Clinical Quality and Governance
We are pleased to provide the Quality Account for Cancer Centre London. This is our annual report to the public and other stakeholders about the quality of services we have provided over the last year and also, importantly, to look forward and set out our plan of quality improvements for the following year.
This Quality Account presents our achievements in terms of clinical excellence, effectiveness, safety and patient experience and demonstrates that our managers, clinicians and staff at Cancer Centre London are all committed to providing continuous, evidence based, quality care to those people we treat. It provides a balanced view of what we are good at and where additional improvements can be made. The experience that patients have in all our clinics is of the utmost importance to Aspen and we are committed to establishing an organisational culture that puts the patient at the centre of everything we do. We aim to keep developing our initiatives around quality and safety to ensure we are able to bring further benefits to our patients and the care they receive.
2019/20 Quality Accounts
Independent Healthcare Providers Networks (IHPN)
Cancer Centre London is a member of the trade association for independent hospitals, IHPN (Independent Healthcare Providers Network)
IHPN represents over 200 hospitals that provide services to insured, self-paying and NHS-funded patients. IHPN works with the Care Quality Commission to influence, impact and represent the high standard of quality care members provide patients within an independent healthcare setting.
Registration and accreditation
Cancer Centre London and Parkside Hospital both have an impeccable record of compliance with the legal standards of care for healthcare facilities.
Cancer Centre London is registered by the Care Quality Commission and bound by the Health and Social Care Act 2008. The Care Quality Commission is the independent regulator of health and social care, provided by hospitals, nursing homes and other residential units. The centre undergoes regular inspections by the Commission in order to retain this registration. A copy of their most recent inspection report for Cancer Centre London is available at www.cqc.org.uk
Cancer Centre London is also a Bupa approved Breast Cancer Centre, Bupa approved MRI Unit and Bupa Accredited Stem Cell Transplant Centre.
All consultants working at Cancer Centre London have to apply for Practising Privileges. In order to gain practising privileges the consultant has to demonstrate compliance with a number of parameters including:
- GMC certificate
- GMC specialist registration
- Professional indemnity insurance
- Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance (formally CRB)
- Annual appraisals
- Approval by Medical Advisory Committee of Cancer Centre London