IHAS is about to launch a new service aimed at smaller Designated Bodies seeking to contract with an external Responsible Officer (RO), because they have not appointed their own RO. IHAS has engaged the services of a trained RO supported by the IHAS Executive to provide the service.
Expressions of interest are being accepted from Designated Bodies that have not been able to appoint their own RO. This is usually because the number of doctors involved is too small to avoid possible conflicts of interest or the organisation prefers to outsource this expertise.
IHAS will soon release dedicated web pages for the External RO Service with an online application process on the main IHAS website.
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Today, the Independent Healthcare Advisory Services (IHAS) welcomes the recommendations from the Department of Health Review of the Regulation of Cosmetic Interventions led by Professor Sir Bruce Keogh into regulating the cosmetic industry.
Sally Taber, Director of the Independent Healthcare Advisory Services and responsible for managing www.TreatmentsYouCanTrust.org.uk says, "The successful implementation of these recommendations on non-surgical procedures to ensure patient safety relies on two things. First, to end bad practice, the new qualification for cosmetic injectables must be underpinned by medical knowledge to ensure these medical treatments are administered safely. Second, it is important that these recommendations are executed swiftly to stop patients falling through the net. IHAS will be happy to utilise its existing framework and established industry guidelines to work constructively with the Government to expedite the process."
Read more: Government urged to act swiftly to safeguard patients
IHAS is pleased to announce this unique opportunity for members to attend this joint seminar with Bevan Brittan. The seminar is designed solely for independent sector providers to take forward the key lessons and opportunities from the Francis report.
Carlton Sadler, Senior Associate at Bevan Brittan, will present an overview and sessions will cover complaints and claims, whistleblowing, issues for human resources and more. Post seminar networking drinks will be available.
IHAS is about to commence this service which will offer an external Responsible Officer (RO) service to smaller designated bodies that have not appointed their own RO. It will be an application process to ensure the suitability of the applying designated body. IHAS is pleased to announce that Dr Stephen Drotske will be the IHAS service RO and we envisage releasing this sevice to start in May 2013.
Read more: IHAS Responsible Officer Service
The Association of Independent Healthcare Organisations (AIHO), formerly the Private Hospitals Association has announced that IHAS has now become a division of the trade body.
The incorporation of IHAS provides an opportunity to redefine the ways in which the independent sector can work to help deliver a sustainable health system for 21st century Britain.
Sally Taber continues as director of IHAS, as a division of AIHO and will also sit on the senior management operations board of the new Association. The IHAS executive have all transferred ensuring IHAS continues to provide the same level of service and consistency.
Read more: Association of Independent Healthcare Organisation incorporates IHAS
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