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IHPN responds to GMC National Training Survey

Date of publication: 22nd Oct 2020

Categories: Latest news

Responding to the GMC’s 2020 National training survey report, Dawn Hodgkins, Director of Regulation at the Independent Healthcare Providers Network (IHPN), said: “We welcome today’s report from the GMC which provides a valuable insight into the experiences of medical trainees during the pandemic. Responding to covid has of course caused disruption to the training of many NHS junior doctors, however the GMC is right to emphasise the work that has gone in recent months to enable trainees to work more...

IHPN responds to CQC State of Care report 2019/20

Date of publication: 16th Oct 2020

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Responding to the publication of the Care Quality Commission’s State of Care 2019/20 report, Dawn Hodgkins, Director of Regulation at the Independent Healthcare Providers Network (IHPN), said: “We welcome the CQC’s State of Care report which shows that almost 90% per cent of independent acute services are rated good or outstanding with clear improvement over the last year in all of the CQC’s key domains - demonstrating the sector’s commitment to providing the best possible patient care.” “As the CQC...

How can clinicians and hospitals earn back the trust of patients in the wake of the Paterson Report?

Date of publication: 2nd Oct 2020

Categories: Independent Healthcare Voices

Lindsey Condron, Chief Executive at King Edward VII's Hospital, looks at how can clinicians and hospitals earn back the trust of patients in the wake of the Paterson Report. The Paterson Inquiry has been a wake-up call for all hospital leaders both in the NHS and private sector. The Inquiry found that Ian Paterson’s victims were “let down time and time again” by the surgeon, then by the hospitals where he practised and finally by the regulators, who failed to...

IHPN responds to Sir Mike Richards review of diagnostics services

Date of publication: 1st Oct 2020

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Responding to the publication of Sir Mike Richards’ review into diagnostics services, David Hare, Chief Executive of the Independent Healthcare Providers Network said: “We welcome Sir Mike Richard’s review into diagnostics services, which rightly calls for the NHS to maximise the use of independent sector capacity to help clear the backlog of delayed and cancelled tests. “The report makes important recommendations including the need to double CT scanning capacity over the next five years and significantly expand capacity in other...

IHPN responds to Health Select Committee report into delivering core NHS services during the pandemic

Date of publication: 1st Oct 2020

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Responding to today’s Health and Social Care Committee report into “Delivering core NHS and Care services during the pandemic and beyond”, David Hare, Chief Executive of the Independent Healthcare Providers Network, said: “We welcome today’s Commons Health and Social Care Select Committee’s report which highlights the significant contribution that independent healthcare providers have made in ensuring vital NHS treatment, notably cancer care, could continue during the start of the pandemic. “The Committee also rightly emphasises the importance of setting out...

Independent health sector anticipate strong growth in both NHS and private pay markets in 2021  

Date of publication: 24th Sep 2020

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Independent healthcare providers are anticipating strong growth in both their NHS and private pay markets in the coming year, according to a new survey conducted by the sector’s industry body. Findings from the Independent Healthcare Providers Network’s (IHPN) first ever “Industry Barometer” – which surveyed providers from across the independent health sector – show that while the impact of covid19 has proven extremely challenging for the sector, IHPN members feel positive around the future of their key markets and are...

The planned care crisis and opportunity: reaching new heights of productivity and value for patients

Date of publication: 11th Sep 2020

Categories: Blogs Independent Healthcare Voices

Co-authored by IHPN and Transformation Nous Introduction Covid-19 has generated an unprecedented challenge for the UK healthcare system, with a particular pressure on planned care services. By the end of December, it is estimated that ~9.8m patients will require treatment, which is more than double the number of patients on the official waiting list at the start of March. As healthcare providers across the entire country are expected to stop this demand from rising, and in fact begin reducing it,...

NHS junior doctors to benefit from new training opportunities in independent hospitals

Date of publication: 8th Sep 2020

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Junior doctors in the NHS will now be able to undertake their training in independent hospitals thanks to a new agreement reached between independent healthcare providers and the NHS. Independent hospitals currently deliver around half a million NHS procedures every year and since the historic agreement to make available virtually all independent hospital capacity to support the NHS in tackling the coronavirus pandemic, hundreds of thousands of NHS patients (including those needing critical cancer care) have been treated in independent...

Embracing a “whole systems” approach to localised continuity of care

Date of publication: 17th Aug 2020

Categories: Independent Healthcare Voices

Tony Veverka, Chief Executive of the Transform Hospital Group, looks at how the coronavirus pandemic has brought together the public and independent sectors in an unprecedented way, revealing the need for a (time-sensitive) rethink of the way healthcare is delivered in Britain and towards a model that continues to generate new ways of working, foster innovation and maintain high quality continuity of care in the most extraordinary of circumstances. Coronavirus has tested every part of the UK’s health infrastructure and...

IHPN responds to new NHS People Plan

Date of publication: 30th Jul 2020

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Responding to the publication of the NHS People Plan, David Hare, Chief Executive of the Independent Healthcare Providers Network, said: “The covid19 pandemic has demonstrated just how critical healthcare workers, including those in the independent sector, are in keeping our nation safe. We therefore welcome today’s NHS People Plan which sets out some a clear vision to improve recruitment and training of the healthcare workforce, as well as improve the culture and day to day experience of staff across the...