Northern Ireland Archived News: 2018

January-March
Regulatory Update

NMC: NMC agrees with Health Committee that more needs to be done to retain our nursing workforce; NMC responds to announcement of review into application of gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare; February Newsletter;

HCPC Update: HCPC welcomes Government proposals to reform healthcare professional regulation ; HCPC statement following urgent review into manslaughter by gross negligence rulings in the NHS ; January Edition of InFocus

GMC response to Government proposals to reform professional regulation

Launch of District Nursing Framework

Launch of Nursing Assistant Resources

Chief Nursing Officer pays tribute to staff and outlines workforce plans

Additional investment of £3.9million for GP services

April-June
Regulatory Update

NMC: NMC responds to Gosport Independent Panel Report ; NMC welcomes lessons learned review into handling of Morecambe Bay cases; Jackie Smith to step down as NMC Chief Executive; Consultation on proposed standards for new nursing associate role (runs until July 2nd ); Overhaul of fitness to practise will support learning culture and enhance patient safety; Sign up for NMC Newsletters

HCPC Update: Independent and supplementary prescribing for paramedics; HCPC and Healthcare Inspectorate Wales sign MoU; Latest InFocus (March)

Gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare. The report of a rapid policy review. June 2018

Department of Health launches Strategic Framework for Imaging Services

£8.8m investment in GP services announced

Celebrating Nurse of the Year as NHS turns 70

July - October
Regulatory Update

NMC: Joint statement on emerging concerns protocol ; Standards of Proficiency for Nursing Associates ; NMC to review handling of Morecambe Bay chronology document ; NMC launches new approach to resolving complaints about nurses and midwives ; NMC Newsletters

HCPC Update: HCPC welcomes the regulation of Physician Associates and Physician Assistants in anaesthesia ; HCPC launches consultation on revised Standards for prescribing ; Regulating education and training: review of our processes and principles ; Emerging Concerns Protocol ; Latest InFocus

Nursing and Midwifery Task Group update by Sir Richard Barnett

Northern Ireland prepares for roll-out of patient portal

Healthcare Hub to transform services for the homeless

New eLearning module launched for Allied Health Professionals

New era in GP care begins

Northern Ireland Paramedics get formal recognition as Allied Health Professionals (AHP)

 

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