September 2023 PHIN update

Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) exhibited and spoke at the 2023 BOA Annual Congress in Liverpool. Ian Gargan, PHIN CEO, gave a presentation on sustainability, including an update on PHIN’s work and strategy. He also answered questions about key issues that are important to consultants working in private practice.

Anne Coyne, PHIN Consultants Services Manager, said: “It was great to meet so many orthopaedic surgeons who came along to talk with us at our stand. We were able to answer some questions immediately and others we have followed up. Some attendees told us that our letters can seem officious, which is never our intention.”

Having listened to the feedback, PHIN is now reviewing its communications and hope that you will feel that the tone is the messages is more engaging as it moves forward.

PHIN would welcome the opportunity to attend Congress in 2024 or any other relevant event as it works to help consultants.

Your PHIN Profile

Patients tell PHIN that they are more likely to look at a consultant’s profile if it includes a photograph, detailed information about the consultant clinical interests and more interest about their practice. This can take as little as five minutes so please do have a look at your profile and see if you offer more information about you and your practice.

Presumed publication

PHIN has been contacting consultants to encourage them to review the data that it provides each quarter. Where the data is accurate, it encourages you to complete the verification stage so that it can be published. If you see errors in the data, we ask that you use the data issues functionality available on the PHIN Portal to let hospitals resolve these with you.

PHIN continues to offer virtual sessions that consultants can join so please contact them at [email protected] if you would like to join a session.