Archived News: September 2016 - January 2017

NMC/Regulatory Update NMC launches consultation into proposed changes to FtP procedures:; Latest NMC Newsletter

RCGP: Debunking the 'myths' around appraisal and revalidation (GP experiences); Nurse revalidation through ESR (Case Study)

HCPC Update: FtP research commissioned; Consultation on revised standards of education ; Consultations on Sociakl Media, CPD and Confidentiality Guidance; New (September) edition of InFocus

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

Live in Scotland? See Scotland at forefront of global genomics initiative - more Scottish news on your own Scotland Page

Live in Northern Ireland? Health and Wellbeing 2026 Delivering together See this and more news on your own Northern Ireland page

Live in England?See EPR's top of Road Map wish list - read more news below or look on your own area page

Publications/articles of interest this month; Comparison of physician and computer diagnostic accuracy ; Google Deepmind trial to improve cancer treatment ; Building bridges, breaking barriers; integrated care for older people: CQC Report ; Manchester hospitals cut cardiac arrests and drive safer care with Patientrack ; Scottish health wearable start-up secured £2M ; Using technology to improve health and well being for people with dementia and their carers ; Wearable technology and weight Loss: RCT ; End of life e-records ; Understanding patient flow in hospitals ; Hidden in plain sight: the unmet mental health needs of older people ; How will Brexit impact the NHS?

Web Sites and Apps of interest this month; Is your App a medical device? Regulator issues new guidance

Events/Education/Training/Resources: Involving patients in research ; TalkCPR: improving patient-practitioner communication

e-records this month:;

Information Governance; Opt-outs have been honoured: NHS Digital ; £20M health data project in the North ; Caldicott: future of patient opt-outs a challenge ; campaigners fear care.data plans still live ; NHS hospitals targeted by cyber blackmailers ; Caldicott3 easy to say, hard to do? ; National Cyber Security Centre to help tackle NHS threats ;

Personal Health records/Personal Health: Verify (and Facebook) tested for on-line NHS identity service ;

England: Bolton delays merger plans ; UCL: StrokePad ; Bournemouth & Poole pick JAC for e-prescribing; Wolverhampton merges community and acute PAS ; Cambridge hospital tenders IT contract ; Digital Roadmap: Hampshire and the Isle of Wight ; Wearable technology for epilepsy ; EPR's top of Road Map wish list

Scotland: Extra £500 million for community health services

Wales: Wales invests £11M in NHS devices and security

CCG's/Commissioning/Quality Monitoring this month: Building bridges, breaking barriers; integrated care for older people: CQC Report

Integrated Services/data this month; Building bridges, breaking barriers; integrated care for older people: CQC Report ; North West Shared Infrastructure Project ; Cheshire shares records across 80 organisations

Work in Telephone consultation/telehealth/? NHS24 IT system now 4 years late and 73% over budget ; GP videoconsultations ;

Work in an acute hospital or ambulance service? Manchester hospitals cut cardiac arrests and drive safer care with Patientrack ; Camera tech to replace pule oximeter clip trialled in Fife ; Understanding patient flow in hospitals

Work in primary/community care? QRisk2 in TPP 'fixed' but up to 270,000 patients affected ; DrNow passes inspection amid more scrutiny for health apps ; GP practices to benefit from new surgeries and upgraded clinics in England ; Personal safety when working alone new RCN guidance

NMC/Regulatory Update: NMC agrees to regulate new Nursing Associate role ; Nursing Associate Overview January Update ; 2nd Quarterly Report on Revalidation; Latest NMC Newsletter

HCPC Update: Revised Guidance on health and character released ; Help the HCPC deliver the online services that you need ; ; Latest (November) edition of InFocus

Medics/GMC : New confidentiality guidance published by the GMC ; Taking Revalidation Forward: Improving the process of revalidation for doctors

Live in Wales? SeeSmartphone app will help people find the quickest care - read more on your own eNWI page;

Live in Scotland? See NHS 24 seeks views to help shape strategy for 2017-22 - more Scottish news on your own Scotland Page

Live in Northern Ireland? NI GP's think demand-ledSee this and more news on your own Northern Ireland page

Live in England?See Kings Fund: Priorities for health & social care in 2017 - read more news below or look on your own area page

Publications/articles of interest this month; Sheffield depoying video sign language service ; Improving Access to GP's Second evaluation Report ; Learning, Candour and Accountability new CQC Report ; STP's How are they being developed? Kings Fund Report ; Special Report: Shared Records ; Faulty by design. The state of public service commissioning. Reform Report ; Allied Health Professionals into Action NHS England ; Kings Fund: Priorities for health & social care in 2017 ; Virtual reality knee surgery at Bournemouth University

Web Sites and Apps of interest this month;New App claims to cut waiting times in A&E ; Smartphone app will help people find the quickest care ; Example of a Repeat Prescription App ; Thrive - apps to help you with your mind; Breathe better, Live better wearable Device ; Monitor for Parkinsons Disease ; HealthMaps Wales ;

Events/Education/Training/Resources: On-line GP service: Case Study slides ; Group Consultation training opportunity (general practice) in the NW of England ; PCC e-learning course on Innovation ; Guide to personal health records: learning from voices of experience

e-records this month:;

Information Governance and central data collection: (England: Move to implement patient 'data lake' scheme ; New NHS 'data lake' proposed based on STP's; Shared exchange enhances 100,00 genomes project ; New joint data chief at CQC and NHS Improvement ; NHS Digital sees off patient privacy challenge ; NHS Digital pushes on with new Community Data Set; Digital Roadmaps weak on 'how' ; Mixed digital ambitions for STP's ; £300M needed for London digital investment - STPs ) ; London Trust fends off 19 ransomware attacks in 12 months ; Trojan malware blamed for Barts cyber attack ; Big trust overhauls info strategy to beat cyber attack ; NHS Mail account launches phishing attack ;

Personal Health records/Personal Health: NHS barcode project aimed at improving patient safety ; Opinion piece: Working towards a national consent model ; Guide to personal health records: learning from voices of experience

England: £7M cost blowout predicted ; EPR improvements pull Cambridge out of special measures ; Doncaster & Bassetlaw PAS delays cost £1.1M ; Dudley picks Allscripts EPR in £32M deal ; London Trust criticised by CQC for not using EPR ; East Kent delays Allscripts deployment ; Eight day IT failure at GOSH Critical Care Units ; Gloucetershire goes live with Trakcare ; Another IT crash in North ; New clinical IT framework launched ; Hillingdon Overview ; Clatterbridge Cancer Centre Overview ; Emergency staffing delays EPR deployment ; Salisbury Lorenzo go-live ; Birmingham goes paperless in ICU

CCG's/Commissioning/Quality Monitoring this month: London Trust criticised by CQC for not using EPR

Integrated Services/data this month; West Midlands deploys system for 1.4M child patients ; Transforming care at Airedale ; Obama: Health IT interoperability 'harder than expected' ; Special Report: Shared Records

Work in Telephone consultation/telehealth/? Algorithm to answer 111 enquiries ; NHS 24 seeks views to help shape strategy for 2017-22

Work in an acute hospital or ambulance service? London Ambulance IT down for 5 hours on NYD ; New App claims to cut waiting times in A&E ; £4billion emergency radio syastem 'not yet proven' ; e-discharge stanfards to GP's 'poor' ; £55M to increase e-referral uptake ; Special Report: Shared Records

Work in primary/community care? NHS Digital pushes on with new Community Data Set ; Camera used to monitor ulcers in Wales ; Improving Access to GP's Second evaluation Report ; Another view: Repeat Appointments ; Remote heart failure monitoring ; Special Report: Shared Records ; NI GP's think demand-led

Work in Mental Health? Remote video family therapy trialled in Lincolnshire