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25 July 2019 IHPN seeks industry input into new framework to improve consistency in clinical governance
2 July 2019 IHPN responds to launch of NHS Patient Safety Strategy
30 May 2019 IHPN responds to PHIN data maturity report
10 April 2019 IHPN responds to Royal College of Surgeons report on safety in independent hospitals
1 February 2019 New IHPN Consultant Oversight Framework Expert Reference Group announced
19 December 2018 Sir Bruce Keogh to develop framework on the oversight of consultants in independent hospitals
6 December 2018 IHPN welcomes Government consultation on clinical negligence cover
IHPN marks third annual World Patient Safety Day

Date of publication: 17th Sep 2021

Categories: Independent Healthcare Voices

Patient safety remains the number one priority for independent healthcare providers, and IHPN are delighted to mark the third ever World Patient Safety Day – set up by the World Health Organisation to bring about global solidarity and concerted action to improve patient safety. Over the past few years the entire healthcare sector has seen a change in the approach and understanding of patient safety, with safety experts from across different industries coming together in the interests of patients and...

Community health services – are you ready for your close up? 

Date of publication: 10th Sep 2021

Categories: Independent Healthcare Voices

Much of what is written about healthcare in England understandably tends to focus on what is happening in hospitals and GP surgeries. We hear a lot less about the provision of community health services despite the fact that shifting more care out of hospital and into the community is one of the ambitions outlined in the NHS Long Term Plan. NHS England state that community health services will “meet the changing needs of the country over the coming decade”. It is fair to say that community health services are poorly understood - so, to correct that balance, here is a brief but close up look...

The right diagnosis? What will Community Diagnostics Hubs mean for local healthcare systems?

Date of publication: 15th Jul 2021

Categories: Independent Healthcare Voices

It is almost nine months since Professor Sir Mike Richards’ report, Diagnostics: Recovery and Renewal, was approved by the NHS England & NHS Improvement Board. This report paved the way to reimagine what diagnostics provision could look like in England - not only to build up much needed capacity but also to take a more innovative and patient centred approach to service design. The subsequent strategic ambitions for NHS diagnostic services set this out clearly - to deliver services that...

IHPN responds to latest NHS performance figures

Date of publication: 9th Sep 2021

Categories: Latest news

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...

3 million NHS patients treated under historic independent hospital partnership

Date of publication: 24th Mar 2021

Categories: Latest news

Over 3 million NHS procedures have been delivered by independent hospitals in England under national arrangements during the covid19 pandemic, new figures have shown. One year on from the historic partnership between the NHS and independent hospital sector, whereby virtually all independent hospital capacity was made available to the NHS “at cost”, these new figures show the major contribution that the independent sector has made during the pandemic in ensuring that vital NHS operations, chemotherapy sessions, diagnostic tests and consultations...

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

Date of publication: 8th Jul 2021

Categories: Latest news

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 responds to record NHS waiting list figures

Date of publication: 12th Aug 2021

Categories: Latest news

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

Categories: Latest news

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

Categories: Latest news

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 launches new animation for patients on what to expect from independent healthcare

Date of publication: 24th Jan 2020

Categories: Latest news

The Independent Healthcare Providers Network (IHPN) have today launched a new animation for patients on what to expect from independent healthcare. With almost 2 million acute patient journeys across the independent sector every year, it's vital that patients who choose to either self-fund their care or use private medical insurance, are as fully informed as possible when receiving independent health. With the support of the Patients Association, IHPN have therefore developed a short film setting out their rights around being...