Northern Ireland Archived News: 2009

November - December 2009

NMC/Regulatory Update; Preparing and administering the Pandemrix® vaccine ; Standards for medicines management - please update your copy ; New nursing education standards address the care of people with dementia

GP revalidation scheme calls for patients' views

HPC Update: Influenza pandemic; HPC position statement and general information

New imaging system will provide real benefits for patients

Health Minister commends Trust staff for making a difference

Have you seen NI Direct?

Minister praises O2 for removing roaming charges on calls to the Lifeline Helpline

October

NMC/Regulatory Update; Urgent: return your re-registration documents immediately ; Swine Flu Pandemic NMC Position Statement ; Health Hotel 2009: Patient safety, an election priority? ;

Orion wins Northern Ireland ECR deal

New GMC Confidentiality Guidance for Doctors

TIGER competences updated

Women and midwives gather in Belfast to discuss the future of midwifery

Lifeline provides vital support to people in crisis September
NMC/Regulatory Update; Are you due to re-register in September or October? ; New Student Guidance published ; November edition of NMC News

Delivering Healthcare to the Armed Forces:A Protocol for Ensuring Equitable Access to Health and Social Care Services

N. Ireland Health Minister and CMO Pledge to Develop Strategy on Mental Health Based on New Study

Northern Ireland Reports Second Death Related to Swine Flu

August
NMC/Regulatory Update; Student guidance - available from September ; Contacting the NMC by post during the CWU industrial action: delays to the postal service ; Read the latest NMC News

GMC interactive e-learning site - what do you think of this?

HPC Update: August HPC In Focus

New integrated care pathway and nursing assessment tool launched

Attacks on health and social care staff will not be tolerated

Swine flu guidance issued for schools and parents

July 09
NMC/Regulatory Update; New NMC Record Keeping Guidance; CHRE Reports on Advanced Practice (NMC response to CHRE report re Advance Nurse Practice) ; HealthSpace on line Survey for Clinicians ; NMC Blog talks of Fitness to Practice Guidance for Employers ; NMC to develop practical guidelines for professionals on whistle-blowing ; NMC response to RCN decision on assisted suicide (see RCN neutral on assisted suicide )

HPC Update: HPC advertises for Education and Training Committee Members ; HPC receives positive assurance from the health professions watchdog

eHealth Workshop Presentations

New ICN Tele-nursing Network

Useful Telecare and telehealth articles on the NI Centre for Connected Health web site

People in Northern Ireland who have swine flu will only be given antivirals following an assessment by their GP.

CHRE Reports on Advanced Practice

Have you seen NIDirect?

What do you know about PHR's? Take the 'virtual tour' on the US Veterans My HealtheVet site and read A Research Agenda for Personal Health Records (PHRs) )

June 09
NMC/Regulatory Update for June;
NMC to develop practical guidelines for professionals on whistle-blowing ; Influenza pandemic: NMC position statement and general information ; Confidentiality Advice Sheet updated

HPC Update: New Council for the Health Professions Council appointed ; HPC launch online Continuing Professional Development (CPD) presentation ; June HPC in Focus Newsletter

Health Minister joins 'Wall of Life' campaign

Researchers to develop health IT-equipped clothing for elderly

Health Minister launches new guidance for care of older people

Funding opportunity for nurse-led teams to help develop, implement and evaluate locally focused innovations that improve patient care

May
NMC/Regulatory Update for May; Take part in the survey which asks you to comment on the NMC website .
Plus:Public to influence nursing education through online portal ; NMC on Facebook ; Influenza pandemic: NMC position statement and general information ; Standards for medicines management: evaluation results

£27million investment for two health and wellbeing centres in West Belfast

Live Webinar Thu 28th May 2009“Making Time to Care”

NMC welcomes government report on cross-border health

Swine Influenza

Clean hands vital in fight against infections

April
NMC/Regulatory Update for April: Database mooted for healthcare professionals and see GPs to be revalidated online (Maybe the future for nurses too - see Improvements to the regulation of healthcare professionals) Remind yourself about current NMC Revalidation information

Did you know there are NMC Code Champions right across the UK countries?
Did you know there is draft NMC guidance for nursing and midwifery students?

The RCN is seeking advice re it's website on tele-health and tele-care - take part in the survey

NI GPs report survey concerns

New era for health and social care

Health Minister praises role of regional crisis helpline

Health Minister announces Clostridium difficile leaflet

Virtual Academy for Health Launched - every two weeks a new online discussion with experts on the European healthcare issues that foster the use of ICT for learning, exchange, and collaboration in the healthcare sector is launched

March
RCN is advertising for an eHealth adviser - great opportunity - could be a secondment

NMC Update for March: NEW! Care and respect every time: new guidance for the care of older people ; The NMC invites expressions of interest from parties for the provision of research services on its behalf. Consultation on the new draft Guidance on professional conduct for nursing and midwifery students ; Revalidation - make sure you know what it means

New independent authority will help to check children and vulnerable adults in N. Ireland

Health Minister committed to satellite radiotherapy service

Robinson and McGuinness hold talks with Obama

Silicon Valley set to come to Belfast

Be sure that you know about about the European Centre for Connected Health in Northern Ireland

February
Mobile broadband hot spots set for rural Northern Ireland

Health Minister launches new way of assessing older peoples needs

Services for sufferers of major trauma to be improved

Vulnerable groups to benefit most from spending plans

Minister announces names and identities of new organisations

January 2009

This month's NMC/Regulatory Body Update: New Position statement: remote assessment and prescribing ; Take part in the DoH consultation on safeguarding adults ; Action is needed to improve consistency of maternity services

HPC UPdate: Leeds, Belfast and Edinburgh - new Employer Events!

The Health and Social Care Reform Bill completes its Assembly process

Chief Executives of new Health and Social Care organisations announced

Northern Ireland completes barcode presciptions project

Health Minister leads consultation on delivering the Bamford vision of legislative reform

EHMA Annual Conference 2009:Success in a Changing Market: Innovation, Funding, Communication; 24 – 26 June 2009, Innsbruck, Austria CALL FOR PAPERS EXTENDED

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