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Medical Council goes live on new Doctor registration System

The Medical Council, in collaboration with iSOFT Business Solutions, has recently implemented a new system registering and managing the country’s 18,000 doctors. This has helped the Medical Council to meet its requirements under The Medical Practitioners Act 2007. The Act introduced new measures for the registration and control of medical practitioners, which has significantly changed the membership and functions of the Medical Council.

Replacing paper-based methods, the new database allows applications to be entered online including payments and requests for a Certificate of Good Standing (now called a Certificate of Current Professional Status), which doctors need to continue practicing. The new system support registration, retention, register maintenance, and the online payments processing. In the future it will also feature a “my page” online facility for individual doctors.

Jim McDermott, Head of IT & Operations at the Medical Council said "iSOFT Business Solutions delivered on its promise of a simplified installation process. While we've only been live on the system for a short time, we're starting to see reductions in IT costs and an improved ability in managing our organisation to help meet evolving regulations. Having software systems that help us unify and simplify many complex processes reduces administrative time, which ultimately helps us reduce costs and provide a better customer service to doctors and the public."

“iSOFT Business Solutions worked closely with the Medical Council throughout this implementation to help deliver a smooth transition to the new system,” said Eamonn Morris, Managing Director for iSOFT Business Solutions. “Moving to a modern, unified system helps public sector organisations improve transparency and processes, which enables them to be more accountable and responsive.”