Treatment Abroad Awards First Accreditation Under New Code of Practice for Medical Tourism Friday 9 May 2008 PDF Print Leading Spanish healthcare company is the first to receive accreditation under new Code of Practice for medical tourism Mills & Mills Medical Group, the leading Spanish healthcare facilitators for medical tourists has become the first clinic to receive accreditation under the new Code of Practice for Medical Tourism recently launched by Treatment Abroad. The “Code of Practice for Medical Tourism”, the first of its kind in the industry, has been set up to encourage the adoption of best practice in medical tourism through the commitment of international healthcare providers to a voluntary code of practice. David Mills of Mills & Mills Medical Group says “we are delighted to have met the standards set out in the code and to receive accreditation from the new Code of Practice for Medical Tourism. It has always been of paramount importance to us that our patients have access to as much impartial endorsement and information as possible about us as a facility and treatment provider”. Medical tourism is growing rapidly throughout the world and by agreeing to adhere to a code of “best practice” healthcare providers are giving patients the reassurance and accountability that they need when making healthcare choices,. Keith Pollard of Treatment Abroad comments; “At a time when medical tourist numbers are rising rapidly, transparency and patient accountability are crucial to the continued success of this industry. Since launching the code we have had an excellent response from healthcare providers. There was clearly a need for self-regulation and it is through a commitment by overseas healthcare providers to this voluntary code of practice that we can give an even greater level of information to patients considering treatment overseas. “We know that the majority of clinics already provide a very high standard of care to its patients. The recent 2008 Treatment Abroad survey of medical tourists revealed that 96 per cent of patients who had overseas treatment would return to the same treatment provider; adoption of the Code of Practice for Medical Tourism will make it even easier for patients to make the right choice of provider.” For more information about the Treatment Abroad Code of Practice: http://www.treatmentabroad.net/medical-tourism/code-of-pract... Ends www.treatmentabroad.com For further information please contact: Caroline Ratner at Caroline Ratner Communications. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 020 8209 0120 or 07976 765453 Editor’s notes About Intuition Communication Intuition Communication is the publisher of some of the UK’s most visited healthcare information sites including Private Healthcare UK and Treatment Abroad. · www.privatehealthcare.co.uk - The UK’s largest online private health care guide. · www.treatmentabroad.com - the UK's leading guide to health and medical tourism, covering over 30 destinations worldwide. · www.treatmentinhungary.net - a health tourism site with a specific focus on Hungary. · www.treatmentincyprus.com - a health tourism site with a specific focus on Cyprus. · www.treatmentinspain.com - a health tourism site with a specific focus on Spain. · www.harleystreet.guide.co.uk - provides comprehensive information about this world famous area of medical excellence. · www.self-help.org.uk - a searchable database of over 1,000 self help organisations and support groups across the UK that provide support, guidance and advice to patients, carers and their relatives. About Mills & Mills Medical Group Mills & Mills Medical Group is a leading International Cosmetic Surgery, Aesthetic Medicine & Cosmetic Dentistry company in Marbella, Spain. Mills & Mills Medical Group was founded by David & Debra Mills, respected professionals who have over 25 years experience in the British Cosmetic Surgery industry. The company is just over 2 years old and the success has been phenomenal. This is due to the high standard of care and the offer of a” patient care guarantee” to all patients unique to Mills & Mills and not offered by any other cosmetic surgery clinic abroad. This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Caroline Ratner Communications in the following categories: Health, Women's Interest & Beauty, Travel, Medical & Pharmaceutical, Media & Marketing, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.