The Private Health Partnership acquires Medical Care Direct

The Private Health Partnership (PHP), part of Skipton Building Society Group, has acquired Medical Care Direct (MCD).

This means that PHP, whose core business is private medical insurance, will enter the self-pay health plan market because MCD helps employees to identify consultants and hospitals that most closely match their specified criteria for diagnosis and treatment, such as price or location.

MCD will retain its brand identity, although shared services such as finance, HR and administration will now be provided by PHP.