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IHPN responds to appointment of new NHS Chief Executive

Date of publication: 28th Jul 2021

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Responding to the appointment of Amanda Pritchard as the new Chief Executive of NHS England, David Hare, Chief Executive of the Independent Healthcare Providers Network (IHPN), said: “On behalf of our members, IHPN would like to congratulate Amanda Pritchard on her appointment as the new Chief Executive of NHS England. “Independent healthcare providers have played a pivotal role in supporting the NHS through the pandemic and we look forward to working with Amanda to build on these successful partnerships and...

IHPN responds to Government response to IMMDS review

Date of publication: 21st Jul 2021

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Responding to the Government’s response to the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review, Dawn Hodgkins, Director of Regulation at the Independent Healthcare Providers Network (IHPN), said: “Today’s Government response to the “Independent Medicine and Medical Devices Safety Review” sets out a number of key steps to better ensure any patient concerns around medicines and medical devices can be identified and acted upon as quickly and effectively as possible, including through the appointment of a new Patient Safety Commissioner as...

IHPN welcomes new patient safety announcements in Health and Care Bill

Date of publication: 7th Jul 2021

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Responding to new safety measures announced in the Health and Care Bill, including the establishment of the Health Service Safety Investigation Body (HSSIB) and the role of Medical Examiners in law, Dawn Hodgkins, Director of Regulation at the Independent Healthcare Providers Network, said: “With independent healthcare providers delivering care to millions of patients every year, IHPN have long been calling for a “whole systems” approach to patient safety and quality and we welcome the measures set out in the new...

IHPN responds to publication of new Health and Care Bill

Date of publication: 6th Jul 2021

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Responding to the publication of the Government's new Health and Care Bill, David Furness, Director of Policy at the Independent Healthcare Providers Network (IHPN), said: “We welcome the publication of this Bill which signals the start of an important debate about the future direction of the NHS. "As the new Health Secretary rightly stated last week, tackling the growing backlog of NHS treatment will need to be an “absolute priority” for the Government in the coming months and years. While...

IHPN responds to latest NHS performance stats

Date of publication: 10th Jun 2021

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Responding to the latest NHS performance stats published today, David Hare, Chief Executive of the Independent Healthcare Providers Network, said: “With today’s figures showing the largest NHS waiting list on record at 5.1 million and almost 65,000 people now waiting more than 18 months for treatment, the time has come for the Government to urgently set out a clear plan on how patient access to NHS care will be restored. “Despite the heroic efforts of healthcare staff to get services...

IHPN responds to new RCS report on tackling the NHS elective care backlog

Date of publication: 28th May 2021

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Welcoming today’s report from the Royal College of Surgeons to help cut NHS waiting times for surgery, David Hare, Chief Executive of the Independent Healthcare Providers Network (IHPN), said: “As the Royal College of Surgeons have rightly said, with NHS waiting lists at a record 5 million, tackling the backlog of NHS treatment needs to be an urgent priority for the Government, with a clear plan put in place to make sure patients can access the care they need. “Given...

IHPN responds to new CQC strategy

Date of publication: 27th May 2021

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Responding to the publication of the Care Quality Commission’s new strategy, Dawn Hodgkins, Director of Regulation at the Independent Healthcare Providers Network, said: “System-wide collaboration and a shared definition of safety is vital to sustaining and building on safety across the health and social care landscape. IHPN therefore welcomes the CQC’s new strategy launched today which sets out a clear ambition to look at the quality of care across a local area, as well as at provider and service level....

New IHPN report shines a light on role of independent community health sector in covid19 response

Date of publication: 27th May 2021

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As UK society continues to open up with covid restrictions easing, IHPN have today launched a new report shining a light on the vital role independent providers of primary, community and diagnostic services have played in supporting the NHS during the most recent waves of the pandemic. Following up on IHPN’s “Working together during covid19”, published last summer which looked at the key role independent providers of primary, community and diagnostics services played in supporting the NHS during the first...

IHPN responds to Health Select Committee report on NHS White Paper

Date of publication: 14th May 2021

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Responding to the publication of the Health and Social Care Committee’s report into the Government’s White Paper proposals for the reform of Health and Social Care, David Hare, Chief Executive of the Independent Healthcare Providers Network (IHPN), said: “We welcome today’s Health and Social Care Committee report which makes a number of useful recommendations on how the forthcoming legislation on NHS reform can be strengthened to further improve patient care and deliver value for money. “With NHS waiting lists now...

IHPN responds to latest NHS performance stats

Date of publication: 13th May 2021

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Responding to today’s NHS performance figures, David Hare, Chief Executive of the Independent Healthcare Providers Network (IHPN), said: “With today’s figures showing the largest NHS waiting list on record at 5 million, tackling the growing backlog of NHS treatment will need to be a top priority for the Government in the months and years ahead. “As the Prime Minister has rightly made clear this week, there is a huge task ahead to restore and rebuild the health service so that patients...