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.

FIPO also acts to preserve and promote the highest standards of clinical care, reflecting FIPO's concern to put the patient first.

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CMA Announces Intention to bring into force the Fee Remedy and New Consultation Process –October2016
The CMA have now announced a new Consultation process

FIPO Consultant Appraisal Services (FIPO-CAppS) May 2012
This new service for consultants in the independent sector has been set up to provide appraisals, Multi-source Feedback (360º appraisal) and advice on all aspects of revalidation in the independent sector. A Pilot Study has been performed to test the appraisal system.

Medical Indemnity October 2011
FIPO has commissioned an independent enquiry into professional medical indemnity.

FIPO Patient Charter
FIPO launched its Charter on the November 26th 2007 at Church House Conference Centre, Westminster with presentations by the Chairman of FIPO and the Minister of Health Professor Lord Darzi to an audience of patients, professionals, politicians, hospital providers and think tank representatives...

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