Scottish Independent Hospitals Association (SIHA) is supported by its Members by annual subscriptions to the Independent Healthcare Advisory Services (IHAS) charged at the rates set out below.
Invitations to renew membership of IHAS are despatched in April each year ready for the start of the subscription year on 1 May. Companies joining during the year are charged pro rata.
In 2011, for the first time, we have made explicit that SIHA members enjoy the benefits of membership of the Independent Sector Complaints Adjudication Service. You may do so indirectly through your parent UK Company already, so we do not ask for a separate subscription.
ISCAS of course has as yet no status with the Scottish Regulatory authorities, but ISCAS offers your company, particularly in a time of limited resources, a number of benefits. These include a cost effective solution to complaints management, demonstration of ‘best practice' in patient care, marketing benefits and an alternative to costly legal proceedings.
Membership of ISCAS brings with it the responsibility to comply both with the Code of Practice for Managing Patient Complaints and the Independent External Adjudication Scheme should it be invoked; and to commit to this publicly to your customers. It will be assumed that, by payment of your membership fee, your company will do so. Should this not be the case, email to
New benefits have been added for the coming year and more are planned for the future.
Association Membership for 12 months
IHAS Monthly Update
Access to IHAS and ISCAS online resources for members
Join relevant IHAS workstreams
Access to advice and facilitation from IHAS staff
UK medical alerts and national government press releases
Use of Association logo for marketing
Public listing on website linked to own company website
Annual Subscription (£ ex VAT)
ISCAS membership fee of £50inclusive for 2011-2012