Archived News: February 2013

NMC/Regulatory Update:; Nursing council fined £150,000 ; NMC welcomes Francis Report ; Latest NMC Update NOTE: NMC Review is no longer published either in paper or on-line but you can Sign up for Email newsletters

HCPC Update; Research on the standards of conduct, performance and ethics ; Education provider feedback ; Robert Francis QC Report ; February In Focus

GMC issues new prescribing guidance

Live in Wales? See Half of Welsh referrals now e-referrals - read more on your own eNWI page

Live in Scotland? See Stan the robot man -- more Scottish news on your own Scotland Page

Live in Northern Ireland? Technology must play a central role in future healthcare delivery in order to contain costs, improve access and enhance the quality of patient care - See this and more news on your own Northern Ireland page

Live in England? Benefits of technology shown in mobile health worker project- read more news below or look on your own area page

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Publications/articles of interest this month: The Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Enquiry ; Francis call for standards backed by law ; Francis calls for records and open data ; Francis report into Mid Staffs (Nursing Times) ; NMC welcomes Francis Report ; RCN responds to Francis inquiry ; Mid-Staffordshire Public Inquiry GMC Statement ; Jonathan Kay appointed 'NHS CB CCIO' ; OpenAthens gives access to 1.5m ; COCIR launches e-learning tool ; Jeremy Hunt challenges NHS to go paperless by 2018 ; Overview of responses to NHS Constitution consultation published ; Securing excellence in IT Services
Operating model for offender health care
; Better data, better care - ophthalmic public health data report ; Engaging Health Care Users: A Framework for Healthy Individuals and Communities ; A Tale of Two Angels: Balancing Innovation and Accountability in Electronic Health Record Adoption ; Spending on health and social care over the next 50 years ;

Web Sites this month; Birmingham Children’s Hospital Feedback App ; PINCER Query Library released ; A new way for GPs to access live information about clinics, consultants and services ; National Training Package for people that care for those affected by stroke ; Commissioning for providers ; A narrative for person-centred coordinated (‘integrated’) care ;

e-records this month:;

Information Governance: Nursing council fined £150,000 ; GPs can refuse data extract ; Revised guidance in Wales on protecting information

Personal Health records/Personal Health: A narrative for person-centred coordinated (‘integrated’) care ;

England: Early Christmas for Kainos ; Monitor blasts Rotherham's EPR programme ; SCR programme a 'disgrace' ; Trusts could lose contracts without EPR ; Royal Berks finances hit by Millennium ; Basildon buys Medway ; Imperial plans PAS go-live ; No deal for Sheffield ; Paperless NHS a 'struggle' to achieve ; Leicester has high hopes for 2013 ; Pennine Care picks Paris ; Wirral adds Cerner foetal monitor to EPR ; MIG to connect GP patient records across the NHS

Wales: Cardiff trust gets staff mobile

Commissioning: 'Metrics, Quality, Measurement and Monitoring' etc this month: Info centre to run DMICs ; Trusts could lose contracts without EPR ; CSUs to spend £670m a year ; Keogh extends 'outlier' inquiry ; ; NHS CB tries to spot further Mid Staffs' ; CB seeks 'exemplar of interoperability' ; NHS CB appoints director of data ; Scotland gets GP info service ; 'Air traffic control' for Cumbria ; Securing excellence in IT Services Operating model for offender health care ; Commissioning for providers .; New standard e-contract ‘will transform NHS commissioning’

Work in Telephone consultation/telehealth? Airedale uses SystmOne with telehealth ; Telehealth benefits realised ; Pathfinders losing their way ; NICE accredits Direct ; Scotland gets 111; The Promise of Telehealth ;

Work in primary care? Prescribing tool launched ; Sollis sweeps South West London ; A new way for GPs to access live information about clinics, consultants and services ; GPSoC delayed ; Viewpoint: Why the GP contract has to change ;

Work in the community? Benefits of technology shown in mobile health worker project

Work in mental health? Mental health data goes monthly ; Scotland builds online platform ; Safer mental health services: a self-assessment toolkit ;

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