Corona Virus – protect yourselves!

Be COVID-19 aware – need to know A recent paper in the Journal of Hospital Infection entitled “Persistence of Coronaviruses on inanimate surfaces and their inactivation with biocidal agents,” [104(2020)246-251] provides some information of practical use. The authors conclude that Human coronaviruses can remain infectious on inanimate surfaces for up to 9 days. Surface disinfection with 0.1% sodium […]

FIPO and COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update  – statement from the FIPO Chairman, Mr. Richard Packard On behalf of the Federation of Independent Practitioner Organisations Executive, I would like to extend our thoughts to everyone in this time of uncertainty and trauma, particularly our gratitude to those working tirelessly across all sectors to combat the virus, tend to those suffering […]

Bishop of Norwich Inquiry

UPDATE: The Paterson Report February 2020 The publication of the Report into the Paterson Inquiry marks an important landmark towards improving patient safety. The Bishop of Norwich, the Rt. Rev’d Graham James, has led a meticulous two-year investigation into the mistreatment by Ian Paterson of NHS (Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust) and private patients, […]

Insurers overrule consultants on best treatment for patients

“Insurers overrule consultants on best treatment for patients”, The Times – 18th November 2019 An interview with FIPO Chair, Mr. Richard Packard On the 18th November 2019 FIPO’s Chair, Richard Packard spoke with The Times’ Consumer Affairs Correspondent, Andrew Ellson about the Private Medical Insurers increasing interference with patient choice, referral pathways and relationships with […]

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Corona Virus – protect yourselves!
30Mar
Be COVID-19 aware – need to know A recent paper in the Journal of Hospital Infection entitled “Persistence of Coronaviruses on inanimate surfaces and their i...
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FIPO and COVID-19 Update
30Mar
COVID-19 Update  – statement from the FIPO Chairman, Mr. Richard Packard On behalf of the Federation of Independent Practitioner Organisations Executive, I ...
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FIPO Newsletter 2019
29Jan
FIPO Newsletter 2019 Read below for some of the latest activities FIPO has been involved with in 2019 in our end of year newsletter. >FIPO Newsletter 2019< P...
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GDPR compliance and consultant practice
23Aug
GDPR compliance and consultant practice, a video guide GDPR will likely be listed as the taboo word for 2019 for the surrounding confusion and headaches it c...
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FIPO supports clarity on consultant fees
10May
FIPO supports clarity on consultant fees The publication of fee data for private healthcare is a significant step in achieving better information for self-pa...
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“No, Patients Are NOT Consumers, and MDs Are NOT Providers”, Arthur L. Caplan PhD
08May
The ‘Medscape Ophthalmology’ recently published this excellent article by Arthur L. Caplan PhD (Director, Division of Medical Ethics, New York University Lan...
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