Dr Brian O’Connor was recently appointed as Council Member for IDF Independent Doctors in April 2010.
The Independent Doctors Federation (IDF) is the most innovative, forward thinking and active independent medical practitioner organisation in Great Britain. We are recognised as the nationwide voice of Independent Doctors in all matters relating to private medicine, their education and revalidation.
"Promoting Excellence in the Independent Medical Sector"
The IDF has close links with the Department of Health, Care Quality Commission, General Medical Council, British Medical Association, Royal Colleges and all the major private insurance companies and private hospitals.
Members of the IDF regularly stand for election to the Private Practice Committee (PCC) of the BMA and are co-opted by the chair of the PPC to occupy seats on the committee that are reserved according to the committee constitution for primary care doctors in predominantly private practice. The IDF has representation on the RCGP Revalidation Stakeholders Committee and is currently in discussions with the Department of Health about appointing its own Responsible Officer for Revalidation purposes.
The IDF offers appraisal to its members modelled on the NHS system which is recognised by the GMC. It seeks to work in a spirit of harmonious co-operation with the NHS and offer choice to patients. Many IDF members work in both the NHS and the Independent Sector.
In July 2009 Dr Brian O’Connor was invited to be on the Board of HCA CancerCare Lung Tumour Board July 2009.
At HCA Cancer Care we have one main goal and that is to help our patients at the most anxious times in their lives by providing the fastest access to the highest standards of care closer to where they work and live.
More than 700 of the country's top cancer specialists, many of them holding senior positions in London's renowned teaching hospitals, care for our patients together with our specialist nursing teams.
We treat all cancers in all ages of patient and our specialist medical teams are supported by the latest diagnostic and treatment technology.
Dr Brian O’Connor has been the Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) of Medicentre from 2004 to present
Medicentre is part of the Casualty Plus Group, an independent, private British company providing both individuals and businesses with health services at an affordable price. We do not compete with public sector health care providers, we aim to complement them.
Medicentre is the largest network of private clinics in Central London offering Health Screening, Walk-In Doctor and Nurse Consulations and Occupational Health to over 600 corporate clients. Our services are tailored to a client's individual requirements, inclusive of booking employee appointments and reporting, without management or administration fees.