Many independent hospitals, NHS Private Patient Units and consultants are actively supporting the NHS in delivering front-line care to patients directly affected by the Covid-19 virus. The Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) has relaxed the requirements on consultants and hospitals to provide information to PHIN for the time being to help focus their energies on supporting the NHS.
PHIN is the independent, government-mandated source of information about private healthcare in England. It provides data on a number of different performance measures for each hospital facility on quality and safety. The PHIN UK website contains performance measures for over 400 hospitals and 2,000 consultants providing privately funded healthcare in the UK.