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.
ISCAS has seen an increase in the number of adjudication cases over the year and continues to receive consistently high number of enquiries from the public seeking information about complaint procedures. The number of people contacting ISCAS about non member services has also risen significantly.
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The NMC will be consulting on their proposals from 6 January 2014 and ending 31 March 2014.
The NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council) has committed to introduce a proportionate and effective model of revalidation by the end of 2015 which enhances public protection. Council agreed that revalidation will require a third party (such as an employer or manager) to confirm that the nurse or midwife who is revalidating is complying with the revised Code. This confirmation will take account of feedback from patients, service users, carers and colleagues. Revalidation will take place at the point of renewal.
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From April 2014, many independent providers of NHS services will require a Monitor licence to operate. IHAS contacted IHAS member organisation leads offering a number of focus groups and workshops with MONITOR about the proposed arrangements. Monitor has produced a briefing sheet entitled: The NHS provider licence: information for independent providers which would be useful for all IHAS members to read. Read more...
IHAS Update December 2013
NMC Council agrees a model of revalidation for nurses and midwives
IHAS Circular and Press Release Updates December 2013
Covering period 11-Nov-13 to 05-Dec-13
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MHRA Safety Alerts and Related Information December 2013
Covering period 11-Nov-13 to 06-Dec-13