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Welcome to the e-Health Nurses Network

December 2014 Update: In a new approach now focused mainly on news this Network seeks to keep you up-to-date with the latest UK-wide e-Health related environment in it's widest sense. We have gradually evolved since first starting in 2003 (for history see e-Health Group) and these pages thus offer a fascinating UK-wide source of e-health information covering over 10 years.

This Network is for all of the UK Countries and local regions - whether you live in Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland or England - you will find a local page relevant to you!

Be informed, be involved, be innovative - e-Health is the future!

AIM : "To facilitate professional development through the exploration of e-health and it's impact on patient care within a new collaborative environment"


The eHealth Nurses Network defines e-health as the "The promotion and facilitation of health & well-being with individuals & families and the enhancement of professional practice by the use of information & communication technology".
[adapted from Gott]

e-Health Highlights: November- January 2019

Regulatory Update

NMC: Major milestone reached as nursing associates join health and care workforce in England; Our response to Professional Standards Authority report ; Our response to the publication of the NHS long term plan in England ; New public support service in response to lessons learned review ;Subscribe to NMC Newsletter

HCPC Update: Confidentiality - guidance for Registrants ; The HCPC launches its new Threshold Policy for Fitness to Practise Investigations ; Health and Care Professions Council response to the General Medical Council consultation on the draft ‘Decision making and consent’ guidance; Latest InFocus;

Live in Wales? See Wales invests £3m to improve access to digital health services - read more on your own eNWI page;

Live in Scotland? See NHS Highland launches VR headsets to help patients prep for MRI scans- more Scottish news on your own Scotland Page

Live in Northern Ireland? Orion deploys new national diabetes pathway in Northern Ireland See this and more news on your own Northern Ireland page

Live in England?See NHS Longterm Plan (England) - read more news below or look on your own area page

Publications/articles of interest this month; Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Report ; GP Partnership Review ; NHS Longterm Plan (England) ; Evidence standards framework for digital health technologies (NICE) ; Report: Information Systems in Wales ;

Web Sites and Apps of interest this m onth; Vitality’s Apple Watch initiative leads to sustained physical activity increase ; Digital guide for ‘pregnancy, birth and beyond’ launched for parents

Events/Training/Resources; Yorkshire LHCRE to train IT leaders to international standards ; NHS Education for Scotland publishes tech guide for healthcare staff ;

Archived News: Archived News 2003 - 2018

Latest Other News November - January 2019

e-records this period:;

Information Governance and central data collection: PRSB and Digital Health partner to promote standards ; Home Office discussing potentially unlawful access to patient info by police ; NHS Digital confirms end of patient data sharing with Home Office

England: Southampton Football Club selects BridgeHead for medical image software ; CQC appoints first executive level chief digital officer ; Imperial staff begin using DeepMind’s Streams app ; South West Yorkshire goes live with new clinical portal ; Maternity app which shares patient records proves to be a success ; Record number of patients sign up to electronic portal in Birmingham ; Alder Hey implements Stratus software to eradicate paper processes ; Brighton and Sussex go live with System C patient management system

Artificial Intelligence (AI): Two NHS trusts sign agreements with Sensyne Health ; Artificial intelligence system could cut critical chest x-rays assessment time ; British Heart Foundation funds AI to predict heart disease risk ; Artificial intelligence spots infections among dementia patients in Surrey

Integrated Services/STP's/data this month: New software gives Devon social workers access to electronic records ; First digital health accelerator launched in Yorkshire and Humber ; Unified child health record goes live in South West England ; New digital platform bolsters mental health data collection in Bradford

Work in Telephone consultation/telehealth/? Teleservices free up clinician’s time at Blackpool hospitals ; North West London taps Inhealthcare to deliver apps and teleservices ; GP at Hand receives green light in NHS England safety assessment

Work in an acute hospital or ambulance service? Video triage system developed by Kingston University ; University Hospital Southampton introduces instant alert app for flu ; NHS Highland expands video consultations to out-patient appointments ; Remote-monitoring device for heart patients slashes Norfolk A&E visits ; Basildon and Thurrock goes live with Medway ED software ; Orion deploys new national diabetes pathway in Northern Ireland ; NUH and Macmillan pilot new ‘virtual clinic’ for tumour patients

Work in primary/community care? New GP contract includes increased patient access to digital services ; GP Partnership Review ; Digital solutions should be used in every GP practice, review argues ; ‘Smart homes’ to boost older people’s digital skills in West Essex ; Hancock pledges to shake-up GP IT systems with new framework; Clinical triage system cuts appointment wait time at London GP surgery

Work in Mental Health? NICE recommends digital CBT for young people with mild depression ; First care robot linked to smart homes tested for dementia patients ; New National Locator Service links paramedics to shared care record

Work with Children and young people? Automated prompt system paves way for better neonatal care at GOSH

Work in a Care Home? Nottingham Care home to roll out Ascom teleCARE platform


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