Northern Ireland Archived News: 2016

January-February
NMC/Regulatory Update:
Revalidation microsite is now live ; First nurses and midwives begin their revalidation applications ; NMC moves forward with development of new nurse competencies

HCPC Update: Revised Standards of conduct, performance and ethics effective from 26th January ; Download new Standards ; CPD research on-going ; Current InFocus

Initiatives will develop new technology to improve benefits of medicines – Hamilton

Northern Ireland to benefit from world renowned R&D investment

Hamilton announces biggest investment in general practice training for over 10 years

PAC Report supports need for ambitious Reform of Health and Social Care

March - April
NMC/Regulatory Update
: Revalidation is live ; UK-wide project will focus on professionalism in practice ; NMC response to NAO consultation 'Reducing Regulation': ; NMC response to HEE consultation on Nursing Associate role ; Council approves plans to develop new competencies for nurses entering the profession ; NMC Newsletters

GMC: Shaping the future of medical revalidation – interim report (UMbRELLA Project)

HCPC Update:; Revised standards of conduct, performance and ethics ; Current InFocus (April)

New Northern Ireland eHealth and Care Strategy

Hamilton launches £30million Transformation Fund

Health Minister visits Telemonitoring NI Centre

Health Minister confirms ambitious plans to restructure health and social care

Ireland details EHR plans

Hamilton launches Enhanced Care at Home service

May-June

NMC/Regulatory Update: Revalidation figures released for April 2016 ; Latest on-line Newsletter (May)

HCPC Update: Warning over bogus HCPC calls ; Revised Guidance on Conduct and Ethics for Students; Current InFocus (April)

Extra funding welcome but reform is long-term priority

Functions of the new Department of Health

Events/Education/Training/Resources: Cyber Security Summit London August 25th ; Free on-line course for GPs Respiratory Health in general practice

Events/Education/Training/Resources: Cyber Security Summit London August 25th ; Free on-line course for GPs Respiratory Health in general practice

July-August
NMC/Regulatory Update
: Statement on Scotland legal ruling ; Fee payment by instalment launched ; First Revalidation Report ; Latest NMC Newsletter

HCPC Update: HCPC launches consultation on revised Guidance on returning to practice ; New (June) edition of InFocus

N I nursing home fined over data breach

O’Neill establishes strategic health partnership forum

O’Neill on the frontline with ambulance service staff

Web Sites and Apps of interest this month; App to treat diabetes in trial

Events/Education/Training/Resources: First issue of The Researcher ; Four tools to enhance significant event analysis in primary care

£20M health data project in the North

Manchester hospitals cut cardiac arrests and drive safer care with Patientrack

Bolton delays merger plans

North West Shared Infrastructure Project

Cheshire shares records across 80 organisations

September - October 2016
NMC/Regulatory Update NMC launches consultation into proposed changes to FtP procedures:; Latest NMC Newsletter

RCGP: Debunking the 'myths' around appraisal and revalidation (GP experiences); Nurse revalidation through ESR (Case Study)

HCPC Update: FtP research commissioned; Consultation on revised standards of education ; Consultations on Sociakl Media, CPD and Confidentiality Guidance; New (September) edition of InFocus

Health and Wellbeing 2026 Delivering together

Web Sites and Apps of interest this month; Is your App a medical device? Regulator issues new guidance

Events/Education/Training/Resources: Involving patients in research ; TalkCPR: improving patient-practitioner communication

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