Scotland Archived News: 2012

October - November
NMC/Regulatory Update: NMC Advice on the use of social networking sites ; NMC welcomes new Director of Corporate Services ; NMC accepts Government contribution to public protection ; Care professionals and CQC join forces to launch Speaking Up charter ; How to achieve person centred writing style in care plans (article requires subscription); NOTE: NMC Review is no longer published either in paper or on-line but you can Sign up for Email newsletters

Nurses say commission backs advanced nursing regulation

HCPC Update: HCPC supports the NHS Employers speaking up charter ; iPhone app ; October In Focus

New technology for nurses

Highlands pilot virtual diabetes clinics

NHS 24 takes new approach to telehealth

Scotland gets serious about mobile

Nurse staffing levels

Virtual surgery for doctors

The NHS across Scotland has delivered some of its best ever performance during the past 12 months

£1 billion reinvested in frontline care

Your health, your rights The Charter of Patient Rights and Responsibilities

September 2012

NMC/Regulatory Update: NMC and GMC release joint statement on professional values ; NMC Council votes to put details of nurses and midwives stuck off the register online indefinitely to ensure the protection of the public NOTE: NMC Review is no longer published either in paper or on-line Sign up for Email newsletters

HCPC Update: Education annual report 2011 published ; consultation on service user involvement ; August In Focus

Airedale takes SystmOne EPR

Edinburgh tracks people with dementia

Scotland extends use of ECS

General practice 2022 – a call to action

NHS blunder: Stranger’s details sent in late letter

Interesting Report: Personal Health Records - Putting patients in control?

Interesting Web Sites: On-line Decision Aids ; Healthline Body Maps

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

Scotland's GPASS is no more

Scotland's finances are more Advanced

InterSystems on Trak in Scotland

New device reduces blood loss in surgery

Scotland Praised in International eHealth Study – March 2012

Ambulances are responding to 999 call-outs in record time in Scotland

NMC/Regulatory Update: Latest NMC Review; NMC withdraws professional advice line to focus on core regulatory role ; Making social media work professionally ; NMC consultation on registration fee increase (runs until 24th August) and Unions respond to proposed fee increase; New standards for nursing and midwifery

HPC Update: Regulating ethics and conduct at the Council for Professions Supplementary to 2 Medicine – 1960 to 2002 ; New edition of HPC in Focus

NHS 24 offers appointment reminders

£4 million to improve alternative communication

Glasgow portal extended to community

Scotland at forefront of health innovations

The National Delivery Plan for the Allied Health Professions in Scotland, 2012 - 2015

Patient Safety Programme extended

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

Scotland picks Docman for 16 prisons

Patients law comes into force

NHS to audit waiting times

Healthcare Improvement Scotland and Older people’s care inspection report

Don't forget the eHealth Strategy

NMC/Regulatory Update: New consultation on regulation of health professionals (Read the consultation document); Chair of the NMC to step down ; Have your say on the NMC's equality objectives (consultation ends 1st June) ; Working as a self-employed nurse, midwife or specialist community public health nurse guidance revisited; Latest NMC Review (Winter 2011) - Preview Spring 2012

HPC Update: Professionalism - Have you had the conversation yet? ; Latest In Focus (February 2012)

Scotland Praised in International eHealth Study – March 2012

NHS Scotland has Vision for prisons

GPs renew concerns about NHS 24

Hospital check-in kiosks spark care standard fears


RCN Long Term Conditions Conference and Exhibition: Bringing clinical benefits to your patients through technology 30 March Mayfair London

NMC/Regulatory Update: Terms of reference for NMC strategic review announced ; The Nursing and Midwifery Council (Fitness to Practise) Rules 2004 (SI 2004/1761) ; NMC FtP Guidance Notes; How can social media help nurses communicate with the public? ; Nurses should retain half of seats on new-look council ; Latest NMC Review ;

HPC Update: Promoting your HPC registration ; Latest In Focus

Partnership in NHS Scotland 1999-2011

NHS 24 asked to back computerised CBT

Increased funding for NHS Boards

Student nurse and midwife intake


NMC/Regulatory Update: Warning over bogus NMC emails ; Resignation of Professor Dickon Weir-Hughes ; NMC Review Current Issue

HPC Update: Latest In Focus

£4.6m project aims to understand causes of ageing

Scottish Centre for Telehealth & Telecare

SMART: Scotland

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