LCA supports the need for professional integrity and maintenance of standards, and believes in professional self regulation, as is being proposed by the Royal Colleges and government registered organisations, rather than regulation by insurers.
The LCA aims to support all consultants in the private sector through mentorship in clinical and business matters, to maintain the independence of private medical practice, and to defend the right of freedom of choice for patients and doctors by:
- Maintaining the independence of private medical practice and professional decision making;
- Maintaining the contractual relationship between the patient and the consultant; and
- Maintaining these principles of clinical freedom while working to the highest standards of clinical practice within accepted professional guidelines.
The LCA works closely with the Federation of Independent Practitioner Organisations (FIPO) to achieve these objectives.