What We do

We offer the following Services
  • Achieve Designated Body status for your healthcare entity
  • Establish a relationship between your healthcare entity and a fully trained Responsible Officer
  • Help you understand Responsible officer regulations
  • Develop policies and procedures required by your healthcare entity required for regulatory compliance
  • Maintain, review and keep secure supporting documentation relevant to Responsible Officer requirements (including appraisal records, database and NHS England returns)
  • Assist in organising Doctors Appraisal of connected doctors by experienced, trained medical appraisers
  • Manage revalidation recommendations and submit returns to NHS England
  • Provide your organisation with high quality Medical Director services

Who We Are

Solas Healthcare, founded in 2013, offers healthcare services to individuals, hospitals, and other healthcare entities. Our experienced Responsible Officer is here to assist you in fulfilling your organisational readiness and revalidation requirements.

Rely on us to deliver Responsible Officer Services tailored to your healthcare entity, ensuring compliance with your organisational readiness and revalidation obligations.

Responsible Officer

About the Responsible Officer

Mr. Nadeem Ashraf serves as a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon within the Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust, holds the position of Clinical Lead for Endoscopy at the Eastwood Endoscopy Centre, and serves as Medical Director for multiple independent healthcare organizations.

In his capacity as a Responsible Officer, Mr. Ashraf possesses the expertise, experience, and capability required to deliver top-tier external Responsible Officer services to clients seeking excellence.


Frequently asked questions
  • Doctors must regularly demonstrate that they’re keeping their skills and knowledge up to date. This process is called revalidation. Every licensed doctor must revalidate to show they are fit to practise and maintain their licence to work in the UK.
  • In 2012 the GMC made revalidation a requirement for all doctors working in the UK to retain their license to practise. Revalidation requires evidencing that you are working to required standards.
  • Under the amended Medical Profession (Responsible Officer) Regulations 2010,it is a legal requirement for healthcare entities that employ or contract doctors not already connected to appoint or nominate a Responsible Officer to oversee the process of revalidation. The Responsible Officer will have a prescribed connection to the medical practitioners for the purposes of making revalidation recommendations to the GMC.

Every doctor working in the UK is required to have a connection to a healthcare entity or Designated Body with which they are employed or to which they are contracted.

  • If you are a healthcare entity that employs or contracts doctors, the process of appointing a Responsible Officer and establishing systems and procedures can be costly in terms of both staff and money. Commissioning a third party to provide external Responsible Officer Services can help avoid this.


My experience of working with Solas Healthcare and Dr. Ashraf has been wonderful. The registration… Read more

Dr. Mahsa Saleki
Aesthetics Doctor, SAS Aesthetics London Ltd

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Mr. Tamas Barabas
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Barabas Medical Services Ltd

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Dr. Ratika Birdi
Medical Director, SR3 Medical Ltd

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Dr. Tsz Wah Tse
Aesthetics Doctor, Medskin Clinic Ltd.

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We offer bespoke services for your healthcare entity provided as part of several packages.

These range from full in-house support from beginning (establishing your healthcare entity) to end (revalidation governance).

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