MBE.

Nuffield Health Physiotherapists on hand for HSBC Triathlon, Duathlon and Scootathlon

12 September 2014
Nuffield Health has 60 entries to this weekend’s HSBC Triathlon, and a team of our physiotherapists will be supporting the athletes taking part.
The event, taking place on Sunday 14th September 2014, offers something for absolutely everyone looking to get involved in the UK’s fastest growing sport. 

Innovative Partnerships Celebrated at Launch of New Biomedical Centre of Excellence

10 September 2014
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has today launched Citylabs, MSP’s £25 million redevelopment of the Grade II listed former Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, at a celebratory event alongside its partner and originator, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT), and a host of other clinical, commercial, NHS and community partners. 

Nuffield Health response to the CHPI report 'Patient Safety in private hospitals - the known and unknown risks'

20 August 2014
David Mobbs, Nuffield Health Group Chief Executive, said: 
“Nuffield Health welcomes any dialogue that supports access to more transparent and reliable data, and as an organisation we are fully in support of producing comparable performance data at hospital and Consultant level so that patients can make informed decisions about their treatment.

We are extremely disappointed about...

Nuffield Health acquires nine Virgin Active Health Clubs

05 August 2014
Nuffield Health, the UK’s leading not-for-profit healthcare organisation, has today announced the acquisition of nine Virgin Active Health Clubs.

The new gyms will increase Nuffield Health’s footprint throughout the UK, allowing more health consumers to benefit from their unique approach to health and wellbeing.

Manchester Metropolitan University and Nuffield Health Announce Strategic Health Partnership

01 July 2014

Manchester Metropolitan University and healthcare social enterprise, Nuffield Health, have today announced a strategic partnership to improve health in the North West of England.  The partnership will see a state of the art hospital and wellbeing centre built in central Manchester. Together the two will collaborate on research and development, training for local healthcare professionals... more

Nuffield Health annual report shows £84m investment for the future

10 June 2014
Nuffield Health, the UK’s leading healthcare social enterprise, today publishes its annual report for 2013.
The not-for-profit has maintained its solid financial position while it continues to extend the scale and scope of its operations with £84million invested into its hospitals, wellbeing and corporate sites in 2013 - an increase of £15million on 2012.