Archived News: May - June 2011

NMC/Regulatory Update: NMC backs government safeguarding adults plans ; The code and patient choice

HPC Update: HPC responds to The Munro Review of Child Protection. Current In Focus

Live in Wales? Welsh Clinical Portal goes live in Gwent - read more on your own eNWI page

Live in Scotland? Draft eHealth Strategy 2011-2017 out for consultation - more Scottish news on your own Scotland Page

Live in Northern Ireland? New health minister ready for the challenge ahead - See this and more news on your own Northern Ireland page

Live in England? NAO says NPfIT is not value for money and NPfIT contracts face further scrutiny plus New body will lead NHS IT - read more news below or look on your own area page

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Publications/articles of interest this month: Making nursing visible Valuing our contribution to high quality patient-centred care ; The National Programme for IT in the NHS: an update on the delivery of detailed care records systems ; Costing care pathways: Understanding the cost of the diabetes care pathway  ; Connelly: NHS needs 'plug in' apps ; Electronic paths through NICE guidance ; NHS Number Guidance for GP Practices V1 ; Bridging Research in Ageing and ICT Development ; Comparative case studies of health reform in England ; Capacity, care planning and advance care planning in life limiting illness ; Transforming our health care system ; Evaluation of nurse and pharmacist independent prescribing in England - key findings and executive summary ; New report highlights need for clinicians to improve the quality of their hospital data

Web Pages: Patients know best; Shared decision making

e-records this month:

Information Governance: Data concerns must be addressed - PHCSG ; RCGP fuels health bill concerns ; Trusts miss pseudonymisation target ; GPs advised: do IG Toolkit

Personal Health records/Personal Health: Lansley sees PROMS tracker at RNOH ; Patients Know Best ; Shared decision making ; Working with patients and members of the public: Current practice and future plans ; Helping people help themselves

Wales: Myrddin system extends to Swansea

England: ITK 2.0 due in July ; Prison health IT roll out complete ; Gutteridge calls for 50m SCRs , UH Bristol picks Medway for EPR ; South Devon signs Patients Know Best

'Metrics, Quality, Measurement and Monitoring', Commissioning etc this month: Data blamed for non-progress in costing , Consortia should build commissioning IT ; Lansley sees PROMS tracker at RNOH ; Electronic paths through NICE guidance ;Ipswich trials Autonomy decision support ; UnitedHealth quits GP provision ; Transforming our health care system ;

Work in Telephone consultation/telehealth? NHS Direct hopes to access SCR ; Healthcare at Home to use IntefleCS ; Shared decision making ; Bridging Research in Ageing and ICT Development

Work with children? Munro review calls for new ICT systems ; new RCN Standards

Work in primary care? Homerton improves GP test access ; PCTI completes Croydon roll-out ; GPs advised: do IG Toolkit ; E-discharge 'increases drug errors' ; TPP texts cut DNAs among students ; NHS Number Guidance for GP Practices V1 ; Immunisation against infectious diseases: The Green Book

Work in the community? Shared decision making

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