AIHO Member Forums

AIHO provides seven member forums (special interest groups) each of whom hold three to four meetings per annum. The purpose of these forums is to act as advisory and sector wide specialist groups for the Independent Sector. They provide networking opportunities and give AIHO members the opportunity to share examples of best practice, policies and experiences. The member forums provide an opportunity to support AIHO in influencing the regulatory and policy agenda alongside discussing current guidance and other related documents. If required sub-groups are established to undertake specific tasks. 

Cosmetic Surgery Forum

Aimed at organisations that carry out cosmetic surgery either as part of their services or as a speciality provider. Current work includes “Improving the perception of UK cosmetic surgery”.

HR (Human Resources) Directors Forum

This forum is a joint AIHO and NHS Partners Network Forum for HR Directors and Training Leads and includes regular legal updates from Bevan Brittan, LLP.

Infection Prevention and Control and Decontamination Forum

This forum is for Infection Prevention and Control and Decontamination leads.

Lead Pharmacists Forum

Group pharmacists are represented in this group. During 2017 a key topic has been the Falsified Medicines Directive.

Medical Revalidation Forum

This forum is for all Responsible Officers in the independent sector not just AIHO members. The General Medical Council (GMC) also sends representatives to this meeting.

Patient Experience, Safety and Quality Forum

This forum ‘s members are Nursing Directors, Governance Managers and Clinical Governance Directors.

Peri-operative Care Forum

Initially commenced as a virtual forum, the group now meet in person. Regular reports are received from The Perioperative Care Collaborative (PCC) of which AIHO is a member.