Northern Ireland Archived News: 2015

November-December
NMC/Regulatory Update: Nursing associate role offers new route into nursing and NMC responds to announcement of new nursing associate role ; NMC warmly welcomes confirmation that England is ready for revalidation ; Sign up for monthly newsletters

HCPC Update: Promoting your registration ; Report on the first 15 years of the HCPC published ; Consultation sets out proposed amendments to HCPC Rules (runs until 15th January); Current InFocus

Investment in Health and Social Care transformation essential to make services sustainable and world class – Hamilton

All-Ireland Nursing Conference Report

Hamilton announces Improvement Institute and Hamilton outlines ambitious vision for health and social care in Northern Ireland

September-October
NMC/Regulatory Update: Council approves the introduction of Revalidation ; Revalidation Guidance ; Recent NMC Newsletters

HCPC Update: Consultation sets out proposed amendments to HCPC Rules ; Report on the first 15 years of the HCPC published ; New campaign highlights the benefits of promoting your HCPC registration ; Newcastle University contacts registrants as part of CPD research ; Current InFocus

GP-led Care Working Group to be established

Health Minister moves to transform Major Trauma Services

August
NMC/Regulatory Update: Professional Standards Authority: Rethinking Regulation ; NMC response ; Shape of Caring: Review ; Expert advisory group to take forward Shape of Caring recommendations ; Are you revalidation ready? ; Feedback from Revalidation Pilots ; Current Newsletter ; Subscribe to the NMC Newsfeed

HCPC Update: One month left for paramedics to renew ; New registration fee structure now in place ; August In Focus

New era dawns as £150m A&E department opens in Belfast's Royal Victoria Hospital

Better Knowledge, Better Care animations

June-July
NMC/Regulatory Update: Sir Bruce Keogh update on review of professional codes of practice ; RCN response to NMC Revalidation Pilot ; Openness and honesty when things go wrong: the professional duty of candour ; Joint guidance on duty of candour ; Renew NMC on line ; Video introduction to new Code ; Subscribe to the NMC Newsfeed

HCPC Update: Claim tax back on your registration fee ; Latest In Focus

Hamilton welcomes debate on ‘seven day health service’

Innovation and transformation are key drivers to reforming health and social care

April- May
NMC/Regulatory Update: Provisional Revalidation requirements ; Revalidation Guidance and Resources ; Response to the lack of a bill to modernise nursing and midwifery regulation ; Become a fitness to practice panel member ; Upcoming events on the revised code and revalidation ; New guidance to support the new code. ; Register with NMC on-lineKeep informed sign up for the NMC Newsletter ; March 2015 Update (annual publication)

HCPC Update: Online survey asks how registrants promote their HCPC registration ; Outcomes of the consultation on registration fees ; Consultation on Revised Standards of conduct, performance and ethics (runs till 26th June); Revised Fitness to Practice Process ; FtP Flowchart

Health and Social care in Northern Ireland cannot stand still

Integrated care is a priority

Chief Medical Officers Annual Report

Applications open for ICT Training Academy

Minding Your Head Website and Find a mental health organisation website - Minister launches new on line mental health services tool

Bereavement Network Website

Jan-Feb

NMC/Regulatory Update: Revised Code for nurses and midwives (effective March 31st); The freedom to speak up is vital for patient safety and public protection ; Statement welcoming the Government’s response to the Law Commissions’ proposals ; HCPC Update: HCPC response to Department of Health report on Culture change in the NHS ; Revised Fitness to Practise employer referral form ; Funding the PSA ; HCPC In Focus - Issue 57 ; HCPC Research Report: Preventing small problems from becoming big problems in health and social care ; Research with registrants on perceptions and experiences of the CPD standards and audits (runs till Feb 27th); HCPC responds to the UK Government's response to the Law Commission's report on the regulation of Health and Social Care Professionals ; The HCPC launches new app created for registrants

Emis has eye on interoperable records

Report presents opportunity to transform our Health Service to a world leader ; the Donaldson Report

Know the risks of mild brain injury with help of new app

Health Minister, Jim Wells, has visited the Telemonitoring NI Centre to see how technology is helping to support patients to manage their health and social care needs

March
NMC/Regulatory Update: Revised Code for nurses and midwives (effective March 31st);
The NMC has welcomed Robert Francis’s review into whistleblowing in the NHS (also see: Freedom to SpeakUp: Consultation runs until June 4th and Work and wellbeing in the NHS: why staff health matters to patient care ) ; Shape of Caring review ; Keep informed sign up for the NMC Newsletter ; March 2015 Update (annual publication)

HCPC Update: Latest edition of In Focus ;

Ministers launch technology projects which aim to optimise the health benefits of medicines

New proposals to extend prescribing powers to a wider range of healthcare professionals (on-line consultation)

Northern Ireland Health Service Review recommends a technology hub

Web Sites of interest this month: Online mental health services ;

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