Archived News: February - March 2018

Regulatory Update

NMC: NMC agrees with Health Committee that more needs to be done to retain our nursing workforce; NMC responds to announcement of review into application of gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare; February Newsletter;

HCPC Update: HCPC welcomes Government proposals to reform healthcare professional regulation ; HCPC statement following urgent review into manslaughter by gross negligence rulings in the NHS ; January Edition of InFocus

GMC response to Government proposals to reform professional regulation

Live in Wales? See Informatics Service becomes first in the UK to achieve new Valuing People standard - read more on your own eNWI page;

Live in Scotland? See The NHS in Scotland turns 70 in 2018 - more Scottish news on your own Scotland Page

Live in Northern Ireland? Chief Nursing Officer pays tribute to staff and outlines workforce plansSee this and more news on your own Northern Ireland page

Live in England?See ‘Empower the person: roadmap for digital health and care service’ - read more news below or look on your own area page

Clinical Documentation and nurses: the challenges and opportunities and (England) No more paper referrals after October 2018
Publications/articles of interest this month;Six UK sites to share £54m funding to unleash power of data science ; Liverpool technology hub awarded £3.5m to explore 5G in healthcare ; Digital healthcare accelerator programme extended outside of London ; Free wi-fi to be available at 33 more acute and mental health trusts ; UK employees back workplace wearables for mental health support; Healthy Homes; accomodating an ageing population

Web Sites and Apps of interest this month; Babylon and others removed from NHS Apps Library ; Primary Care Podcasts - Hints and tips for those working in primary care ; FOFO Fun quiz to ascertain if you have a 'fear of finding out' about a health problem ; NICE recommends app for depression should be trialled on the NHS ;

Events/Training/Resources; Digital Health Summer Schools 2018 ; First students accepted into NHS Digital Academy ; Public health contribution of nurses and midwives: guidance: Tools and models to support the development of the public health contribution of nurses, midwives and allied health professionals.
Health matters: community-centred approaches for health and wellbeing ; 'Health and Care without boundaries' video ; Celebration of Community Nursing; On-line Course Data Protection (includes GDPR

e-records this period:;

Information Governance and central data collection: Information Governance Alliance drafts guidelines for instant messaging use ; NHS Digital adds £10m to prospective cyber security contract ; NHS Digital welcomes new guidance as UK firms told to shore up cybersecurity ; PHE under fire for supplying cancer patient data to tobacco-linked firm

England: GDE goes live with System C e-observation software ; Nottinghamshire shared care record goes live at acute trusts ; West Middlesex Hospital marks 100 days until Cerner EPR goes live ; Brighton and Sussex selects System C PAS ; East Lancashire Hospitals confirms Cerner EPR procurement ; Incidents in Manchester and Wales mean NHS hit by two major IT failures in 24 hours ; Adoption and Sporead of innovation in the NHS (AHSN)

Scotland: NHS boards to link up health and social care data in Scotland

Personal Health/Health Records: Patient survey reveals preference for digital communications

CCG's/Commissioning/Quality Monitoring this month: CQC to be given power to rate online GP consultations

Integrated Services/data this month; Virgin Media Business becomes latest operator to receive HSCN accreditation ; Local CIO reports interest in making a LICRE bid in Yorkshire and Humber ; Bolton links up health and community services with shared care record ; First major phase of Berkshire’s shared care record goes live

Work in Telephone consultation/telehealth/? Smart homes for ageing population could save NHS billions, report claims ; Liverpool CCG ramps up telehealth expansion with Docobo;

Work in an acute hospital or ambulance service? London surgeons using Microsoft mixed reality tech for safer operations ; Leeds credits ‘dramatic’ improvement in patient visibility to Scan4Safety ; Ambulance trust GDEs confirmed by NHS England

Work in primary/community care? All GP practices in north west London sign up to provide online services ; Emis and Elemental to link up GPs to social prescribing data ; PRSB chair backs calls for accelerated roll out of e-prescribing ; Primary Care Podcasts - Hints and tips for those working in primary care; Liva Healthcare aims to bring human touch to digital diabetes management ; Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust deploys mobile working across community services ; Microtest scoops GP systems contract with NHS Wales ; Phased roll out of SNOMED CT in general practice due to commence in April ; Powys delivers mass roll-out of prescription software to GPs ; Flexible Working for GPs - it's the answer, not the problem (Report); 'Health and Care without boundaries' video ; Celebration of Community Nursing ;

Work in Mental Health? Mental health trust partners with ANS Group for new network solution ; Mental health text service for young people launched in Yorkshire ; Scottish health board using analytics to cut mental health waiting times

Work with Children and young people? Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust introduces children’s app; 'Don't be left in the dark: children and young people's mental health

Work in Midwifery? Public Health England launches Alexa service for breastfeeding mums; NHS to offer Skype consultations for new mums affected by mental ill health

Brexit: Brexit could mean disruption to medical technologies, report suggests ; Brexit the implications for health and social care (Kings Fund) ;