Archived News: January 2013

NMC/Regulatory Update: NMC introduces processes to improve fitness to practise efficiency ; Updated Midwives rules and standards come into force ; NMC introduces voluntary removal process ; NOTE: NMC Review is no longer published either in paper or on-line but you can Sign up for Email newsletters

HCPC Update Prescribing standards update ; Public Protection Research ; December In Focus

Views sought on strengthening NHS Constitution (England) runs until 28th January ; Nurses say commission backs advanced nursing regulation

Live in Wales? See Digital Wales starts with Digital Powys - read more on your own eNWI page

Live in Scotland? See Telehealth reaches long arm of law -- more Scottish news on your own Scotland Page

Live in Northern Ireland? Mental health app wins NI hack day - See this and more news on your own Northern Ireland page

Live in England? Hunt wants paperless NHS in five years and Reforms will weaken IT services - survey- read more news below or look on your own area page

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Publications/articles of interest this month: Everyone counts: Planning for Patients 2013/14 ; High road, remote care ; What It Will Take To Achieve The As-Yet-Unfulfilled Promises Of Health Information Technology ; A Dose of Localism: The Role of Councils in Public Health ; Primary care IT services: Operating model published ; Fiennes takes imaging to Antarctic ; Hospital Guide 2012 ; Association of Online Patient Access to Clinicians and Medical Records With Use of Clinical Services ; Personal Health Budgets: a guide for GPs ; Providing an alternative pathway; The value of integrating housing, care and support ; Useful resources for health visitors ; CCGs strain to hear voice of patients ; £120 million investment for research to improve NHS services ; Better together:
Sharing learning to improve care
; New vision for district nursing published ; Making Integrated out of hospital care a reality

European Lung Foundation: For smokers with lung disease - on line survey seeking feedback re current care options - encourage your clients to feedback!

Web Sites this month NHS Health & care Tools Directory ; Ideas sought for Improving Patient Experience - end of life and mental health (closes 28th February) ; Delivering a Digital Wales ; Shared Decision Making

Conferences: Istanbul to host IHE Connectathon 2013#

e-records this month: EHRs fail to achieve savings - US study ;

Information Governance: 'Grave concerns' over new GP data set ; Governance toolkit for community pharmacies ;

Personal Health records/Personal Health: SMEs 'enthusiastic' for app directory ; London PHR event looks for 'pull' effect ;GP contract to reward records access ; Association of Online Patient Access to Clinicians and Medical Records With Use of Clinical Services ; Shared Decision Making

England: Hull and East Yorkshire takes Lorenzo ; Leicester picks IBM as IT partner ; Southern group looks for EDM and portal ; Chesterfield issues PAS tender ;

Wales: Digital Wales starts with Digital Powys ;

Commissioning: 'Metrics, Quality, Measurement and Monitoring' etc this month: 'Ofsted style' ratings for NHS ; NICE looks for blue-SCIE thinking ; HEE initiatives support SMEs in NHS ; Cards could link exercise and benefits ; Primary care contractor IT plans out ; NHS CB promises new quality data ; Enter the CCG ; CCGs strain to hear voice of patients

Work in Telephone consultation/telehealth? Telehealth reaches long arm of law ; NHS Direct gives out bug advice ; Nick Chapman to leave NHS Direct ; BT lands Cornwall outsourcing deal ; NHS Direct starts redundancy talks ; New Telehealth Video '3 Million Lives' ;

Work in primary care? IMS Maxims launches dementia software ; HPA notifications sent electronically ; EMIS Web integrates diabetes tool ; GP IT faces anxious start to 2013 ; Third of GP patients want online booking ; GP contract to reward records access ; Last night of the PROMS? ; GP develops patient engagement tool ; Personal Health Budgets: a guide for GPs

Work in the community? TPP wins £28m Southern contract ; Useful resources for health visitors ; New vision for district nursing published ;

Work in mental health? E-portal for youth mental health ;

Work with young people? Child protection database plans revived ; Redbook goes digital

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