Scotland Archived News: 2014

November-December 2014
NMC/Regulatory Update: First nurses and midwives to pilot the system of revalidation this spring; New guidelines for nurses, midwives and doctors put honesty at the heart of healthcare (Consultation on Duty of Candour- runs to 5th January) ; NMC responds to publication of Health and Social Care (Safety and Quality) Bill ; Health & Social Care Bill Briefing Note ; Progress of Bill ; Latest NMC Update

HCPC Update: Burstow Commission Report ; New edition of HCPC Education Update; Current (December) In Focus

Technology enabled care - Guidance

NHS staff survey

Pioneering healthcare supported by £1m Scottish Government funding

Auditor General reports on issues raised in audits of NHS accounts

Improving care through integration

Education/Training: Free on-line learning guides: How to Become an Improvement Measure Expert in 60 Minutes and The A to Z of measurement

September - October
NMC/Regulatory Update: First nurses and midwives to pilot the system of revalidation this spring ; Openness and honesty - the professional duty of candour ; Better legislation for better regulation: the case for legislative reform ; Latest NMC Update

HCPC Update: Call for research proposals on newly qualified registrants' preparation for practice ; CPD audit report published; Consultation on Rules for professional indemnity ; Current In Focus

Glasgow works with Emis on child health

Scottish COPD patients United4Health

Increase in health spending

Scotland’s Chief Nursing Officer to step down

Half of Scottish GPs offer online meds

Maudsley Care Pathways for Older Adults and Dementia

Work in Informatics? Free CPD Webinar 29th October

July - August
NMC/Regulatory Update: NMC launches consultation into paying fees by instalments- take part in the consultation (runs to October 3rd) ; NMC response to UNISON, Unite and RCN consultation responses ; Watchdog recognises NMC's progress ; Latest NMC Update

HCPC Update: New requirements for professional indemnity arrangements ; Warning over bogus HCPC calls ; Current In Focus

NHS patients to get pioneering robotically assisted surgery

Scottish board builds shared care record

Scotland aims for £10m telehealth fund

Faster access for patients to new technology

Making Scotland’s NHS even safer

Dental practices to receive life-saving machines

Virtual Dashboards improve patient care

Care Opinion website to pilot

June 2014
NMC/Regulatory Update: NMC seeks first session public commitment from all political parties to “revolutionise” the regulation of healthcare professionals ; Help to shape the future of nursing and midwifery AND Consultation on a draft revised Code and our proposed approach to revalidation - be sure and have YOUR say - runs until 11th August (Part one of the revalidation consultation now closed); Registration services move online ; Subscribe to the NMC Newsletter

HCPC Update: Employer survey on fitness to practise information ; Current In Focus

NHS launches innovation fund

NHS Lanarkshire creates analytics apps

Satisfaction with NHS on the rise

UK’s fastest heart attack treatment

April - May

NMC/Regulatory Update: Help to shape the future of nursing and midwifery AND Consultation on a draft revised Code and our proposed approach to revalidation - be sure and have YOUR say - runs until 11th August ; (Part one of the revalidation consultation now closed); NMC welcomes publication of a Bill that could “revolutionise healthcare regulation” (See Draft Bill ); NMC launch fee consultation. NMC Newsletter

HCPC Update: Education annual report 2013 published ; Revised Guidance on health and character published ; Professional indemnity, an update ; Current In Focus

£2.2m to deploy digital wards and Funding for digital wards

Scotland creates innovation portal

Genomic data project wins cash

Scotland live with 111 and Dial 111 for health advice

NHS 24 delays £27m IT system ;

Independent Review of NHS Continuing Healthcare

Global Gaelic multimedia project launched

Feb - March

NMC/Regulatory Update; NMC to consult on fees ; Professional indemnity arrangement to become legal requirement for registered nurses and midwives ; Consultation on revalidation and the revised Code (closes 31st March)

(Medical Revalidation Update: Revalidation is adding value but there is more to do, report reveals )

HCPC Update: Professionalism in Healthcare Professionals: Have you had the conversation yet? Latest Edition HCPC In Focus

TrakCare across two thirds of Scotland

Delivery of eHealth Strategy 2011-17 Progress Report 2011-13

BT pursues £20m damages in Scotland

Scottish clinicians get KIS via portal

Court lifts suspension on NHS Scotland

Health Minister meets with Scottish and Welsh counterparts

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