Archived News: March 2013

NMC/Regulatory Update:; Three Directors appointed at the Nursing and Midwifery Council ; Nursing and Midwifery Council holds fee level at £100 ; Health Select Committee welcomes NMC progress but urges faster movement ;

HCPC Update; Standards of proficiency consultations closing on 2 April 2013 ; February In Focus (latest)

Open consultation Protecting patients from negligence (runs until 17th May 2013)

GMC publishes updated core guidance for all UK doctors

Allied Health Professionals Bulletin March 2013

Live in Wales? SeeSecure file sharing expanded - read more on your own eNWI page

Live in Scotland? See Scotland gets Patient Opinions -- more Scottish news on your own Scotland Page

Live in Northern Ireland?Leadership and transparency are vital in driving change- See this and more news on your own Northern Ireland page

Live in England? DH moves to see New DH Site- 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: Cost effectiveness of telehealth for patients with long term conditions ; Digitising the NHS by 2018 - Intellect response ; Rating providers for quality: a policy worth pursuing? ; E-mental health: what's all the fuss about?  ; RCGP Social Media Highway Code ; Tech needed to fight resistant bugs ; Keeping your online health and social care records safe and secure ; Better data, better care - ophthalmic public health data report ; New operating model for child health information services IT Services ; Making integrated care happen at scale and pace ; New operating model for armed forces health care IT services

Web Sites this month; Welcome to the Health Apps Library ; Patient Access App ; Patient Opinion ;

e-records this month:;

Information Governance: Govt plans law to stop "fiddled" figures ; Keeping your online health and social care records safe and secure

Personal Health records/Personal Health: PatientsLikeMe wants to work with NHS ; Scotland gets Patient Opinions ; Customer platform 'a state of mind' ; GPs not there on records access - survey ; Patient Access App ;

England: Torbay halts integrated record project ; Darlington digitises records with TNT ; Rotherham spending £40m on EPR ; Devon and Somerset issue £35m EPR tender ; George Eliot to take Lorenzo ; User group to shape Medway ;Southern Cerner live sites collaborate ;

Scotland: Ayrshire goes slowly with TrakCare

Wales: Secure file sharing expanded

Commissioning: 'Metrics, Quality, Measurement and Monitoring' etc this month; NHS Pathways data in new dashboard ; Hunt's Ofsted plan marked down ; New feedback service on show ; NHS CB gets patient 'insight' via app ; March Issue of Commissioning Excellence ;

Work in Telephone consultation/telehealth? Telehealth not cost effective ; NHS 111 in 'total meltdown' ; ITK funding links telehealth to records ; NHS Direct cuts hit admin staff ; Slippage in 111 go-live covered ; Telehealth helps during cold snap; GP co-ops step in as NHS 111 roll-out flounders

Work in primary care? RCGP Social Media Highway Code ; EMIS and TPP share data ; GPs not there on records access - survey

Work in the community? Funding approved for South community ; Kent community gets advanced ;

Work in A&E? Wirral shares A&E data with police

Work in mental health? e-mental health strategy developed

Work with children and young people? New operating model for child health information services IT Services; Handheld tablet computers to help improve children's therapy sessions ;

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