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IHPN: Framework for the future

The launch of the Medical Practitioners Assurance Framework is a landmark moment for a sector focused on quality and safety, says IHPN CEO David...
IDF CEO Sue Smith looks at what 2019 has in store for medical practice

Stretched to the limit

Independent doctors are facing increasing pressure and more challenges than ever in their bid to deliver high quality patient care in both the NHS...
David Hare looks at the NHS Long Term Plan

Deal or no deal?

Following publication of the government’s Yellowhammer document, we’ve got a better idea of what a no-deal Brexit will mean for the NHS, but what...
IDF CEO Sue Smith looks at what 2019 has in store for medical practice

Supporting act

As the NHS looks to new models of care to help overcome resourcing and demand issues, could there be a greater role for the...
David Hare looks at the NHS Long Term Plan

A new dawn for patient safety

The independent sector and the NHS are beginning to align on safety standards as the NHS publishes its strategy for the future The NHS is...

IHPN: Moving the dial on diagnostics

IHPN looks at how the independent sector can help boost early diagnosis One of the NHS Long Term Plan is most ambitious commitments is...

NHS Long Term Plan: Playing the waiting game

How to make sense of the NHS’ proposals to transform waiting times With record numbers of NHS patients currently waiting for elective care – over...

IDF: Building teamwork

Integration might be the buzzword in the NHS but what is the independent sector doing to promote joint working across specialties and different disciplines? As...

IDF: Technical matters

Dr Neil Haughton, FRCGP, IDF President and GP at The Portobello Clinic, looks at the future of general practice in the digital age I am...
David Hare looks at the NHS Long Term Plan

Don’t turn back the clock on reform

The NHS must not abandon accountability for securing value and patient access, says IHPN's David Hare The NHS is undoubtedly going through a major period...