Archived News: January 2012

NMC/Regulatory Update: Warning over bogus NMC emails ; Resignation of Professor Dickon Weir-Hughes ; NMC Review Current Issue

HPC Update: Latest In Focus

Live in Wales? Wales nears 70 per cent e-referrals - read more on your own eNWI page

Live in Scotland? See £4.6m project aims to understand causes of ageing - more Scottish news on your own Scotland Page

Live in Northern Ireland?We all have a responsibility to reform the health service: Poots tells the Assembly- See this and more news on your own Northern Ireland page

Live in England? RCN and RCM come out against bill - 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: Integrated care for patients and populations: Improving outcomes by working together ; Roll-out of telehealth and telecare to benefit three million lives ;Nanoparticle trick 'boosts body's vaccine response' ; US finds winning cancer apps ; Delivering sustainable cost improvement programmes  ; Future Forum calls for clinical leaders ; QOF Advisory Committee recommendations for indicator development ; Future Forum calls for access plan ; Parkinson's UK funds mobile apps ; Can NHS hospitals do more with less? ; Can governments do it better? Merger mania and hospital outcomes in the English NHS ; Developing the Healthcare Workforce: From design to delivery

Web Pages: 1000 Lives Website ; Health Maps Wales ;

e-records this month:

Information Governance: Praxis commits to encrypt patient data ; CfH issues tablets safety warning ; Illegal records access leads to fine ; Brighton faces fine for drives on eBay

Personal Health records/Personal Health: Patient access concerns voiced by GPC ; Epsom embraces the Trip Advisor era ; Southampton buys Amalga for readmissions ;DH accepts Field info plans ; PM tells trusts to publish patient views

Wales: Wales launches access ratings scheme ; Better data quality for NHS Wales

England:Princess Alexandra aims for EPR by 2014 ; Bacon calls for halt on Millennium ; Staffs trust first on spine mini-service ; Royal Berkshire plans March go-live ; Poole books in Medway maternity ; North Bristol hits appointment problems ; Humber pushes ahead with Lorenzo ; Harrogate latest to take iSoft ePMA

Commissioning: 'Metrics, Quality, Measurement and Monitoring' etc this month: CSOs need CCG support to survive - Hakin ; 100 strong CSO up and running in NW ; DH awards CQRS contract ; Protecting Independence: the voluntary sector in 2012 ; Specialists in Commissioning: Looking beyond current policy ; Value Based Clinical Commissioning of Elective Surgical Care ; 40% of clinical commissioning groups enlist private sector support

Work in Telephone consultation/telehealth? 3millionlives concordat signed ; 'Most complex' NHS 111 pilot runs in NW ; Yorks telehealth delays run up costs ; Good Xmas weather cuts NHS Direct calls ; Scottish Centre for Telehealth & Telecare ;

Work in primary care?Patient access concerns voiced by GPC ; Lloyds to offer smart pill service ; EMIS Web reaches 360 practices ; Patient Partner on all EMIS systems ; Wales launches access ratings scheme ; TPP develops SystmOne Android app ;

Work in Emergency Care? Symphony ED plays across Manchester

Work in mental health? Review of learning disability services

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