Independent practice 

Information about independent practice isn't commonly available and yet is often the subject of questions asked by members. In this section you'll find information and resources about independent practice, and advice and guidance for those consultants involved in private practice.

Independent Practice Committee (IPC) update

IPC survey findings January 2019 here.

Background to the survey findings here.

Read the latest update from the IPC, which has been working on a number of issues affecting those within the independent sector.

Medico-legal practice in anaesthesia - a guide for the curious

Medico-legal work can be broadly divided into personal injury and negligence. For more information download Medico-legal practice in anaesthesia - a guide for the curious. This guidance is aimed squarely at clinical negligence work and the role of the medico-legal expert.

Appraisal and revalidation for full time independent practitioners

Members active in full time private practice may have concerns about the arrangements in place for appraisal and revalidation. The Federation of Independent Practitioner Organisation (FIPO) provides an appraisal service and publishes advice on revalidation. Visit the FIPO website for more information.


Independent Practice Committee

The committee deals with matters relating to independent anaesthetic practice including NHS work in the private sector and working with private health insurers.

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Independent Practice Guidelines

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Voluntary Code of Practice for Billing Private Patients Download pdf »