#ProjectRestartPrivatePractice

#ProjectRestartPrivatePractice Our recent LCA survey heard its consultants…and the outlook for private practice was not good.  The overwhelming feeling from the feedback received was that all practice had been suspended instantly with no support from the sector as overheads loomed and patients were denied treatment. Some consultants had been able to attend to some patients […]

“Just how remote can insurers be?”

“Just how remote can insurers be?”  The LCA latest in the Independent Practitioner Today (IPT) Following our previous feature in the IPT urging doctors to think twice before accepting 50% fee cuts from insurers for virtual consultations, the Federation of Independent Practitioner Organisations (FIPO) Vice Chair and surgeon, Mr Ian McDermott, spells out why this work is worth every […]

Consultants warned over insurers’ fee cut proposal – IPT latest

“Consultants warned over insurers’ fee cut proposal.” FEATURED IN THE Independent Practitioner Today The LCA warned consultants today about PMIs’ proposal to cut reimbursements for virtual consultations by 50% hampering consultants’ endeavours to rescuing their practice and delivering care to their patients. Our recently conducted survey highlighted the financial struggles that consultants have endured and […]

LCA COVID-19 Survey and Roundtable with Keith Hague

LCA COVID-19 Survey and Roundtable with Keith Hague “Scale of pandemic disruption exposed.” On 15th May 2020 the London Consultants’ Association (LCA) launched a survey to hear from consultants across the sector how they, their practices and their patients had been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The LCA and its Board hoped that any responses […]

LCA Medico-Legal Morning Reports

LCA Medico-Legal Morning Reports with Hempsons solicitors JUNE 2020 The LCA held its June Medico-legal Breakfast Club via Zoom conference on 3rd June 2020. The event was kindly attended by Hempsons partner Gautam Chawla with guest Barrister Eliot Woolf QC of Outer Temple Chambers, who had kindly attended the December 2019 meeting. The following issues […]

Help during the crisis – IPT

 “Help during the crisis” – Independent Practitioner Today with LCA Chair, Dr Mark Vanderpump The Coronavirus pandemic has seen struggle across the whole healthcare sector as well as confusion and uncertainty for the present and the future of private practice. Our LCA Chairman, Dr Mark Vanderpump, recently spoke with Robin Stride of the Independent Practitioner Today […]

PHIN News

An announcement from PHIN – The LCA is here to update consultants on news in the sector, particularly during times like these where individual consultants need support from member organisations. June website refresh has been postponed With hospitals focused on supporting the NHS during the Covid-19 pandemic, PHIN has taken the decision, with the support […]

LCA Corona Virus Update

COVID-19 Update  – a message from our Chairman, Dr. Mark Vanderpump On behalf of the London Consultants’ Association, I would like to extend our thoughts to everyone in this time of uncertainty and trauma, particularly our gratitude to those working tirelessly across all sectors to combat the virus, tend to those suffering and supporting the […]

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The London Consultants’ Association comprises leading consultants in the capital who work in a variety of private hospitals. Formed in 1998, the association’s principle objective to maintain the independence of private medical practice and to defend the freedom of choice for patients and doctors.

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#ProjectRestartPrivatePractice
15Jul
#ProjectRestartPrivatePractice Our recent LCA survey heard its consultants…and the outlook for private practice was not good.  The overwhelming feeling from...
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“Just how remote can insurers be?”
15Jul
“Just how remote can insurers be?”  The LCA latest in the Independent Practitioner Today (IPT) Following our previous feature in the IPT urging doctors to ...
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Consultants warned over insurers’ fee cut proposal – IPT latest
17Jun
“Consultants warned over insurers’ fee cut proposal.” FEATURED IN THE Independent Practitioner Today The LCA warned consultants today about PMIs’ proposal to...
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LCA COVID-19 Survey and Roundtable with Keith Hague
17Jun
LCA COVID-19 Survey and Roundtable with Keith Hague “Scale of pandemic disruption exposed.” On 15th May 2020 the London Consultants’ Association (LCA) launch...
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LCA Medico-Legal Morning Reports
15Jun
LCA Medico-Legal Morning Reports with Hempsons solicitors JUNE 2020 The LCA held its June Medico-legal Breakfast Club via Zoom conference on 3rd June 2020. T...
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Help during the crisis – IPT
15May
 “Help during the crisis” – Independent Practitioner Today with LCA Chair, Dr Mark Vanderpump The Coronavirus pandemic has seen struggle across the whole he...
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