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Independent professions make up a significant part of the healthcare workforce in the UK. 2017 has been a year where we have faced several challenges as a country. There was a change to the Finance Bill, changing the way tax status was determined, protracted contractual difficulties between doctors and the government and there was Brexit.

These challenging times are a clarion call for independent healthcare workers to unite. We endeavour to be the unheard voice of thousands of independent health care workers. We aim to reverse the negative narrative of the media, improve the image of contract healthcare workers and ensure their representation at the appropriate levels.

We intend to continue fostering good working relationships with all our sister organisations, the NHS and its various contractors.

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Beginnings

On 25 March 2017, a historic event took place at Marriott Hotel, Leicester. Locum doctors and other independent / agency healthcare professionals were invited, and attended, a meeting hosted by Dr Ben Itsuokor and Michael Paulin, raising the issue of impending changes to IR35 legislation and how it affected the workforce of independent healthcare professionals.

The inaugural Marriott Hotel meeting was attended by various interest groups of locum doctors, agency workers and independent health professionals, whom had all, in their own respective way, considered challenging the  way this was being implemented within the NHS.

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So began a movement of locum doctors, creating an organisation that harnesses the uniqueness and diversity of healthcare professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds and experience.

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Attention: Probe of Public Sector IR35 reform practice

ATTENTION CONTRACTORS: We’re beginning a detailed and systematic probe of public sector organisation’s processes with respect to the public sector ‘IR35’ reforms (i.e. ITEPA Chapter 10). We are expecting to uncover yet more evidence of bad practice I’m afraid. This will be a pan-public sector probe – given the volume we cannot use WhatDoTheyKnow. If …

FCSA clarifies their position on Umbrella companies undertaking their own IR35 assessments

402 Birch Court Welwyn Garden City Herts AL7 4LR media@ihpa.org.uk   24 November 2017 Freelancer & Contractor Services Association clarifies the position of umbrellas undertaking their own IR35 assessment – and it’s a huge win for justice. The Independent Health Professionals’ Association (IHPA) was delighted to receive confirmation that the Freelancer & Contractor Services Association …

NHS bosses implicated in an unlawful multi-million-pound tax dodge as thousands of zero-hours health workers face financial ruin

Copyright Skypixel | Dreamstime.com NHS bosses implicated in an unlawful multi-million-pound tax dodge as thousands of zero-hours health workers face financial ruin Bosses and Financial Directors of NHS trusts up and down the country are being implicated in an unlawful multi-million-pound tax dodge that is costing taxpayers millions and leading to some zero-hours workers in …

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