Archived News: July - October 2018

Regulatory Update

NMC: Joint statement on emerging concerns protocol ; Standards of Proficiency for Nursing Associates ; NMC to review handling of Morecambe Bay chronology document ; NMC launches new approach to resolving complaints about nurses and midwives ; NMC Newsletters

HCPC Update: HCPC welcomes the regulation of Physician Associates and Physician Assistants in anaesthesia ; HCPC launches consultation on revised Standards for prescribing ; Regulating education and training: review of our processes and principles ; Emerging Concerns Protocol ; Latest InFocus

Live in Wales? See New apprenticeship schemes in health informatics launched - read more on your own eNWI page;

Live in Scotland? See NHS Highland has started offering GP appointments by video- more Scottish news on your own Scotland Page

Live in Northern Ireland? Northern Ireland prepares for roll-out of patient portal See this and more news on your own Northern Ireland page

Live in England?See Interoperability now the top priority for NHS IT Leaders and Tech transformation could be ‘pipe dream’ if nurses are ignored - read more news below or look on your own area page

Publications/articles of interest this month; Policy paper:The future of healthcare: our vision for digital, data and technology in health and care (England) ; New guidance to help NHS patients benefit from digital technology ; Report: Care staffing in the NHS: the good, the bad and the promising ; Operational productivity and performance in in English NHS Ambulance Trusts: Unwarranted variations; Imperial College London claim to have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that could help the treatment of sepsis ; Virtual reality for stroke patients one step closer thanks to £400k funding ; Software that allows a video camera to remotely measure vital signs has been approved as a medical device for the first time ; The Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) has published initial performance data for over 1,000 consultants working across private healthcare in the UK ; Making the most of the money: efficiency and the long term plan ;

Web Sites and Apps of interest this m onth; Talk Health and Care - This is a space for you to talk about what matters to you about working in health and social care ; BMA launches app to help hospital doctors manage workloads ; AI app to spot TB ; Junior docs clinch $3.9m to expand and grow clinical messaging app ; Those living in the south of England are to be given access to a digital treatment for insomnia ; The NHS App launched to private beta testers across England ; Fitbit beefs up healthcare offering with fitness and coaching platform ; UH Bristol pushes ‘WhatsApp-style’ care co-ordination app to 1,000 clinicians

Events/Training/Resources; Digital Health ReWired (FREE) ; GP on-line services communications toolkit ; MSK Knowledge Hub ;

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Information Governance and central data collection: Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust has secured a ‘gold standard’ in information security; Bupa fined by ICO after employee stole customer information ; East Anglian Air Ambulance issues security alert after email breach

England: University Hospital Southampton showcases GDE successes ; GOSH’s DRIVE unit to receive £1m from NHS Digital to get started; East and North Herts could face £7m bill to fix Lorenzo issue ; East Suffolk and North Essex saves hours thanks to automation technology ; Imperial selects Xerox to digitalise 1m paper-based patient records ; Worcestershire to introduce ePMA and CDS from Cambio ; Electronic observations go off with a bang at North Midlands ; Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells goes all out with EPR selection ; Additional data from hospitals added to Dorset Care Record

Wales: Certain patients in Wales have been given access to their own health records, allowing them to collaborate more closely with clinicians on care needs.

Northern Ireland: Northern Ireland prepares for roll-out of patient portal

Integrated Services/STP's/data this month: The former IT lead at Devon Partnership NHS Trust has been made CIO of the North Cumbria Health and Care Integrated Care System ; EPR divergence in a local area ‘will not be supported’ under HSLI ; DoctorLink selected by London STP for online clinical triage platform ; Shared record system to connect NHS trusts in Lancs and South Cumbria ; NICE healthcare collaboration in Greater Manchester extended by three years

Work in Telephone consultation/telehealth/? Virgin Care axes services from £270m East Staffs contract ; Birmingham digital GP centre rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC

Work in an acute hospital or ambulance service? South Central Ambulance Service to be kitted out with mobile devices; Operational productivity and performance in in English NHS Ambulance Trusts: Unwarranted variations ; Docman ‘becomes first to integrate with the NHS e-Referral Service’ ; Potentially life-saving digital defibrillator map to be piloted ;

Work in primary/community care? Bradford GP practices hit by IT issues ; NHS Highland has started offering GP appointments by video ; A number of GP practices in England will shortly begin trials of Now Healthcare’s video consultation platform; GP practice opens doors to cryptocurrency payments with Medicalchain ; RCGP chair says GPs are not ‘technophobic dinosaurs’ ;EMIS partners up with charity to provide better care for rough sleepers ; NHS England to have a say on GP at Hand Birmingham rollout objection ;

Work in Mental Health? Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has switched on its new electronic patient record system ; A mental health tool for virtual assistants has been launched to help people dealing with anxiety ; Surrey trust awarded additional £1m funding for ‘pioneering’ IoT dementia study

Work with Children and young people? National Lottery funding to help more kids and families Beat the Street ; New integrated child health system goes live in Wales ; System C to deliver unified child health record in South West England

Work in a Care Home? Digital ‘early warning system’ trialled at Sheffield care homes