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IHPN seeks industry input into new framework to improve consistency in clinical governance

Date of publication: 25th Jul 2019

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As part of their work to improve consistency around effective clinical governance for medical practitioners across the independent sector and to raise the bar in medical leadership, IHPN are looking for feedback from independent healthcare providers on their forthcoming Medical Practitioners Assurance Framework (MPAF) due to be launched this autumn at IHPN’s Annual Summit on 23 October.

The framework, developed under the Chairmanship of former National Medical Director at NHS England, Sir Bruce Keogh, with expert input from a balance of IHPN members and key external stakeholders, looks at four areas around effective clinical governance for medical practitioners in the independent sector. The document is designed to align with existing legal and regulatory frameworks rather than adding more bureaucracy or making the system more complicated.

As part of the finalisation of the framework, IHPN are looking for feedback on the MPAF from independent provider organisations from across the independent healthcare sector, particularly on key considerations on how it might be effectively implemented. IHPN is asking any independent sector provider not already engaged in this process through formal membership of the Network to get in touch with [email protected] for a copy of the MPAF with feedback to be submitted by 30 August 2019 ahead of formal launch in the autumn.