*Customer Services*

Please be informed the Customer Services number is changing from 6th July. The new number is 0330 900 4900.

Private Practice

Private practice is paid work undertaken as a professional that is not part of the NHS. Many practitioners will practise medicine in a private setting in addition to working in the NHS, although some practitioners may have retired from the NHS (or have never worked in that sector) and only work in the private sector. Practitioners will generally be self-employed, although there are a few hospital facilites that now employ clinical staff. There are various treatment sites that a practitioner can use to practise medicine in the private sector: hospitals,  clinics and consulting rooms, which may be located anywhere inclduing their own home. In order for patients to be funded by private medical insurance companies, the treatment sites will need to be recognised by them. 

Data elements required for each separate private practice facility and their visibility to to insurer and hospital organisations:

FIELD

DESCRIPTION

INSURER

HOSPITAL*

Hospital/Practice Name 

The name of the facility where the practitioner sees patients on a private basis.

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Addresses

Address of the private facility. The practitioner lists additional corresondence and billing communication information for the named private facility. Further details on this separate standard can be found here.

 

 

Type of Care Provided 

The type of care provided by the practitioner at the named private facility. 

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Patients Treated 

Age group breakdown for patients treated by the practitioner at the named private facility based on the CQC's service users' bands.

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Practice Hours 

The sessions and frequencies that the practitioner is available per day to see/treat patients at the named private facility.

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Start Date

The date the practitioner started seeing patients at the named private practice site.

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End  Date 

The date the practitioner ceased seeing patients at the named private practice site.

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Medical Secretary

Details of the medical secretary linked to the practitioner's private practice at the named private practice site. Further details on this separate standard can be found here

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 * Please note the visibility of other treatment facilities will soon be expanded. For hospitals the elements with a yellow bullet will only be visible for their own facility and others in the same hospital group, but not for any other facility where the practitioner also sees or treats private patients.

Red = Mandatory  Blue = Conditional  Green = Automatically populated