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AIHO Briefing on CHPI report No Safety without liability – reforming private hospitals in England

Press Release - 20 October 2017

AIHO welcomes discussion and debate about the future of healthcare in this country. Without independent sector provision of services to NHS-funded, insured and self-funded patients, the pressure on the NHS would be significantly higher than it is at present.

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AIHO Statement about BBC Panorama - 'How safe is your operation?'

Press Release - 16 October 2017

There is strong evidence to support that the independent sector is safe, and that patient safety is as much of a priority for the independent sector as it is for the NHS. The independent sector is regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the statutory regulatory body. The CQC regulates the NHS and independent healthcare sector following an identical regulatory framework.

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The growing importance of self-pay

Press Coverage - October 2017

Self-pay is enjoying a resurgence, with hospital providers reporting double digit growth in the numbers of patients funding their own treatment. Fiona Booth comments.

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Choice information

Press Coverage - October 2017

Almost a decade after NHS patients were first granted free choice of all hospitals, patient awareness of the right to choose remains stubbornly stuck at around 50%. Ann McGauran reports.

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Help for Brexit issues

Press Coverage - September 2017

Private hospitals are to have the benefit of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) expertise to help them on issues arising from Brexit. Fiona Booth comments.

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Prospects for the UK self-pay healthcare market

Press Release - 15 September 2017

Fiona Booth comments on the self-pay market.

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The law of consent

Press Coverage - August / September 2017

Consent is a fundamental principle in healthcare and it is essential that both clinicians and hospital providers are compliant with the regulatory guidance and case law. Fiona Booth comments.

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Overseas potential

Press Coverage - August / September 2017

While some central London hospitals have been reporting a slowdown in their income from international patients, NHS PPUs have seen significant growth. Ann McGauran reports.

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Make it easier to go private!

Press Coverage - July-August 2017

The whole private health sector is being urged to commit to breaking down barriers that prevent patients from easily accessing consultants and treatment information.

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It’s an ill wind...

Press Coverage - July 2017

NHS England is no longer prioritising waiting times, there is growing evidence that CCGs are rationing services, and PMI remains flat. Ann McGauran reports on the growing market for ‘pay by procedure’.

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First incident reported by IS provider on NRLS

Press Coverage - July 2017

The NHS National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) has taken its first incident report from an independent sector. Lene Gurney comments.

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