Archived News: August 2011

NMC/Regulatory Update: NMC emphasises vital role of employers in public protection ; Supervisors could assess nurses as part of regulatory shake-up ; Care is priority, not costs; Latest NMC Review Magazine available on line

HPC Update: Latest In Focus ; Health Professions Council (HPC) launches new free iPhone app

Live in Wales? A clearer view for nurses - read more on your own eNWI page

Live in Scotland? See the EHealth Competency Framework - Defining the Role of the Expert Clinician produced in partnership with the Scottish Government - more Scottish news on your own Scotland Page

Live in Northern Ireland? New imaging systems will provide real benefits for patients - See this and more news on your own Northern Ireland page

Live in England? An Information Revolution: Summary of responses to the consultation and SNOMED CT becomes NHS standard - 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: Computer tool to assess CCG readiness ; Mobile Devices and Healthcare:
What’s New, What Fits, and How Do You Decide?
; An Information Revolution: Summary of responses to the consultation ; Breaking down the barriers – how community pharmacists and GPs can work together to improve patient care ; Risk Prediction tools update ; Making Open Data Real: A Public Consultation ; Increasing EHR Use for Quality Improvement in Community Health Centers: The Role of Networks ; Routes to Success in end of life care – achieving quality environments for care at end of life ; NHS Future Forum to carry out new work on key health issues ;

Web Pages: Meningitis: Disability, Rights & Benefits on line assessment tool ; Learning@NHSWales ; The Advanced Nursing Practice Toolkit has been re-launched and is a UK wide repository for consistent, credible and helpful resources relating to advanced practice ; New films to raise awareness of self-directed support for people living with dementia

e-records this month:

Information Governance: Making Open Data Real: A Public Consultation ; Common clinical language for NHS will help improve patient care and safety ; Door codes on PDS slip onto letters

Personal Health records/Personal Health: DH comp rewards appyness ; VA tells staff to blog and tweet ; Accenture wins Oz PHR contract ; HealthSpace up for review again ; Health features in govt data plans ; A stronger voice for patients

Wales:Aneurin Bevan digitises records ; Protecting personal information in Wales receives Ministerial backing ; Developments in making information safe

England:Liverpool hospitals issue EPR tender ; Aintree info exchange goes two-way ; Humber likely to take Lorenzo ; SNOMED CT becomes NHS standard ; Chertsey hospital sends e-docs to GPs ; NE trust moves to Rio R6.1

'Metrics, Quality, Measurement and Monitoring', Commissioning etc this month: Computer tool to assess CCG readiness ; GP Extraction Service is go ; A clearer view for nurses ; Increasing EHR Use for Quality Improvement in Community Health Centers: The Role of Networks ; Could co-operatives be the future of care? ; MH changes to QoF criticised

Work in Telephone consultation/telehealth? NHS Direct has gone from delivering its services by phone, to web, and back to phone again with the advent of mobile apps ; NHS 111 may need more nurses ; DH ups pace on NHS 111 ; 60-minute appraisal at NHS Direct ; IEEE calls for telehealth collaboration

Work with children? Peterborough council takes ICS

Work in primary care? NICE changes advice on blood pressure ; EMIS apologies for data centre failure ; Cumbria GPs invest in iPads ; RCGP and RPS plan closer links ; Risk Prediction tools update ; Safeguarding vulnerable adults– a tool kit for general practitioners

Work in the community? Risk Prediction tools update ; Health visitor implementation plan - summary 

Work in mental health? Survey of people who use community mental health services

Work in Emergency Care? Hospital Emergency Response Checklist An all-hazards tool

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