Unified index of doctors

By a staff reporter

All UK independent hospitals will have access to accurate information about their consultants by using what is billed as a ground-breaking online register of independent practitioners. 

Medical IT company Healthcode plans to complete its roll-out of The Private Practice Register (The PPR) to over 300 independent hospitals and NHS private patient units (PPUs) by early 2020 and will continue to enhance the amount of practitioner information available.

The PPR now has more than 16,000 practitioner profiles which are managed and kept updated by doctors themselves. They pay no fee. 

Over 40% of doctors amended their PPR profile in 2019, demonstrating that they recognise the value of ensuring their details are correct when dealing with private medical insurers and now hospitals.