Archived News: April - May 2011

NMC/Regulatory Update: NMC Review is now available to read online ; Useful FAQs on FtP Hearings

From DH/RCGP/BMA: The Good Practice Guidelines for GP electronic patient records v4 (2011) and see Doctors criticise appraisal data and IT

HPC Update: Consultation on updating the Guidance on health and character launched ; Anna van der Gaag re-appointed as Chair for four more years ; No fee increase at the Health Professions Council ; Current In Focus

Live in Wales? IHR roll out gathers pace - read more on your own eNWI page

Live in Scotland? Scottish Centre for Telehealth - more Scottish news on your own Scotland Page

Live in Northern Ireland? Northern Ireland commissions telehealth services - See this and more news on your own Northern Ireland page

Live in England? Hospital IT cuts and job losses revealed and Field to lead reform review panel - 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: Millennium tool helps to spot embolisms ; Tribal sells health business ; CQC Report: The state of health care and adult social care in England ; Improving the quality of care in general practice

Events: Social enterprise: driving innovative health & social care service delivery 12th May Manchester

Web Pages The Social Care Informatics and Innovation Exchange; North Yorkshire Telehealth website ; Your Information, Your Rights

e-records this month:

Information Governance: Govt may review Bill data sharing plans ; The Good Practice Guidelines for GP electronic patient records v4 (2011)

Personal Health records/Personal Health: More than half of Kaiser members use PHR ; Birmingham patients get records access

Wales: Your information, your rights ; IHR roll out gathers pace

England: Logica chosen for Isle of Wight EPR ; Alert expands at Blackpool ; Wigan pharmacists access SCR ; Private suppliers to get SCR access ; All patients to be offered SCR by 2013

'Metrics, Quality, Measurement and Monitoring' etc this month: Informatica updates QoF software ; CQC Report: The state of health care and adult social care in England ; NHS East of England Huddle on QIPP ; Improving the quality of care in general practice ; Midwifery 2020: Measuring Quality

Work in telephone consultation/telehealth? NHS website shows telehealth benefits

Work with children? Exchange set up to improve ICS

Work in primary care? Informatica updates QoF software ; The Good Practice Guidelines for GP electronic patient records v4 (2011) ; Improving the quality of care in general practice ;

Work in the community? A shared clinical record is essential to palliative care teams ; New health visiting service launches with Early Implementer sites

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