Paterson probe headlines BMA meeting

Implications for the private sector of the Paterson inquiry will be examined at the 2020 BMA private practice conference by a leading litigation lawyer and a representative from the Federation of Indep­endent Practitioner Organisations (FIPO).  

This year’s event on 24 April at BMA House, London, begins at 9.30am and caters as usual with parallel presentations for established independent practitioners working in general practice and private hospitals, and doctors who are setting up and developing their business.

Topics include registration with the CQC, revalidation and appraisals in the independent sector, featuring Dr Alexandra Harkins, Responsible Officer at the Indep­endent Doctors Federation, accounting and the work of the Private Healthcare Information Network. 

Dr Luke James, medical director at BUPA Global & UK Insurance, will give tips on working with medical insurers, HCA’s The Lister Hospital boss Suzy Canham will talk on practising privileges and working in partnership with hospitals, and there will be advice on protecting pensions in the current climate. 

£170.00 for members; non-members £220.00. Register interest by emailing