Scotland Archived News: 2017



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)

Scotland connects ambulances to satellites for better pre-hospital care

National digital pathology pilot announce

NHS Lanarkshire was left ‘vulnerable’ to WannaCry cyber attack disruptiond for Scotland

NHS Scotland awards Cambio CDS contract

Widening participation to nursing and midwifery

Freedom to speak up for NHS Scotland staff

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)

Scottish SMEs secure contracts with NHS Scotland

NHS Lanarkshire to investigate malware outbreak

Scotland’s Golden Jubilee Hospital goes live with patient portal pilot

NHS professionals across Fife obtain crucial data via TrakCare

Imperial and Edinburgh selected to deliver NHS Digital Academy

Dundee students mix reality with Microsoft HoloLens surgical training apps

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 2030 Vision

Report finds Scotland has ‘unique system for improving patient care’.

NHS Forth Valley saves thousands of pounds by tracking equipment

Scottish parliament asks for opinions on digital health

Scottish NHS health boards escape major cyber disruptions

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

GOSH picks Ardihia Informatics

£6.3m for Scottish Ambulance Service

Scottish investment fund opens in the US

Developing diagnostic and elective capacity

Video technology trialled for premature babies in Scottish hospital -

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 ;

November - January 2017
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

Share your views and shape the future of digital health and care

Developing a 2030 Vision for Nursing – UPDATE

NHS Health Scotland New Website

Scottish Informatics Programme

NHS 24 seeks views to help shape strategy for 2017-22

NHSScotland Event 2017 - Call for Posters

Being Human: A human rights based approach to health and social care

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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