Northern Ireland Archived News: 2013

December - January 2014

NMC/Regulatory Update Patient feedback to feature in new public protection measure ; NMC responds to Parliamentary Health Select Committee annual report ; Consultation on revalidation and the revised Code - HAVE YOUR SAY ;Latest NMC Update

(Update on end of life care as Liverpool Care Pathway is phased out and End of Life care co-ordination information standard)

HCPC Update: New Council announced ; Fees to Rise ; Bogus HCPC calls; Fitness to Practice Key Information 2013 ; New edition of HCPC in Focus

£30million funding allocation in January

New data centre facility at South Eastern Trust will improve the patient experience

Northern Ireland’s impact on international healthcare innovation is very much at the forefront

Quality and safety of health and social care services remains a priority


NMC/Regulatory Update; NMC welcomes statement on Francis Inquiry ; NMC makes progress on case backlog ;Latest NMC Update

HCPC Update: Fitness to practise annual report and key information document published ; New edition of HCPC in Focus

Health Minister in talks to forge major link with New York

Help the health service to help you

Non-Exec NMC appointment

NMC/Regulatory Update; NMC welcomes the review of the NHS hospitals complaints system (See the Report ) ; Annual report and accounts and fitness to practise report 2012-2013 ; Latest NMC Update

HCPC Update: Professional indemnity and your registration ; New edition of HCPC in Focus

Northern Ireland’s healthcare challenges are opening up real opportunities for the business world

Health Minister Edwin Poots last night hosted a reception to welcome the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to Northern Ireland and Derry employer event announced

NI trust does bed management with Aura

Innovation is key to transforming our health service

Health Minister promotes Northern Ireland for ‘Connected Health & Life Sciences’ in Boston, USA

Interesting presentation : Standards in Clinical Record Keeping

NMC/Regulatory Update: NMC Council agrees a model of revalidation for nurses and midwives a consultation will follow. Early implementers will revalidate by the end of 2015; Updated Guidance: Raising Concerns ; NMC welcomes the Improving Patient Safety report ; Latest NMC Update

HCPC Update: Introducing a new way to attend Meet the HCPC events ; Memorandum of Understanding between the HCPC and other UK social care regulators ; HCPC In Focus - August 2013 (latest) ;

Of interest: Thousands of doctors to be surveyed about fairness and the GMC and Survey on the impact of medical revalidation

Technology is transforming the way healthcare services are delivered to patients in Northern Ireland

NI does diabetes care with

Bringing care closer to communities is key priority for the health sector

NMC/Regulatory Update:; NMC seeks feedback on professional indemnity insurance information ; NMC formally responds to the Francis Report ; NMC initial response to Camilla Cavendish review ; NMC welcomes government decision on fitness to practise rules ; Latest NMC Update

HCPC Update: HCPC launches fees consultation; Consultation on guidance on professional indemnity cover closes on 2 August 2013 ; HCPC launches fees consultation ; HCPC In Focus - Issue 47 Junel 2013 (latest) ;

Northern Ireland entices Aura

Poots welcomes closer co-operation with Finland on healthcare innovation

eHealth and prosperity at centre of Commissioner visit

Health Minister and RCN agree on nursing priorities for Workforce Plans

NI gets electronic care records

Healthcare innovation key to the growth of our economy

Accurate and accessible patient records will improve the speed, quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery across Northern Ireland

Positioning nursing in a digital world ; RCN eHealth survey 2012 report

NI 2014 The 12th International Congress on Nursing Informatics

April - May

NMC/Regulatory Update:; NMC sets out six priorities to deliver effective regulation ; NMC welcomes the Government’s response to Francis ; Professional indemnity insurance Latest NMC Update

HCPC Update Refresh your CPD Awareness ; HCPC In Focus - Issue 46, April 2013 (latest) ;

New patient records system will benefit every person in Northern Ireland, says Poots

Northern Ireland Electronic Care Record (NIECR)

eHealth and Care; Information for Better Care

Child Protection is a Cross border priority

March 2013
NMC/Regulatory Update:; Three Directors appointed at the Nursing and Midwifery Council ; Nursing and Midwifery Council holds fee level at £100 ; Health Select Committee welcomes NMC progress but urges faster movement ;

HCPC Update; Standards of proficiency consultations closing on 2 April 2013 ; February In Focus (latest)

Leadership and transparency are vital in driving change

Poots updates Assembly on Transforming Your Care

Nurses and midwives have the opportunity to shape change

February 2013
NMC/Regulatory Update:; Nursing council fined £150,000 ; NMC welcomes Francis Report ; Latest NMC Update NOTE: NMC Review is no longer published either in paper or on-line but you can Sign up for Email newsletters

HCPC Update; Research on the standards of conduct, performance and ethics ; Education provider feedback ; Robert Francis QC Report ; February In Focus

GMC issues new prescribing guidance

Academic, clinical and business collaborations are helping to secure better outcomes for patients with cardiac problems

Technology must play a central role in future healthcare delivery in order to contain costs, improve access and enhance the quality of patient care

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NMC/Regulatory Update: NMC introduces processes to improve fitness to practise efficiency ; Updated Midwives rules and standards come into force ; NMC introduces voluntary removal process ; NOTE: NMC Review is no longer published either in paper or on-line but you can Sign up for Email newsletters

HCPC Update Prescribing standards update ; Public Protection Research ; December In Focus

One year after its launch, the remote telemonitoring programme continues to grow and will benefit 20,000 patients by 2018

Mental health app wins NI hack day

Innovation in health is a necessity not a luxury, Poots tells the Assembly

Northern Ireland’s care and support system is coming under increasing pressure, so changes have to be made now to ensure it is sustainable in the future.

Better together: Sharing learning to improve care useful information about learning networks

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