IT has solution to regulatory onus

By Leslie Berry

We reported on the impact of the Medical Practitioner’s Assurance Framework in November last year

Independent practitioners have been given a valuable insight about how technology will minimise the regulatory burden of the new Medical Practitioner’s Assur­ance Framework (MPAF).

The requirement, announced in Independent Practitioner Today in November 2019, is being universally adopted by private hospitals, and members of the Doctors Club were given a run-down of the implications by online solutions company Healthcode.

MPAF requires hospitals to obtain more information from consultants before granting and maintaining their practising privileges. 

These data requirements are now shaping the development of The Private Practice Register (PPR), Healthcode’s central online directory for the independent health sector, to make it easier for consultants and hospitals to comply.