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.
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.
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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.
Treatments You Can Trust welcomes the Report but raises concerns for patients
Treatments You Can Trust, currently the only register of safe providers of Botox® and dermal fillers, welcomes the report and in particular the move to make dermal fillers prescription only devices.This sends the correct message to providers that regulation is necessary for dermal fillers, as previously they were as unregulated as a toothbrush. This will ensure face to face consultations and traceability. We are however concerned that the absence of a register of safe providers will put patients at risk and inhibit tighter control of this rapidly expanding industry worth millions a year.
IHAS Update July 2014
Fundamental standards of care and new CQC regulations now published
MHRA Safety Alerts and Related Information July 2014
Covering period 10-Jun-14 to 9-Jul-14
IHAS Update June 2014
IHAS presents at the NHS England first annual national conference for all Responsible Officers (ROs)