Scotland 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

NHS 24 admits IT 'systemic failure'

Future vision for health and social care

Inspectors to get powers to close hospital wards

A modern health workforce

Making health services “fit for the future”

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)

Scotland links Orion clinical portals

e-obs reduce cardiac arrests in Scottish hospital

Digital strategy for connected health and care

Improving access to primary care

Transforming out-of-hours services

Health & social care integration due to go live

New cancer app for health professionals

;Experienced Chief Executive appointed at NHS 24

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)

NHS Fife picks intersystems

NHS safe staffing to be enshrined in law

Taking forward a healthier Scotland

Patient safety improvements

Improving access to primary care

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

Two companies on Scottish £20m EPMA framework

EPR's deployed in Orkney and Shetland

NHS24's consultations could be conducted via web chats as part of new plans

Patient satisfaction continues to rise

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

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