Archived News: April - May 2014


NMC/Regulatory Update: Help to shape the future of nursing and midwifery AND Consultation on a draft revised Code and our proposed approach to revalidation - be sure and have YOUR say - runs until 11th August ; (Part one of the revalidation consultation now closed); Shape of Caring review to improve nurse and healthcare assistant training (England) ; NMC welcomes publication of a Bill that could “revolutionise healthcare regulation” (See Draft Bill ); NMC launch fee consultation. NMC Newsletter

HCPC Update: Education annual report 2013 published ; Revised Guidance on health and character published ; Professional indemnity, an update ; Current In Focus

Live in Wales? See Wales Open Eyes to virtual referrals- read more on your own eNWI page;

Live in Scotland? See Scotland live with 111 -- more Scottish news on your own Scotland Page

Live in Northern Ireland? Health Minister opens new Quality, Improvement and Innovation Centre (QIIC) at the Ulster Hospital - See this and more news on your own Northern Ireland page

Live in England? E-referrals to go live in November and - read more news below or look on your own area page

Don't miss the Newsfeed for even more up to date news which is constantly fed in!

Publications/articles of interest this month: Genomic data project wins cash ; Patient empowerment: for better quality, more sustainable health services globally ; £240m 'tech fund 2' opens for bids ; Who Cares? ; Tweets about hospital quality: a mixed methods study ; Green Paper on mobile health ; The NHS productivity challenge ; Transforming Primary Care ;

Web Sites of interest this month: Babylon Health Support App ; Health Outcome Maps (England and Wales) ; Digital ‘Pain Garden’ gives relief for sufferers ; ConnectAutism ; Addtoyourlife ;

e-records this month:;

Information Governance HSCIC to host IG Alliance ; HSCIC admits to four HES data breaches ; HSCIC publishes data audit ; Child protection database going live

Personal Health records/Personal Health: MPs look abroad for records inspiration ; NHS England extends Tinder contract ; EPRs to improve care for the elderly ; Patient Online accelerates ;

England: Trusts should look to open source EPRs , Lorenzo teething problems at Walsall , Three trusts to procure joint EPR ; Royal Devon edges towards Epic ; Summer Cerner go-live for Lewisham ; EPRs should 'include location data' ; Humber tests market ahead of NPfIT end ; Staffordshire to invest £13m on EPR ; Poole upgrades CareCentric

Wales: Wales Open Eyes to virtual referrals ;

Scotland: £2.2m to deploy digital wards

Commissioning: 'Metrics, Quality, Measurement and Monitoring' etc this month; Redundancies planned for 14 CSUs ; Greater Manchester CSU migrates CCG data ; Tweets measuring quality of care ; Consultation on how we regulate, inspect and rate services (CQC runs until 4th June) ;

Work in Telephone consultation/telehealth? NHS England to spend £33m on 111 tech , Scotland live with 111 ; GPs to offer hotline for patient care ; NHS 24 delays £27m IT system ;

Work in primary care? Mobile app puts 'doctor in your pocket' ; Central Manchester extends GP access ; 500 GP practices to pilot ; DH rolls back GP records access promise ; Plans for £230m GP IT spend released ; Emis pulls legacy systems in England ;

Work in the community? Southern Health takes RiO EPR ; Nottinghamshire integrates IT systems ;

Work with children and young people? East London goes mobile ; Sheffield Children's live with Medway ; Child health not ready for end of NN4B ; Child protection database going live ;

Work in mental health? NHS must open up to mental health apps ; Oxford Health picks Advanced EPR ;

Work in A&E/Ambulance Services? Emergency services tender worth £1.2bn ; Dashboard shows ambulance waiting times ; Royal Liverpool creates A&E app

Work in Oncology? Colchester gets cancer IT

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