AIHO News & Review March 2017
CEO Update - AIHO showcases the innovative practices of its members
Innovation is crucial to the continuing success of any organisation. AIHO is delighted to be showcasing the successes of members to the sector and wider stakeholders on our website and through social media channels.
Innovative ideas cover a wide scope. They can be about direct improvements to patient care, increasing customer satisfaction, increasing productivity, improving environments, raising employee motivation/satisfaction, technological advancements or developing systems to improve organisational culture. This list is by no means exhaustive.
Some AIHO Member showcases already published on the AIHO website include:
- BMI Healthcare – Focus on healing in innovation wound-care service;
- Horder Healthcare – Model of good practice links staff training to patients wellbeing;
- BMI Healthcare – Taking prescribing into the future.
Health Foundation Innovating for Improvement – only one week left to apply!
The Health Foundation has £1.5 million available for up to 20 teams to test and develop innovative ideas to improve health care delivery in the UK. It is looking for projects that improve health care delivery and/or the way people manage their own health care. The Health Foundation is particularly interested in applications from teams who will be applying an innovative use of data. The deadline is 28 March 2017.
Fiona Booth, AIHO Chief Executive
AIHO Work Programme
Save the Date - AIHO members’ seminar - Monday 19 June, 2:30pm-6pm at Chandos House, 2 Queen Anne Street, London, W1G 9LQ
This free AIHO members-only seminar will cover the following:
- CQC Factual Accuracy Stage
- Key Principles around Consent and Confidentiality
- Workforce Update
- General Data Regulation.
The seminar will be followed by the AIHO Summer Reception at the same venue.
AIHO latest Press Coverage
Read AIHO’s latest coverage on our website:
- Socialites in Health Investor - Fiona Booth reflects on what the Twitter activity of MPs says about the future of healthcare policy;
- Creating a healthy workforce in Healthcare Markets – AIHO highlights the benefits of workplace health and the role independent hospitals can play in ensuring swift access to high quality care outside of the NHS;
- AIHO calls for employer based PMI incentives in Health Insurance Daily – the public should also be encouraged to use PMI more effectively.
AIHO Infographic – AIHO in 2016
We are proud of the work we do at AIHO on behalf of independent hospitals and in order to give members a flavour of it, we have produced an infographic covering: member services, media, influencing, regulation and representation.
AIHO members rated the following three areas as AIHO’s most important functions in our recent members’ survey. We will continue to prioritise these functions in our work programme for 2017:
- Providing an effective voice for independent healthcare to key stakeholders, the media and government;
- Informing members about policy, regulatory and political issues affecting independent healthcare; and
- Producing AIHO documents on key issues e.g. Duty of Candour, practising privileges.
AIHO Policy Internship
Are you considering a change in career? Do you want to gain high level policy experience in the healthcare arena in London? AIHO are offering a voluntary Policy Internship.
In this role, you will join the AIHO team and work with them on the following:
- complete a project on regulatory work in England;
- fulfil ongoing policy work in the devolved nations;
- assist with consultation responses and AIHO key principles documents.
The above list is not exhaustive and you may be asked to assist with some administrative and other tasks for the organisation.
Follow AIHO on Twitter @aiho_uk
Three months since we launched and we’re up to 115 followers. Follow us on twitter for the latest AIHO news, general healthcare updates and health policy comment.
CQC - Publication of the CQC Fees Scheme
CQC has published the 2017/18 fees scheme and a useful fees calculator.
CQC Monthly Update
CQC’s February monthly update includes Professor Sir Mike Richards’ column: Good leadership and Outstanding care.
Ridout Solicitors Report - Inconsistencies in Transparency - Disclosure of Inspection Notes by CQC
Clarification of regulatory methodology: digital healthcare providers
CQC has clarified existing guidance on primary care inspection and outlines how CQC will inspect and regulate providers of digital primary care services, by which it means companies selling medicines online.
PHIN – March Member Update
Publication of consultant fees on the PHIN website
Consultants fees will be published on the PHIN website from April 2019. Under the new timetable, pre-consultation letters outlining the fees and conditions must be sent to all patients considering treatment from 31 December 2017, with further letters outlining fees for any additional tests, investigations or treatment (by 28 February 2018). While the explicit obligation falls on consultants, hospitals are required to maintain an audit of this process.
These changes were outlined alongside a number of clarifications to the Private Healthcare Market Investigation Order in a notice published on the CMA website. This includes a confirmation that NHS Numbers (or equivalent in devolved nations) are required in the data submitted to PHIN.
GMC news – What contribution do European doctors make to UK practice?
The GMC have analysed data concerning EEA-qualified doctors in the UK in terms of their roles and numbers.
Unless stated otherwise, all conferences are held in London.
The King’s Fund, Great place to work, 23 March 2017
This event is designed to help leaders build a culture of trust and engagement that attracts and retains employees and creates an environment which drives creativity and optimises organisational performance.
Duty of Candour in Practice Masterclass, 24 April 2017
This course covers the legal framework surrounding the Duty of Candour and what it means in practice. The training includes sessions on meeting and communicating with patients and families.
- Read more about Duty of Candour in Practice Masterclass
Head First Conference, Negotiating the challenges of life after brain injury, 4 May 2017
The King’s Fund, Seventh annual leadership & management summit, 9 May 2017
The Private Healthcare Summit, 20 June 2017
The fourth annual Private Healthcare Summit will take place on June 20th, 2017 at the QEII Centre in the heart of Westminster. Around 200 of the country’s senior executives from the industry come together to listen, debate and network. The event has been praised for the quality of the speakers, the content and the networking opportunities. The Summit is supported by AIHO and the Independent Doctors Federation.
Healtheurope Amsterdam Congress, 28–29 June 2017, Amsterdam
IDF London Healthcare Conference, 4 July 2017
The IDF (Independent Doctors Federation) is launching a new clinically-led, multi-specialty conference designed to highlight all that London and the rest of the UK has to offer in terms of medical innovation and excellence in patient care.
Patient Safety Congress, 4-5 July 2017, Manchester
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