Archived News: December 2010

NMC/Regulatory Update: New warning about bogus NMC callers ; Recent News and fitness to practise hearings ; NMC Publications

HPC Update: Current In Focus

Live in Wales? Wales invests to save in telecare - read more on your own eNWI page

Live in Scotland? NHS Tayside delivers to GPs - more Scottish news on your own Scotland Page

Live in Northern Ireland? ‘Wii’ study could have big benefits for people with Parkinson’s - See this and more news on your own Northern Ireland page

Live in England? PCTs told to merge to prepare for change and Bacon questions Connelly on CSC deal - read more news below or look on your own area page

e-records this month:

Information Governance: Local authorities link up to N3 ; NHS Choices allowing Facebook tracking

Personal Health records/Personal Health: Adoption, non-adoption, and abandonment of a personal electronic health record: case study of HealthSpace ; Info revolution 'undermined by cuts' ; Connelly says patients will have control ; Greenhalgh attacks HealthSpace response ; Major NHS public websites unheard of

Wales: GPs put conditions on IHR ; Individual Health Record expands in Wales ; GP practices to receive e-discharge ;

England: Wirral expands use of Cerner Millennium ; Imperial completes trust-wide IMS PAS ; Two NHS bodies drop 084 numbers; Interoperability Toolkit ; Southampton University live with Ascribe ; SCR patient campaign set to restart whilst BMA tells GPs to hold fire on SCR ;

Scotland: NHS Tayside delivers to GPs

International: Survey predicts big use of mhealth

'Metrics, Quality, Measurement and Monitoring' etc this month: Choosing a high-quality hospital: the role of nudges, scorecard design and information; Dr Foster and Birmingham clash again

Work in telephone consultation/telehealth? NHS Luton starts third 111 pilot ; Healthcare without walls: A framework for delivering telehealth at scale ; Telecare essential to 're-enablement' ; Sussex practice uses Scots call-centre ; DH calls for more interest in 111 pilots

Work in primary care? Call centres urged for GP appointments ; Online nurse training from GE Healthcare ; Sussex practice uses Scots call-centre ; Treatment guidelines for patients with influenza ;

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