What We do

We offer the following services
  • Help establish your healthcare entity
  • 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 appraisal of connected doctors by experienced, trained medical appraisers
  • Liaise with the General Medical Council and NHS England
  • Manage revalidation recommendations and submit returns to NHS England

Who We Are

Solas Healthcare was established in 2013 to provide healthcare services to individuals, hospitals and other healthcare entities.

We can help provide your healthcare entity with Responsible Officer Services thereby supporting you in meeting your organisational readiness and revalidation obligations.

Responsible Officer

About the Responsible Officer

Mr Nadeem Ashraf is a Consultant Laparoscopic and Colorectal Surgeon practicing in the Mid and South Essex Hospital Trust and Clinical Lead for Endoscopy at Eastwood Endoscopy Centre.

He is a Responsible Officer with the skills, experience and ability to help offer a high-quality service to clients seeking External Responsible Officer services.

FAQs

Frequently asked questions
  • 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 Officerwill 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.

Contact Us

Get In Touch

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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