Northern Ireland Archived News: 2014

November - December

NMC/Regulatory Update: First nurses and midwives to pilot the system of revalidation this spring; New guidelines for nurses, midwives and doctors put honesty at the heart of healthcare (Consultation on Duty of Candour- runs to 5th January) ; NMC responds to publication of Health and Social Care (Safety and Quality) Bill ; Health & Social Care Bill Briefing Note ; Progress of Bill ; Latest NMC Update

HCPC Update: Burstow Commission Report ; New edition of HCPC Education Update; Current (December) In Focus

Health Minister announces new model for delivery of Paediatric Congenital Cardiac Services

Targeted care

HSC needs to work proactively with industry to find more modern, creative approaches – Wells

The Health Survey Northern Ireland

Allied health professionals have key role to play in transforming health service

Education/Training: Free on-line learning guides: How to Become an Improvement Measure Expert in 60 Minutes and The A to Z of measurement

September - October
NMC/Regulatory Update: First nurses and midwives to pilot the system of revalidation this spring ; Openness and honesty - the professional duty of candour ; Better legislation for better regulation: the case for legislative reform ; Latest NMC Update

HCPC Update: Call for research proposals on newly qualified registrants' preparation for practice ; CPD audit report published; Consultation on Rules for professional indemnity ; Current In Focus

New NSPCC Helpline

NI leads EU health and care tech project

Northern Ireland consults on IT strategy - Consultation Document- online survey

Consultation begins on eHealth and Care strategy

DHSSPS adds new statistical information section to its website

NI chooses HP for £100m framework

Maudsley Care Pathways for Older Adults and Dementia

Health Minister launches new Regional Mental Health Care Pathway

Work in Informatics? Free CPD Webinar 29th October

July - August
NMC/Regulatory Update:
NMC launches consultation into paying fees by instalments- take part in the consultation (runs to October 3rd) ; NMC response to UNISON, Unite and RCN consultation responses ; Watchdog recognises NMC's progress ; Latest NMC Update

HCPC Update: New requirements for professional indemnity arrangements ; Warning over bogus HCPC calls ; Current In Focus

Health Minister to attend demonstration of wearable bionic robot

Consultation launched on use of information for secondary purposes - take part in the consultation at Caring for you and your information (runs until October 10th)

June
NMC/Regulatory Update: NMC seeks first session public commitment from all political parties to “revolutionise” the regulation of healthcare professionals ; Help to shape the future of nursing and midwifery AND Consultation on a draft revised Code and our proposed approach to revalidation - be sure and have YOUR say - runs until 11th August (Part one of the revalidation consultation now closed); Registration services move online ; Subscribe to the NMC Newsletter

HCPC Update: Employer survey on fitness to practise information ; Current In Focus

New service will improve sharing of patient information

Embracing technology has real benefits for patients

Making Life Better: Monitoring the Wider Social Determinants of Health & Wellbeing – Key Indicators and Baselines report

Health Minister launches interactive defibrillator map website

Poots commits to significant investment in nursing

April - May

NMC/Regulatory Update: Help to shape the future of nursing and midwifery AND Consultation on a draft revised Code and our proposed approach to revalidation - be sure and have YOUR say - runs until 11th August ; (Part one of the revalidation consultation now closed); NMC welcomes publication of a Bill that could “revolutionise healthcare regulation” (See Draft Bill ); NMC launch fee consultation. NMC Newsletter

HCPC Update: Education annual report 2013 published ; Revised Guidance on health and character published ; Professional indemnity, an update ; Current In Focus

NEW Regional Supervision Policy for Allied Health Professionals

Let’s hear it for the nurse – a message from the Health Minister

UK-wide report shows Northern Ireland’s health system has made significant improvements

Poots announces actions to promote quality and good governance across Health and Social Care

Health Minister opens new Quality, Improvement and Innovation Centre (QIIC) at the Ulster Hospital

February - March
NMC/Regulatory Update; NMC to consult on fees ; Professional indemnity arrangement to become legal requirement for registered nurses and midwives ; Consultation on revalidation and the revised Code (closes 31st March)

(Medical Revalidation Update: Revalidation is adding value but there is more to do, report reveals )

HCPC Update: Professionalism in Healthcare Professionals: Have you had the conversation yet? Latest Edition HCPC In Focus

Pharmacy has a key role to play in transforming health service

Poots welcomes the findings of Health Survey

Health Survey Northern Ireland 2012/13

Health Minister meets with Scottish and Welsh counterparts

Health Minister launches two software systems

Poots updates Assembly on progress in Transforming Your Care

Connected and Mobile Health will deliver for patients and our economy

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