Northern Ireland Archived News: 2011

Nov - Dec 2011

NMC/Regulatory Update: Rules will give registrants clarity over delegation ; Revalidation feedback being analysed ; Latest NMC Reviews ;

HPC Update: HPC Chair provides evidence to Commons Health Committee ; Latest edition of HPC In Focus

Poots launches £18m state-of-the-art Telemonitoring NI service

Technology can empower the patient and power the economy

Minister launches consultation on shared service in health and social care Last month contracts for new shared services IT systems were awarded that will contribute to savings of over £100million over the next decade

Glengormley man fined for internet sales of unlicensed prescription-only medicines

Health Minister sees cutting edge diagnostic technology at Randox Laboratories

New technologies benefit both the patient and the economy

Sept - Oct 2011
NMC/Regulatory Update: NMC welcomes new Director of Registrations ; New procedures for reviewing fitness to practise referrals ;FtP Fact Sheet ; Refresh of Prep handbook

HPC Update: Latest edition of HPC In Focus

JAC wins Northern Ireland e-prescribing

Poots welcomes robotic dispensing at Belfast City Hospital

BCS Health to develop CCIO job guide

Patients must be involved in health and social care decisions – Poots

August 2011

NMC/Regulatory Update: NMC emphasises vital role of employers in public protection ; Supervisors could assess nurses as part of regulatory shake-up ; Care is priority, not costs; Latest NMC Review Magazine available on line

HPC Update: Latest In Focus ; Health Professions Council (HPC) launches new free iPhone app

New base in Scotland for the NMC is also the base for the Assistant Director for Northern Ireland Affairs.

New imaging systems will provide real benefits for patients

The Advanced Nursing Practice Toolkit has been re-launched and is a UK wide repository for consistent, credible and helpful resources relating to advanced practice

Poots publishes details of Health and Social Care Review

Portadown Health and Care Centre model the way forward

July 2011
NMC/Regulatory Update: Advice by topic ; Sign up for fortnightly NMC Newsletter ;

HPC Update: Updating the 'Guidance on health and character' ; On line registration renewal Current In Focus. Understanding HPC Fitness to Practice Hearings

Health Minister's Address to the annual CNO Conference

Vision for health and social care in Northern Ireland

Nurses are ideally placed to develop new and innovative ways of delivering care

Health Minister launches consultation in Advocacy Services

Does clinical coordination improve quality and save money?

May - June

NMC/Regulatory Update: NMC backs government safeguarding adults plans ; The code and patient choice

HPC Update: HPC responds to The Munro Review of Child Protection. Current In Focus

Making nursing visible Valuing our contribution to high quality patient-centred care

Bridging Research in Ageing and ICT Development

EU directive on cross-border healthcare: key points for commissioners

New health minister ready for the challenge ahead

Interesting DIPEX web site Shared decision making

April - May
NMC/Regulatory Update: NMC Review is now available to read online ; Useful FAQs on FtP Hearings

From DH/RCGP/BMA: The Good Practice Guidelines for GP electronic patient records v4 (2011) and see Doctors criticise appraisal data and IT

HPC Update: Consultation on updating the Guidance on health and character launched ; Anna van der Gaag re-appointed as Chair for four more years ; No fee increase at the Health Professions Council ; Current In Focus

Northern Ireland commissions telehealth services

Reshaping the System

March - April 2011

NMC/Regulatory Update: Plans to revise guidance on record keeping ; Diane Abbott MP urges regulation of advanced nurse practitioners

Interesting GMC Consultation on Good Management Practice: guidance for all doctors

HPC Update: HPC launches new information about its fitness to practise processes;
HPC's response to command Paper 'Enabling Excellence' ; Current In Focus

TF3 wins £18m NI telehealth deal

Health Minister Michael McGimpsey today welcomed a new contract to bring remote monitoring technology to patients in their own homes.

Consultation the draft Long Term Conditions Policy Framework for Adults in Northern Ireland.

Safe internet use vital

C-TRIC Launches Bio-Entrepreneur Programme 2011

EP votes for EU directive on cross-border healthcare

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