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IHPN responds to record NHS waiting lists

Date of publication: 12th May 2022

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Responding to the latest NHS performance figures, David Hare, Chief Executive of the Independent Healthcare Providers Network (IHPN), said: “With today’s figures showing yet another significant jump in the number of people waiting for care with NHS waiting lists at a record 6.4 million, it’s vital that the clear commitments in the recent NHS elective recovery plan to ramp up activity and give patients more choice and control of their care are now translated into concrete action to improve access...

IHPN responds to record NHS waiting lists

Date of publication: 14th Apr 2022

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Responding to the latest NHS performance figures, David Hare, Chief Executive of the Independent Healthcare Providers Network (IHPN), said: “With today’s figures showing yet another record NHS waiting list of 6.2 million, it’s vital that the clear commitments in the recent NHS elective recovery plan to give patients more choice and control of their care are now translated into concrete action to improve access to treatment. “Polling continues to show that patients are willing to travel beyond their local hospital...

New report shows positive “speaking up” culture in independent healthcare

Date of publication: 6th Apr 2022

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Independent healthcare providers have seen a greater improvement in the “speaking up” culture in their organisation over the last year compared with other parts of the healthcare sector, according to the latest report from the National Guardian’s Office (NGO). Surveying over 300 Freedom to Speak Up Guardians, the report found that almost four fifths (78%) of respondents from independent healthcare providers said their organisation’s “speaking up” culture had improved over the last twelve months. This compared to 74% for respondents...

New animation launched to help patients navigate private healthcare

Date of publication: 28th Mar 2022

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In response to the growing numbers of people looking to pay privately for healthcare, the Independent Healthcare Providers Network (IHPN), have launched a new animation to help patients navigate private healthcare and set out what options are available to them. Recent polling conducted by Savanta Comres for IHPN has found that around half (48%) of people agree that they would consider private healthcare if they needed treatment, with over one in five people (21%) saying that they are likely to...

IHPN responds to PHIN data on serious injuries

Date of publication: 15th Mar 2022

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Responding to the publication of new data from the Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) on serious injuries, David Hare, Chief Executive of the Independent Healthcare Providers Network (IHPN), said:  “Improving transparency and information in healthcare is a key way of supporting patients to make informed choices about their care. Today’s publication is an important milestone in making more data available about the quality and safety of care in the independent sector and we strongly encourage privately-funding patients to utilise the...

IHPN responds to record NHS waiting list figures

Date of publication: 10th Mar 2022

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Responding to the latest NHS performance figures, David Furness, Director of Policy at the Independent Healthcare Providers Network (IHPN), said: “With today’s figures showing yet another record NHS waiting list of 6.1 million, it’s vital that the Secretary of State’s commitments this week to give patients more choice and control of their care are now translated into concrete action to improve access to treatment. “Currently less than half of the public are aware that they can choose where they receive...

Over 4,000 NHS junior doctors trained in the independent health sector since 2020

Date of publication: 10th Mar 2022

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Over 4,000 NHS junior doctors have undertaken their training in independent healthcare providers since 2020, following a landmark agreement to increase training opportunities in the sector. In a new report published today, the Independent Healthcare Providers Network (IHPN) sets out the progress that has been made since the agreement was reached in September 2020 between IHPN, Health Education England (HEE), NHS England and the Confederation of Postgraduate Schools of Surgery to ensure the independent healthcare sector is able to play...

IHPN responds to new "Right to Choose" for NHS patients

Date of publication: 8th Mar 2022

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Responding to the Secretary of State’s speech on NHS reform, David Furness, Director of Policy at the Independent Healthcare Providers Network (IHPN), said: “We welcome today’s announcement from the Health Secretary to bolster patient choice rights and ensure that those patients waiting the longest for NHS treatment are given clear options to access faster treatment, whether in an NHS or independent provider. “Despite record high NHS waiting times, patients’ awareness of their legal right to choose the fastest possible treatment...

IHPN responds to latest NHS performance figures

Date of publication: 10th Feb 2022

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Responding to the latest NHS performance figures out today, David Hare, Chief Executive of the Independent Healthcare Providers Network, said:   “This week saw the welcome publication of the NHS’ elective recovery plan but with today’s figures showing yet another record NHS waiting list of 6.1 million, it’s vital that those commitments are now translated into concrete action which swiftly improves patients’ access to care. “As the recovery plan makes clear, the independent sector has a key role to play...

IHPN responds to new NHS elective recovery plan

Date of publication: 8th Feb 2022

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Responding to the publication of the NHS’ elective recovery plan, David Hare, Chief Executive of Independent Healthcare Providers Network (IHPN), said: “With NHS waiting lists at a record high and millions of patients left struggling in pain due to delays in treatment, we welcome today’s NHS elective recovery strategy which sets out a clear plan of action to improve patient access to care. “Given the scale of the backlog, it’s vital an “all shoulders to the wheel” approach is taken...