Chambers, Information for Consultants...
Consultants are not alone in considering joining together to form groups.
Other professionals have traditionally come together to form groups
for several of reasons.
The main factors that have brought professional together and which
are common to consultants are:
- Economies of scale
- Spread of workload
- Spread of risk
- Third party perceptions
However, the many changes in the structure of the NHS and private practice
have brought additional factors into consideration for consultants:
- NHS consultants contract
- Primary Care Trusts
- Other consultants forming groups
Consultants forming groups is nothing new. Anaesthetist, radiologist
and pathologists traditionally come together as groups for private practice
with physicians and surgeons sharing rooms.
detail on benefits and considerations...
FIPO Chambers Sub-group
The growing demand for Chambers amongst the profession is evident and
FIPO is conscious of this drive. The FIPO Board has agreed that any
group of doctors working in Chambers or Partnerships are eligible to
join FIPO as an organisation. FIPO is prepared to act as a focus to
collate information on the practical and legal aspects of practice in
FIPO Chambers Sub-group...
This website contains a database of active consultant chambers which
can be searched by area, services and specialties.
out more about adding your Chambers...
for a Chamber near you...