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Over the next year, in the run-up to Independent Practitioner Today’s tenth anniversary in 2018, we are publishing a series ...
By Robin Stride The whole private health sector is being urged to commit to breaking down barriers that prevent patients from easily accessing consultants and treatment information. Fiona Booth, chief executive of the Association of Independent Healthcare Organisations (AIHO), revealed patients’ frustration at a ‘double-whammy’ facing them when they try to access private care. New […]
By a staff reporter Specialists working in the central London private acute medical care market have been earning a gross average of around £166,000.
By Martha Walker Independent doctors are facing yet more changes in their Care Quality Commission (CQC) registration. A more robust accountability process is on the way and private doctors will be inspected against the same set of key lines of enquiry (KLOEs) as NHS colleagues – being rated from ‘inadequate’ to ‘outstanding’ across the five […]
By Robin Stride The president of the Independent Doctors Federation (IDF) has expressed alarm at a Medical Defence Union (MDU) decision to stop covering spinal surgeons in private practice. Dr Brian O’Connor said: ‘We are very concerned by this latest development which does not bode well for the practice of medicine in “high-risk” areas.’ And […]
By Leslie Berry Some private specialists are seeking salary rebates after discovering they are on the wrong pay threshold of their NHS consultant contract. Independent Practitioner Today has been told that those affected have received tens of thousands of pounds in backdated pay after financial experts unearthed the problem during routine retirement planning.
The Private Healthcare Summit 2017. By Robin Stride A consultant has given the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) a pat on the back for alerting would-be doctor entrepreneurs to the fact they are allowed to invest in private healthcare facilities. He said that, until the competition watchdog’s 2015 final order arising from its private healthcare […]
By Olive Carterton Surgeons are being asked to take part in a survey aiming to find out the true impact of adverse events on them and to give them better support. A research team led by Mr Kevin Turner, a consultant urological surgeon in Bournemouth, is conducting the first large-scale national study in the UK […]
HCA Healthcare UK and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust plan to build a £65m specialist hospital on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham campus in 2020.
Specialists from HCA’s The Wellington Hospital in London are extending services at a new purpose-built health centre in nearby Elstree. The Elstree Outpatients and Diagnostics Centre is seen as a more convenient location for north London and Hertfordshire patients.
Development work has begun on a new diagnostic centre at Centennial Park, Elstree, part of the Spire Bushey Hospital’s two-phase £22.7m investment strategy.