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IHPN responds to CQC "State of Care" report

Date of publication: 22nd Oct 2021

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Responding to the publication of the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) State of Care report, Dawn Hodgkins, Director of the 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 now rated good or outstanding - demonstrating the sector’s clear commitment to providing the best possible patient care.” “As the CQC rightly highlights in their report, NHS and independent providers have worked...

IHPN wins “Best Covid-19 Crisis Response” at the Association Excellence Awards

Date of publication: 14th Oct 2021

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The Independent Healthcare Providers Network (IHPN) has been announced as the winner of the “Best Covid-19 Crisis Response” at this year’s Association Excellence Awards which took place in Central London. The Association Excellence Awards “salute, celebrate and encourage the vital work that associations, trade organisations, unions and industry bodies do for and on behalf of their members to ensure their voices are heard and their causes are championed.” Seeing off competition from trade associations and membership groups across the entirety...

IHPN responds to latest NHS performance stats

Date of publication: 14th Oct 2021

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Responding to the latest NHS performance figures published today, David Hare, Chief Executive of the Independent Healthcare Providers Network (IHPN), said:   “Despite the hard work of healthcare staff across the country, today’s record NHS waiting list of 5.7 million underlines the ever growing challenges patients are facing in accessing NHS care and why recovering NHS performance must now be the government’s top priority. “As we await the government’s plan for bringing down waiting lists, it is critical that local...

IHPN statement on the Covid-19 partnership with the NHS

Date of publication: 8th Oct 2021

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In March 2020, as Covid-19 first took hold in the UK, NHS England announced a historic partnership with the independent hospital sector. This meant that almost 30 independent hospital groups made their entire capacity (staff, estate, and equipment) available to the NHS on an at-cost basis. A recent report[1] has led to media reporting that contains some important misconceptions about this partnership. This statement is intended to provide further context and information to promote better understanding of the issues. Claim...

IHPN responds to latest NHS performance figures

Date of publication: 9th Sep 2021

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Responding to the latest NHS performance figures published today, David Furness, Director of Policy at the Independent Healthcare Providers Network (IHPN), said: “Today’s figures show the largest ever NHS waiting list on record at 5.6 million and the government has said that this could potentially rise to 13 million. It’s clear that the entire healthcare system has a mammoth challenge ahead of it in ensuring that people can get the treatment they need. “Alongside the important funding boost announced this...

IHPN responds to record NHS waiting list figures

Date of publication: 12th Aug 2021

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Responding to the latest NHS performance figures published today, David Hare, Chief Executive of the Independent Healthcare Providers Network, said: “Today’s figures show a significant increase in the number of people waiting for care, with the largest ever NHS waiting list on record at 5.5 million. And with 7.5 million “missing” people from the list who will need treatment, the Government must urgently set out a clear plan on how patient access to NHS care will be restored. “The scale...

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 calls on NHS to "lean on" independent sector for covid19 support

Date of publication: 8th Jul 2021

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Responding to the latest NHS performance stats published today, David Furness, Director of Policy at the Independent Healthcare Providers Network (IHPN), said: “With today’s figures showing the largest NHS waiting list on record at 5.3 million and well over 7.5 million “missing” people from the list who will need treatment, the time has come for the government to set out a clear plan on how patient access to NHS care will be restored. “The scale of the challenge is enormous...

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...