Association of Independent Healthcare Organisations

AIHO is the trade association for independent healthcare organisations.
We believe the independent sector can contribute more to the British healthcare system by complementing the NHS and adding capacity and increasing patient choice. We strive to promote and protect the interests of the independent healthcare industry working constructively with Government, the NHS and regulators to develop new ways in which the public and independent healthcare sectors can benefit all patients. AIHO operating divisions are IHAS, and Cosmetic IHAS. AIHO provides management services to ISCAS, SIHA, and WIHA.

  • AIHO responds to CHPI report on 'Patient Safety in private hospitals'

    The Centre for Health and the Public Interest has today published a report entitled ‘Patient Safety in Private Hospitals – the known and unknown risks’. The report makes several questionable claims concerning the quality of healthcare in private hospitals.

    Commenting on the report, Fiona Booth, AIHO Chief Executive, said: “We’re disappointed that the CHPI has chosen to publish what appear to be questionable claims about the quality of healthcare offered in independent hospitals."

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  • Fundamental standards of care and new CQC regulations now published

    The Department of Health has published its response to the consultations on fundamental standards, the Duty of Candour and the fit and proper persons requirement, and also laid regulations before Parliament to introduce these measures.

    Read more about the standards

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  • Private healthcare market investigation final report

    Fiona Booth, Chief Executive of the Association of Independent Healthcare Organisations (AIHO), has commented on the ‘Private healthcare market investigation final report’, published by the Competition and Markets Authority on 2 April 2014.

    “This inquiry into private healthcare has created significant uncertainty in the market.

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IHAS Update August 2014

IHAS Update August 2014 AIHO launches its HR Director Forum for members

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IHAS MHRA Safety Alerts and Related Information August 2014

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