Archived News: July - August 2012

NMC/Regulatory Update: Simplified medicines regulations come into force ; Standards to support learning and assessment in practice ; Former Downing Street aide named as chairman of Nursing and Midwifery Council ; NMC responds to CHRE reports ; NOTE: NMC Review is no longer published

HCPC Update: Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) takes over the regulation of social workers in England ; New statement on independent prescribing for chiropodists/podiatrists and physiotherapists ; CHRE publishes review of HPC's performance 2011-2012 ; New edition of HCPC In Focus

Live in Wales? See Electronic hospital discharges nominated for award - read more on your own eNWI page

Live in Scotland? See Scotland's finances are more Advanced - more Scottish news on your own Scotland Page

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

Live in England? NHS Direct staff 'work in' against 111 - 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: Wearable Technology Market to Exceed $6 Billion by 2016 ; EC-funded smart t-shirt comes to UK ; National IT transfer plans unveiled ; National Early Warning Score ; The quality of nationally submitted health and social care data in England ; Caring for our future: reforming care and support ; Quality in the new health system - Maintaining and improving quality from April 2013 ; Digital technology essentials guide ; When doctors and patients talk: making sense of the consultation ; Effect of Clinical Decision-Support Systems (CDSSs) on care and costs ; Technology Briefing Packs

Web Sites this month: National Elf Service ; End of Life Care Toolkit ;

e-records this month:

Information Governance: Trust fined for publishing staff details ; NHS Constitution to opt data into trials ; Study raises issues with GP2GP records; Imperial resolves follow-up issue ; St George's fined for stray letters

Personal Health records/Personal Health: Michael Johnson app Motiv8s runners ; Myhealthlondon puts GPs on the map ; NHS Wales makes Choose Well an app ; Microsoft releases Health Choices app

England: Moorfields ready to Open Eyes ; Plymouth first with Spine mini services ; Civica to host Paris in Derbyshire ; Allscripts wins EPR at Salford Royal ; Southern community tender issued ; Southern group hopes for 'quantum leap' ; Leeds puts bones on Map of Medicine ; Warrington looks to replace Meditech PAS ; Barts accesses scanned records from EPR ; Gateshead confirms Medway go-live ; North Bristol spent £4.6m on IT "crisis"

Wales:Access to Individual Health Record benefits Swansea patients

Northern Ireland:Northern Ireland prepares for portal

Commissioning: 'Metrics, Quality, Measurement and Monitoring' etc this month: CQC confirms QinetiQ info sifting deal ; Commissioners urged to demand A&E data ; Eight CCGs apply to delay NHS 111 ; NICE issues COF and QOF indicators ; BMJ Informatica launches Prescribing+ ; NHS commissioning to shed 20,000 jobs ; NHS IC to provide data services to CCGs; Hospital calls for say in CCG work ; How to measure for improving outcomes: a guide for commissioners

Work in Telephone consultation/telehealth? NHS Direct makes strides with NHS 111 ; More ambulances sent in NHS 111 areas ; GP providers win just a fifth of NHS 111 contracts; Birmingham rolls out Safe Mobile Care ; Eight CCGs apply to delay NHS 111 ; NHS Direct staff 'work in' against 111 ; When doctors and patients talk: making sense of the consultation

Work in primary care? DH looks to secure Choose and Book IP ; PRIMIS becomes paid-for service ; Scotland's GPASS is no more ; HSCIC releases historic prescribing data ; TPP drums out jobs on TomTom ; Fit notes finally go electronic ; Ignore electronic fit notes, GPC urges practices; Microtest and CSE work on info sharing ; GPs warned after consultation is recorded without consent

Work in the community? SCR goes mobile in Medway

Work on the wards? Patient List to launch open source app ; NEWS could save 6,000 lives ; Mid Cheshire second user of eHandover ; Hull and East Yorks buys CSC whiteboards

Work in mental health? Mental Elf releases iPhone app ; Bradford creates single point of access ; Don't panic, says new app

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