Archived News: May 2012

NMC/Regulatory Update: Nursing and Midwifery Council (Constitution) (Amendment) Order: A paper for consultation; GPs reminded that unregistered nurses are working illegally and NMC consultation on fitness to practise case management and consensual disposal ; Have you signed up for the NMC newsletter? Latest NMC Review (January)

HPC Update: HPC launches consultation on profession-specific standards of proficiency and Service user involvement in the design and delivery of approved programmes ; Latest HPC in Focus April

Live in Wales? Purpose built laboratories “hotbed for innovation” - read more on your own eNWI page

Live in Scotland? See Scotland picks Docman for 16 prisons - more Scottish news on your own Scotland Page

Live in Northern Ireland? Connected Health making a real difference to people’s lives - See this and more news on your own Northern Ireland page

Live in England? Record access by 2015 a ‘tall order' - read more news below or look on your own area page

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Publications/articles of interest this month: Information requirements for child health information systems ; NHS IT has chance to be a world leader ; Investigating the prevalence and causes of prescribing errors in general practice ; By definition: Improving data definitions and their use by the NHS ; CSC staff protest at redundancy policy ; Register cuts Weston deaths in hospital ; National evaluation of Department of Health's integrated care pilots ; PM sets out challenges to new nursing forum ; What is the NHS Patient Feedback Challenge? ; Primary Care: Today and Tomorrow - Improving general practice by working differently

e-records this month:

Information Governance: Warning against making IG a ‘black art’ ; First NHS fine issued by ICO Patients Know Best in US trial ; South London has four data 'near misses'

Personal Health records/Personal Health: Summer roll-out for myhealth@QEHB ; Facebook and Twitter liked for health ; Patients law comes into force ; What is the NHS Patient Feedback Challenge? ; Have your say on long term conditions strategy

England: Maudsley launches HealthVault-based PHR ; Brighton signs with Alert for EPR ; North Bristol overspends £1m on Cerner ; Univ Bristol issues Medway details ; Epic win at Cambridge ; Cerner site talks 'too slow' for Taunton ; Cumbria steps up record sharing ; Liverpool first to pick Allscripts EPR ; Integrated care pilots show few benefits

Scotland: Scotland picks Docman for 16 prisons

Wales: Wales to do GP deal by June

Commissioning: 'Metrics, Quality, Measurement and Monitoring' etc this month: Checkpoint 2 takes out more CSSs ; Grant links IT to CCG success ; Audit Commission wants new datasets ; CCGs given 'complete freedom' on support ; Commissioning Support Bulletin

Work in Telephone consultation/telehe alth? NHS Direct to pilot GP appointment app ; Somerset plans 4,000 telehealth users ; Solihull virtual ward tries Air Products; Glocs GPs paid £70 a telehealth patient ; TPP launches NHS 111 module ;

Work in primary care? NHS Herefordshire links GPs with EDT Hub ; HPA systems to spot Olympic bugs ; GP prescribing 'could be improved by IT' ; Out-of-hours comparison tool launched ; 'No silver bullet' for GP IT ; Primary care faces 'app explosion' ; Inhaler training by video game ;

Work in the community? Blackpool's Galaxy quest ; Birmingham looks for community system

Work in child health? DH publishes child health requirements

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