The Cooperation and Competition Panel has been investigating consultant activity in their non-contacted Trust hours. FIPO has given evidence to this panel on two occasions working in conjunction with the HCSA. The provisional report has now come out and has generally favoured the concept of consultants working in non-contracted hours provided there are no safety concerns or there are no conflicts of interests with their NHS Trusts.

This document is now going for review by the government and may be viewed here: releases/Media_Release_CCP_NCH_Report.pdf