Archived News: April-June 2018

Regulatory Update

NMC: NMC responds to Gosport Independent Panel Report ; NMC welcomes lessons learned review into handling of Morecambe Bay cases; Jackie Smith to step down as NMC Chief Executive; Consultation on proposed standards for new nursing associate role (runs until July 2nd ); Overhaul of fitness to practise will support learning culture and enhance patient safety; Sign up for NMC Newsletters

HCPC Update: Independent and supplementary prescribing for paramedics; HCPC and Healthcare Inspectorate Wales sign MoU; Latest InFocus (March)

Gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare. The report of arapid policy review. June 2018

Live in Wales? See Microtest anticipates Wales success story after winning-over GP practices - read more on your own eNWI page;

Live in Scotland? See NHS Scotland to link all labs through National Pathology Exchange- more Scottish news on your own Scotland Page

Live in Northern Ireland? Department of Health launches Strategic Framework for Imaging ServicesSee this and more news on your own Northern Ireland page

Live in England?See Your opportunity to make a diference in child health services - read more news below or look on your own area page


Publications/articles of interest this month; Digital; change in Health and Social Care (Kings Fund); Lord Darzi Review of Health & Social Care; Taking the value-based agenda forward; Research suggests asthma sufferers would share data; Hunt reveals revised breast cancer IT scandal figures; BridgeHead strikes wicket VNA deal with England and Wales Cricket Board; Data security and protection toolkit ; The Human Factor: Driving Digital Solutions for 21st Century Health and Care ; Gosport Independent Panel Report; Risk and Reward sharing for NHS Integrated Care Systems

Web Sites and Apps of interest this month; Your data matters (England); Babylon and Samsung Health buddy up for ‘Ask an Expert’ service ; Data security and protection for health and care organisations (England); One Health Lewisham signs deal for virtual assistant app ; Jeremy Hunt backs calls for ‘WhatsApp-style’ messaging app for NHS staff;

Events/Training/Resources; NHS Digital Academy kicks off to train next generation of health IT leaders - NHS Digital Academy website; The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Manual ; Videos showing eye conditions and their treatment

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Information Governance and central data collection: National data opt-out programme comes into force ; NHS England heavily criticised for misdirected clinical correspondence ; Patients trust NHS with their data but still wary about use, survey suggests ; Government tightens grip on NHS Digital’s sharing of non-clinical patient data; NHS Digital’s sharing of non-clinical patient data branded “inappropriate”

England: Sunrises on new EPR deployment in Dudley ; Barnsley Hospital signs up IMMJ’s e-doc management system ; Leeds and York Partnership NHS FT selects CareWorks for new EPR ; Nottingham University goes live with orders and results software ; Cambridge University Hospitals selects Novosco for IT infrastructure management ; Lincolnshire Partnership NHS FT signs five-year e-prescribing deal ; Countess of Chester partners up with Cerner in 15-year deal ; St Helens and Knowsley completes ‘massive programme of work’ with new PAS deployment ; Surrey Care Record due to launch in August ; Plymouth plans to go live with OpenEHR in next six months

Integrated Services/data this month Risk and Reward sharing for NHS Integrated Care Systems; Integrated care, partnerships, organisations and systems Hof C Report ; Four new integrated care systems announced by NHS England ; Buckinghamshire selects Graphnet for county-wide shared record ; Midlands NHS trusts merge to create major integrated care provider ; Greater Manchester LHCRE to work with neighbours toward ‘common capability’ ; Greater Manchester, Wessex and One London selected as LHCREs; Isle of Wight says ‘alwight’ to shared care records; Community services report

Work in Telephone consultation/telehealth/? Babylon partners up with Bupa for ‘one of a kind’ health service; Hull taps Inhealthcare for community telehealth service

Work in an acute hospital or ambulance service? Leeds Teaching Hospitals demands a little ReSPECT for patients ; Royal Liverpool taps Deontics AI smarts for heart attack treatment support ; Doctor’s union chairman calls for GP at Hand to be “scrapped immediately” ; Salford Royal introduces first-of-kind smartphone urine test for kidney patients ; Royal Papworth Hospital NHS FT to introduce mobile phone check-in ; Microsoft and GOSH partner for artificial intelligence in healthcare ; A&E check-in app gets £150k funding for expansion up north; Rotating paramedics

Work in primary/community care? Your opportunity to make a diference in child health services ; Innovative models of general practice ; Microtest anticipates Wales success story after winning-over GP practices ; Q Doctor selects Docman Connect for GP correspondence delivery ; Consultant Connect launches ‘Snapchat-style’ photo sharing device; GPs refuse to support electronic referrals over patient care fears ; One Health Lewisham signs deal for virtual assistant app

Work in Mental Health? Homegrown app takes strain off wrists at mental health trust

Work with Children and young people? Government minister calls for NHS and councils to prioritise CP-IS; Children’s commissioner calls for urgent roll-out of CP-IS in healthcare;