Archived News: December 2013 - January 2014

Back to topNMC/Regulatory Update Patient feedback to feature in new public protection measure ; NMC responds to Parliamentary Health Select Committee annual report ; Consultation on revalidation and the revised Code - HAVE YOUR SAY ;Latest NMC Update

(Update on end of life care as Liverpool Care Pathway is phased out and End of Life care co-ordination information standard)

HCPC Update: New Council announced ; Fees to Rise ; Bogus HCPC calls; Fitness to Practice Key Information 2013 ; New edition of HCPC in Focus

Live in Wales? See Face reconstruction in 3D printing show - read more on your own eNWI page

Live in Scotland? See BT takes NHS Scotland to court -- more Scottish news on your own Scotland Page

Live in Northern Ireland? £30million funding allocation in January - See this and more news on your own Northern Ireland page

Live in England? NHS England puts IT in five year plans - read more news below or look on your own area page

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Publications/articles of interest this month: A Vision and 12 Point Plan for Chief Clinical Information Officers, to ensure the quality of NHS clinical information ; Key activities underway across NHS England which demonstrate that the vision of a patient-centred approach is being delivered ; Challenging Bureaucracy ; Using clinical communities to improve quality ; Staff Care: how to engage staff in the NHS and why it matters; System framework for research studies ; Trusts race to complete nurse tech bids ; Ireland plans big e-health investment ; Oxford trials contactless technology ; Health IT apprenticeship launched ; Measuring health and social care integration: new research and recommendations ;

Web Sites of interest this month: My Health App ; Taking the Lead: How clinical commissioning groups are changing the face of the NHS ; Better Care Fund (BCF) webinars ; NICE launches a new series of multi-professional online tools ; e-learning: Project Management Course ; The Eatwell Plate

e-records this month:;

Information Governance: Latest IG Bulletin: Prosecution for illegal records access ; A Vision and 12 Point Plan for Chief Clinical Information Officers, to ensure the quality of NHS clinical information ; HSCIC discusses Care Bill info challenge ; EU rule makes research 'impractical' ; Care.data: charities back info sharing ; HSCIC sets up Caldicott monitoring group ; Colchester told to invest in cancer IT

Personal Health records/Personal Health: Key activities underway across NHS England which demonstrate that the vision of a patient-centred approach is being delivered ; Change at the top of Patient Opinion ;

England: Northumbria live with Silverlink ; Kingston 'let down' by BT ; National Orthopaedic rolls out Tiara9 ; Derby manages winter pressures ;Tameside ties up Lorenzo implementation ; Kent trusts issue £40m EPR tender ; Brighton live and Alert ; Royal Berks suspends Cerner contracts ; Southend and Barking live with Medway

Wales: Welsh boards share info via portal ;

Commissioning: 'Metrics, Quality, Measurement and Monitoring' etc this month; CQC appoints Roger Taylor ; Four CSUs create 'alliance' ; Commissioning support framework scoped ; Commissioners to see pathways ; Smart Guides to Engagement

Work in Telephone consultation/telehealth? HSCIC takes NHS Direct services ; GPs on collision course over NHS 111 ; Last 111 sites live in February ;

Work in primary care? Practices 'locked out' of CQRS ; Graphnet care record embedded in Emis ; Swindon GP suffers printing pile-up ; Birmingham LMC objects to shared record ; GP Challenge Fund opens for bids ; SCR uploads and viewings hit record high ; Treasury approves e-referrals spend ; Barts clinicians view GP data in Cerner ; Vision for iPads ; Research shows GPs are switched on to EPS ;

Work in the community? New approach to inspecting community health care

Work with children and young people? Cornwall digitises children's records

Work in A&E? Wirral manager admits fiddling figures ; Christmas IT crash at London Ambulance ; Hull triages A&E patients through kiosks