The Federation of Independent Practitioner Organisations (FIPO) is a medical organisation representing the majority of the medical professional's organisations in Britain that have private practice committees.

FIPO was formed in 2000 to provide an overarching body for the many specialist and other medical committees acting on behalf of the profession in the independent sector. FIPO will thus provide guidance, policies and co-ordination to these medical organisations. FIPO seeks to work constructively with all independent hospital providers and the private medical insurance industry and hopefully together to advance the cause of independent healthcare.

In light of FIPO’s new constitutional structure, Mr. Richard Packard, Chairman of FIPO, would like to welcome the new Executive Board of Directors and Council of Members:


Executive Board of Directors

Mr. Richard Packard, Chairman

Mr. Christopher Khoo, Vice Chairman

Mr. Charlie Chan, Director

Mr. Neil Orpen, Director

Ms. Rosemary Hittinger, Company Secretary

Council of Members

Association of Ophthalmologists Specialist Indemnity Scheme (AOOSIS)

British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK)

British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)


British Orthopaedic Trainees Association (BOTA)

British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG)

British Hip Society (BHS)


Spire Nat-MAC

Hospital Consultants & Specialists Association (HCSA)

Mr. Christopher Khoo, Hospital Consultants & Specialists Association (HCSA)

Independent Doctors’ Federation (IDF)

British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (BOFAS)

Association of Independent Radiologists (AIR)

British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS)

British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS)

British Association of Spinal Surgeons (BASS)

Venous Forum (VF)