Northern Ireland Archived News: 2017

November - December

NMC/Regulatory Update: NMC launches consultation on nursing associate fees (runs until 26th February); Enabling Professionalism videos

HCPC Update: HCPC supports Government proposals for statutory regulation of Physician Associates (PAs) ; Multi-professional framework for advanced clinical practice in England; Latest Infocus (November)

UK WIDE: Have your say!! Promoting professionalism, reforming regulation : Government CONSULTATION (closes 23rd January) on proposals to reform the regulation system in the UK. (See NMC response); (See HCPC response)

Belfast trust green-lights digital tagging system for tracking patient records

Department of Health launches public consultation on medical imaging

NMC/Regulatory Update: Information for nurses and midwives on responding to unexpected incidents or emergencies ; Conflicts of interest joint statement ; Warning that accessing patient records without reason is illegal follows HCA case ; Regulation of Nursing Associates in England: Consultation (England Only - FYI)

RCN Survey: Safe and Effective Staffing: Nursing Against the Odds

HCPC Update: The regulation of medical associate professions in the UK; Consultation; Research To improve understanding of the number and nature of complaints to the HCPC ; HCPC launches consultation on the threshold level of qualification entry to the Register for paramedics; Latest Infocus (September)

Additional £40 Million for Health

New Framework for UK Health and Social Care research launched

HSCB eHealth on YouTube

NMC/Regulatory Update
: NMC announces radical overhaul of nursing education ; NMC and CNOs launch professionalism guide ; Latest email (Feb); Previous emails

GMC info: GMC publishes action plan to improve revalidation

HCPC Update: HCPC releases revised Standards of education and training and guidance ; Updated returning to practise guidance re-launched ; Latest edition of InFocus (May)

Nursing is central to our Health Service

eHealth & Care Strategy (March 2016)

Nursing and Midwifery Task Group - Update

Care of the deceased patient and their family: a guideline for nursing practice in Northern Ireland

Events/Education/Training/Resources; On Line Learning Resource on Homeless Health Nursing

February - April

NMC/Regulatory Update: Revalidation celebrates one year anniversary ; Updated Revalidation Booklet (March 2017) and New Guidance on CPD activities published ; Previous emails

HCPC Update: Take part in our 5-minute web content study ; MyHCPC app - new features released : Latest edition of InFocus

Reforms, Reviews, Consensus; What's in store for healthcare in Northern Ireland?

Health Inequalities Report

Web Sites and Apps of interest this month;Depression self-assessment tool ; New Community Nurses Website ; MyHCPC app

Events/Education/Training/Resources: Right-care scenario: the variation between optimal and sub optimal pathways ;

December - January
NMC/Regulatory Update
: NMC agrees to regulate new Nursing Associate role ; Nursing Associate Overview January Update ; 2nd Quarterly Report on Revalidation; Latest NMC Newsletter

HCPC Update: Revised Guidance on health and character released ; Help the HCPC deliver the online services that you need ; ; Latest (November) edition of InFocus

Medics/GMC : New confidentiality guidance published by the GMC ; Taking Revalidation Forward: Improving the process of revalidation for doctors

NI GP's think demand-led

1970's printers replaced with e-prescribing in Ireland

Consultation on reconfiguring HSC services extended

Appointment of Member to the Board of the Professional Standards Authority

Health Minister launches online GP appointments and repeat prescriptions service

Transformation structure will drive change: O’Neill

Web Sites and Apps of interest this month;New App claims to cut waiting times in A&E ; Smartphone app will help people find the quickest care ; Example of a Repeat Prescription App ; Thrive - apps to help you with your mind; Breathe better, Live better wearable Device ; Monitor for Parkinsons Disease ; HealthMaps Wales ;

Events/Education/Training/Resources: On-line GP service: Case Study slides ; Group Consultation training opportunity (general practice) in the NW of England ; PCC e-learning course on Innovation ; Guide to personal health records: learning from voices of experience

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