Archived News: November-December 2017


NMC/Regulatory Update: NMC launches consultation on nursing associate fees (runs until 26th February); Enabling Professionalism videos

HCPC Update: HCPC supports Government proposals for statutory regulation of Physician Associates (PAs) ; Multi-professional framework for advanced clinical practice in England; Latest Infocus (November)

UK WIDE: Have your say!! Promoting professionalism, reforming regulation : Government CONSULTATION (closes 23rd January) on proposals to reform the regulation system in the UK. (See NMC response); (See HCPC response)

New Framework launched to define the role of Advanced Clinical Practitioners in healthcare (England)

Live in Wales? See NHS Wales Informatics Service Annual Review 2017 - read more on your own eNWI page;

Live in Scotland? See Scotland connects ambulances to satellites for better pre-hospital care - more Scottish news on your own Scotland Page

Live in Northern Ireland? Belfast trust green-lights digital tagging system for tracking patient records See this and more news on your own Northern Ireland page

Live in England?See The Professional Record Standards Body (PRSB) has echoed the call for nurses to have a shared electronic language and Chief nurse calls for the profession to share same electronic language and Building a digital ready workforce - read more news below or look on your own area page

Publications/articles of interest this month; NHS trusts partner for digital healthcare initiative targeting 3m people ; GP online consultations: not the panacea policy makers are hoping for ; University of Salford academic wins international award for services to nursing informatics ; Implantable & Wearable Medical Devices for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ; Enhanced health in care homes: learning from experiences so far ; Inequalities in Later Life ; Behavioral Design Teams: The Next Frontier in Clinical Delivery Innovation? ; Integrated Urgent Care/111 Career/Competency Framework

Web Sites and Apps of interest this month; ZoomDoc GP Access App; Miiskin - Skin checking app ; Bluebird Community Care Team Support App ; Hampton - home monitoring B/P in pregnancy ; WaitLess- find quickest care in A&E/MIU ; GP at Hand (London Trial);

Events/Training/Resources; See NHS Wales Informatics Service Animation for a summary of how digital services are supporting care for NHS staff and patients

e-records this period:;

Information Governance and central data collection: Cybersecurity a leadership issue for NHS Boards, not a tech issue ; Public Account Committee slams NHS for ‘shoddy handling’ of clinical correspondence ; The impact of GDPR on the health sector

England: Universities trial patient record replicator tool ; University Hospitals Southampton links up data from neonatal ICU unit with its EPR ;

CCG's/Commissioning/Quality Monitoring this month: NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands secure multi-million pound contract

Integrated Services/data this month; Orion Health develops integrated digital care record for Doncaster CCG ;

Work in Telephone consultation/telehealth/? GP online consultations: not the panacea policy makers are hoping for ; St Helens and Knowsley readies telehealth trials in bid to demonstrate tech’s potential ; Video calling service to be launched across all care homes in Liverpool ; Emergency motion calls for halt on online consultations ; Telehealth system trialled with cancer patients in Merseyside ;

Work in an acute hospital or ambulance service? Scotland connects ambulances to satellites for better pre-hospital care ; Bolton introduces ‘virtual’ eye clinics to slash appointment times ; CNIO says observations technology is a ‘win-win solution’ ;

Work in primary/community care? ZoomDoc launches crowd-funding campaign to help expand ; Consultant Connect hopes to ease winter pressures on A&E departments ; 15 Steps Challenge - feedback templates

Work in Mental Health? Reducing restrictive interventions in inpatient mental healthcare services ; Online mental health support for young people ;

Work with Children and young people? Hertfordshire trust digitises school immunisation consent process ; Unified system to improve children’s health goes live in South Central ; Standards set on sharing children’s health information ;