Care Quality Commission
In line with all healthcare providers in England, One Healthcare’s hospitals are Registered with the Care Quality Commission and have been approved to provide a range of services. Each hospital’s Registration Certificate is available to view in the hospital. The CQC make public their reviews of healthcare providers on their website www.cqc.org.uk. You can view our latest Quality Account for 2016-217
One Healthcare operates a system of clinical governance within an overall framework of quality governance. Our clinical governance framework includes routine reviews of clinical performance including a broad range of key quality indicators and patient reported outcome measures. It also encompasses our approach to clinical risk management including infection prevention and control. We monitor feedback from patients and stakeholders and take action to improve services where they have fallen below the level expected by our customers. Our culture is one of openness, learning and improvement.
Clinical Professional Registration
All Consultants with practicing privileges at the hospital are registered medical practitioners with the General Medical Council. They are subject to a process known as revalidation, which requires a periodic assessment of their NHS and private practice to enable them to retain a license to practice. All Consultants practicing at One healthcare hospitals are part of this ongoing process.
Likewise, all Nurses are registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and are subject to a similar process of revalidation to enable them to continue in practice. All other clinical professionals are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.
All staff and Consultant credentials are checked prior to employment or the granting of practicing privileges.
Competition and Mergers Authority
In 2014 the Competition and Mergers Authority published an Order requiring all private healthcare providers to collect and publish a range of data to inform patients about the quality and cost of care.
The collection of this data is in progress and will be published early in 2017 by the Private Healthcare Information Network on their website www.phin.org.uk.
Duty of Candour
Following a number of high profile reports it was recognised that patients and their families were not always well informed when things went wrong with their care or treatment. The ‘Duty of Candour’, required of all healthcare providers, requires that patients are informed when aspects of care or treatment causes harm or has the potential to cause harm to them. One Healthcare will always strive to avoid any harm to patients, however should something happen we will ensure that you are kept fully informed about what has happened and how we intend to address the situation to achieve the best possible outcome.
Sponsorship & Entertainment
One Healthcare Partners Limited works hard to positively promote the “One “ Brand within the local community and with effect from 1st October 2016 entered in to a sponsorship agreement with Kent County Cricket Club (Youth Development) and Canterbury Rugby Club.
From time to time One Healthcare Partners may invite suppliers, contractors and strategic partners to attend corporate hospitality events at the above mentioned venues (this may also include Consultants). There may also be occasions when events may be held at other venues.
All expenditure associated with corporate hospitality is agreed at Director level within the organisation and is offered at a level which is considered to conducive to good corporate governance. All such hospitality is appropriately recorded, in our corporate entertainment register in accordance with our corporate governance policy.