Medical Practitioners Assurance Framework
Date of publication: 23rd Oct 2019
The Medical Practitioners Assurance Framework (MPAF) has been developed to improve consistency around effective clinical governance for medical practitioners across the independent sector and to raise the bar in medical leadership.
The framework was developed under the leadership of former National Medical Director at NHS England, Sir Bruce Keogh with expert input from a balance of IHPN members and key external stakeholders. These included the Patients Association, General Medical Council, Care Quality Commission, Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England/Improvement and Royal Colleges. The MPAF is designed to align with existing legal and regulatory frameworks and work towards them being better implemented, rather than adding more bureaucracy.