A type of ORGANISATION SITE REGISTRATION.
This may be the registration of an independent hospital, an independent clinic or an independent medical agency which is not owned or managed by the NHS.
An independent hospital is an establishment the main purpose of which is to provide medical or psychiatric treatment for illness or mental disorder or palliative care; or in which any of the INDEPENDENT HEALTH CARE SERVICES are provided (whether or not other services are also provided).
It is also any establishment in which treatment or nursing (or both) is provided for persons liable to be detained under the Mental Health Act 1983.
An establishment must register as an independent hospital if it provides treatment under anaesthesia or sedation, even if this is on a day case basis. If the establishment does not provide overnight beds for any patient and does not provide treatment under general anaesthesia or sedation, then the establishment should be registered as an independent clinic.
An independent clinic is an establishment in which services are provided by medical CARE PROFESSIONALS.
An independent medical agency is an undertaking which is not an independent clinic which consists of or includes the provision of services by medical CARE PROFESSIONALS.
National Care Standards Commission registration April 2002.
This class is also known by these names:
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