Published on 13 March 2017
This an infographic setting out the work undertaken by AIHO in 2016.
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Published on 20 February 2017
This document summarises the key points from AIHO's formal submission to the government's Green Paper on work, health and disability. "Evidence shows the valuable contribution the independent sector makes to workplace productivity...There is clear scope for an expanded role for the independent healthcare sector in supporting the work and health agenda, and we are developing ways to engage more businesses in workplace health.
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Published on 13 February 2017
AIHO recognises the enormity of the context and challenge that Brexit poses for the UK and its healthcare sector. This briefing sets out some emerging challenges posed by Brexit and AIHO’s recommendations for how the Government should respond to ensure that the UK delivers the healthcare system Britain deserves.
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Published on 25 November 2016
This AIHO document summarises the key legal and regulatory issues that arise when an independent hospital is engaging staff through a practising privileges arrangement. The granting of practising privileges is a well-established process within independent healthcare and AIHO members will all have their organisation specific policies. This AIHO key principles document contains a number of tables recommending what local policies should cover.
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Published on 24 October 2016
This AIHO document summarises the key legal and regulatory issues that arise in relation to the statutory Duty of Candour, enforced by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
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Published on 29 September 2016
An AIHO Guidance publication
This document sets out an agreement between AIHO and NCEPOD for member acute hospitals to participate in relevant NCEPOD studies and contribute, in line with the fees scheme agreed by the AIHO Board.
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Published on 26 September 2016
This document is the summary of a report commissioned by The Association of Independent Healthcare Organisations (AIHO) and produced by healthcare information specialists Monmouth Partners.
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Exploring the social and economic contribution of the independent sector for elective hip and knee surgery in the UK.
This research, commissioned by AIHO from healthcare information specialists Monmouth, highlights the vital role that the independent sector plays in delivering hip and knee surgery.
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Published on 29 April 2016
The guide was developed by AIHO, with input from AIHO members and CQC, and highlights the differences and similarities between independent acute hospitals and NHS Trusts. It covers key concepts particular to independent hospitals, within the framework of the CQC’s 5 Key Questions and associated Key Lines of Enquiry (KLOEs).
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Published on 05 August 2015
AIHO Annual News 2015 highlights AIHO’s most significant achievements over the past year and sets out AIHO’s plans for the next year under the new government.
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Published on 08 July 2015
AIHO has produced a booklet designed for use as a recruitment tool by AIHO member hospitals.
The booklet sets out the range of services available in independent hospitals and key facts about the sector. It describes opportunities for nurses, healthcare assistants, allied health professionals and managers, illustrating them with a number of case studies. It ends with ‘Next steps’ encouraging readers to enquire about work opportunities at their local independent hospital.
See our videos about careers opportunities in independent hospitals
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Published on 27 January 2015
An AIHO Critical Care Forum publication
Independent Healthcare providers completing the IHAS Hospital Profile carry out 631,000 procedures each year of these a tiny proportion have unexpected complications that require specialised care including within NHS critical care facilities. The number of cases that need to be transferred to the NHS is less than 0.5% of the total cases.
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Published on 14 July 2014
The purpose of this document is to protect patients from poor or unsafe practice. It is not a substitute for existing Clinical Governance frameworks within hospitals, but is intended to provide unambiguous guidance for Hospital Directors and their Medical Advisory Committees to assist them in the design of any proposed new bariatric service or in benchmarking an existing one.
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This document sets out best practice model pathways for the care of bariatric surgery patients. IHAS would like to acknowledge BMI Healthcare for sharing this document with the sector.
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Published on 28 June 2014
Our first Membership Handbook includes contributions from our various members, highlighting the contribution independent healthcare providers make to improve the nation's health.
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Published on 29 July 2013
Guidance for employers on sharing information about healthcare workers has been produced in partnership with NHS Employers. This document outlines a set of key principles for employers to consider in relation to the sharing of relevant information between the private and public health sectors, when the conduct or performance of a healthcare worker comes into question, and a substantiated risk to patient or public safety has been identified.
Read more on the NHS Employers website
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Published on 24 April 2013
An AIHO Cosmetic Forum publication
This booklet has been written to complement the General Medical Council (GMC) publication 'Good Medical Practice', with particular reference to work carried out in the field of cosmetic surgery. This document does not replace 'Good Medical Practice' and should be read in conjunction with it.
The document was updated in December 2014 and is a working document.
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Published on 14 November 2012
In 2011 the Royal College of Surgeons called for greater clarity in relation to the wide range of titles currently in use by practitioners assisting in surgery, stating that confusion as to their meaning could potentially be a safety risk for patients and clinical staff. In recognition of this, the PCC (Perioperative Care Collaborative) has reviewed the title, roles and responsibilities of the Advanced Scrub Practitioner (ASP). It has renamed the ASP the Surgical First Assistant.
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Published on 27 February 2012
An AIHO Medical Revalidation Forum publication
Referring proforma to allow IHAS Members to access NCAS services.
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This agreement sets out that IHAS provider Members may access all the range of services provided by NCAS. This includes the provision of advice and support, access to support for planning programmes for remediation, reskilling and rehabilitation of practitioners, and other more specialist interventions such as assessment.
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