UK’s first digital tool for onboarding GPs marks clinical governance breakthrough

Medic Passport from Dr Focused speeds up recruitment of GPs tenfold and makes clinics compliant

This week marks the official national roll-out of a new ‘medic passport’, a digital solution designed by GPs aimed at putting an end to the shortfalls of offline clinical governance procedures and improving quality across primary care.

The new solution, created by Dr Focused, will speed up the recruitment of GPs tenfold.

Designed by medics, the new medic passport software is a simple, safe and compliant online HR software that recruits and onboards GPs, before giving the green light for them to start practising.

Dr Focused reduces the time it takes to recruit GPs and eradicates the risks associated with human error.

It also provides every GP with their own medic passport, which can be shared with other employers, helping them to avoid paperwork and the need to present legal certificates each time.

Systems must be developed fully if the highest levels of quality of care and professional performance are to be achieved. In my opinion, this can only be done effectively using a digital solutione

And it gives GPs access to their development plans and training.

Dr Kit Latham, founder of Dr Focused and the creator of the medic passport, said: “Spending quality time with patients is the most-important part of being a GP – but paperwork is tiresome, and distracting.

“I have worked with GPs to create a way to reduce the amount of time health workers spend doing paperwork.

“Together, we have created the fastest way for any doctor or healthcare worker to join a new employer and to stay up-to-date.”

Responsible for shaping and testing the new tool is NHS GP and founder of GP on demand service, GPDQ, Dr Anshumen Bhagat. He added: “Until now all clinical governance has been manual and offline, leaving too much space for error, hence why so many organisations in UK primary struggle to remain compliant.

“Out of 30 Care Quality Commission (CQC) reports that proved to be unsafe - 90% of them were due to documents not being available.

“In general practice, clinical governance encompasses both quality improvement and accountability. Systems for both must be developed fully if the highest levels of quality of care and professional performance are to be achieved. In my opinion, this can only be done effectively using a digital solution.”

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