Scotland Archived News: 2019

September - November
Regulatory Update

NMC: Principles for good practice issued to protect patients online.; Shaping The Future consultation results ; Our response to the RCN’s campaign on safe and effective staffing for patient care

HCPC Update: New principles for those prescribing remotely; Update on our registration fees ;

Scottish GP practices to benefit from £9m for IT upgrades

Digital nutritional support system goes live in Scottish care homes

Improving Access to Healthcare

Funding for improvements to GP practices

June - August 19

Regulatory Update

NMC: NMC seeks views on future strategy (consultation runs until 16th October 2019) Have your say! ; NMC Survey: Building Trust and Confidence ; Current government's response to Promoting professionalism, reforming regulation; Blog: Person-centred regulation; NMC response to the launch of the NHS Patient Safety Strategy ; NMC Newsletters

HCPC Update: HCPC welcomes the regulation of Physician Associates ; HCPC response to Department of Health consultation on professional regulation reform ; What do you need to do to record your CPD activities? ; Do you have safety concerns?

Recommended read from a professional accountability perspective : AI and the potential liability issues arising from use in a clinical setting

Home blood pressure monitoring

NHS Forth Valley goes live with InterSystems TrakCare

Improving NHS workplace culture

First Minister: We should focus on wellbeing, not just GDP (video of speech available on line)


Regulatory Update

NMC: Defining our new approach to fitness to practise ; What Brexit means for Nursing and Midwifery ; Role differences between nursing associates and nurses ; NMC Newsletters

HCPC Update: New guidance for health professionals on the role of Expert Witness ; New Whistleblowing Policy ; New Threshold Policy for FtP ; Brexit update ; Standards in practice: how to report concerns about safety

NHS Grampian ditches pagers for faster mobile messaging service

New wearables trial allows COPD patients’ to be monitored at home

Smartphone ECG recorder is ‘fives times better at spotting heart problems’

University Hospital Ayr becomes first Scottish hospital with 4K theatre

North of Scotland Care Portal goes live with Orion Health

Three suppliers chosen to supply GP IT software in Scotland

NHS Highland launches VR headsets to help patients prep for MRI scans

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