Archived News: January - February 2016

NMC/Regulatory Update: Revalidation microsite is now live ; First nurses and midwives begin their revalidation applications ; Have your say on a new support role for nursing ; NMC responds to Health Education England's consultation on nursing associate role ; NMC moves forward with development of new nurse competencies

HCPC Update: Revised Standards of conduct, performance and ethics effective from 26th January ; Download new Standards ; CPD research on-going ; Current InFocus

Live in Wales? See NHS Wales adopts NHS number for its healthcare IT - read more on your own eNWI page;

Live in Scotland? See Future vision for health and social care - more Scottish news on your own Scotland Page

Live in Northern Ireland? Northern Ireland to benefit from world renowned R&D investment- See this and more news on your own Northern Ireland page

Live in England?See Massive health IT Framework coming soon and Details of £1.8b tech funding revealed - read more news below or look on your own area page

Publications/articles of interest this month:Review of IT in NHS : Principles for safe and effective information sharing in health and social care ; NHS Community Healthcare: key aspects of a successful mobile working project ; Bitcoin technology and the NHS ; Big Data in Healthcare - Hype or Hope? ; Hull and E Yorkshires EPR depolyment: 6 months on ; Medical Apps - new guidance ; Ireland consults public on identifier ; Barcoding standards demonstrator site anounced ; NHS Improvement should create 'meaningful use' standards for IT systems ; NHS delivers ambitious IT project - believed to be the biggest of its kind ; What the planning guidance means for the NHS (England)

Web Sites and Apps of interest this month; The Power of People: Flo ; Explore England's prescribing data ; Paediatric Care online

Education/Training/Resources: ePrescribing: Enabling Change for Effective Implementation; April 26th ; Making Every Contact Count Resources

e-records this month:;

Information Governance: Principles for safe and effective information sharing in health and social care ; 'No smartcard' spine apps on way ; Legal view; sharing is daring?

Personal Health records/Personal Health: Heart patients get smart with phones ; 33,000 patents 'go with the flo'

England: SCR in OPD and police rooms ; Southampton plans 3 site EDM project ; Maternity EHR gets 'big bang' launch ; Hull and E Yorks face RTT issues ; Specialist hospitals to procure EHRs ; TPP to ptovide health and justice system ; Blackpool takes open source EHR ; Burton upgrades EPR ; Child health digital strategy promised

CCG's/Commissioning/Quality Monitoring this month: CQC cites EPR concerns at Walsall ; CCG pilots patient self-monitoring ; Local digital roadmaps delayed ; Publishing data improves hospital performance

Integrated Services/data this month: Islington awards £7.4m ICDR contract

Work in Telephone consultation/telehealth? NHS 24 admits IT 'systemic failure'

Work in an acute hospital or ambulance service? Tracking down kidney failure West Sussex develops AKI alerts ; Oxford develops e-obs system ; Ambulance trust uses forms on iPads ; Dashboarding through the snow ; Emergency Departments start new patient tracking system

Work in primary/community care? GP 'detailed coded record' info revealed ; EMIS opens web to third parties ; What England needs to do for general practice: Dr Maureen Baker ; New Report on General Practice Nursing

Work with children and young people? Child protection system misses target ; Child health digital strategy promised ; Royal college in bid to cutv child deaths ;

Work in Midwifery? Maternity EHR gets 'big bang' launch