Consultants practising at HCA hospitals are key to HCA’s success. In recognition of this we aim to ensure that they are appropriately supported throughout their relationship with the company and the Central Consultant Registration Service (CCRS) is part of that support.
HCA is unique in having six hospitals spread across central London with some consultants having practicing privileges at more than one. In the past, multiple privileges necessitated separate applications to each hospital and credentialing information updates thereafter.
To apply for practicing privileges, it is necessary to contact the hospital Chief Executive Officer in the first instance. If supported by the CEO, Medical Advisory Committees consider and approve applications for privileges. The benefit of now maintaining a central database is that consultants only need to make a single application for practicing privileges across all of HCA's hospital facilities and the credentialing update process is also unified. Once privileges are approved at one hospital, it is simply a matter of contacting Chief Executive Officers to initiate an application at others - CCRS provides them with a copy of the credentials.
Download CCRS brochure here