Mythbusters: Addressing common misunderstandings about appraisal and revalidation

Date of publication: 1st Nov 2017

This guide, created by the Association of Independent Healthcare Organisations (AIHO), is adapted from the Royal College of GPs’ ‘Mythbusting’ document which aims address common misunderstandings about appraisal and revalidation and improve how medical professionals, appraisers and responsible officers engage in the appraisal and revalidation process.

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Acting without delay – How the independent sector is working with the NHS to reduce delayed discharge

Date of publication: 14th Jun 2017

This report looks at a range of innovative partnerships helping some of the most vulnerable NHS patients get the right care in the right place at the right time.

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Capital, capacity and capability: Independent sector providers helping to develop a strong Sustainability and Transformation Plan

Date of publication: 16th Mar 2016

These Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) will be place-based, multi-year blueprints that ensure the additional funding secured in the Spending Review is effectively channelled into transforming the way care is delivered. Successful development of STPs will be central to the release of sustainability funding for providers in 2016/17 and any real-terms increases in clinical commissioning group (CCG) allocations from 2017/18.

As has been acknowledged in the initial guidance, the independent sector should play a key role in helping individual footprints to meet the stated requirements for STPs and in ensuring the plans are effectively delivered. This document has been developed to provide more detail on how that support could be realised and is broken up into three main areas:

  • capital – helping to access and secure external investment
  • capacity – providing additional, flexible capacity to meet demand and patient need
  • capability – enabling learning and dissemination of good practice from local, regional, national and international operators.

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