Scotland Archived News: 2018

January - March

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

NHS boards to link up health and social care data in Scotland

Scottish health board using analytics to cut mental health waiting times

Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary undergoes revamp

More healthcare staff feel empowered

Online support for eating disorders

Increased funding for Health Boards

The NHS in Scotland turns 70 in 2018

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)

St Andrews team scoops Life Sciences Award for work in antibiotic resistance

NHS Scotland to link all labs through National Pathology Exchange

Getting Scotland CPR ready

Action on diagnostics

Measures to improve NHS performance

Marking 70 Years of the NHS in Scotland

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

NHS Highland has started offering GP appointments by video

Potentially life-saving digital defibrillator map to be piloted

More support for student nurses and midwives

“New deal” for NHS boards

First major trauma centre opens

Patient satisfaction at record high

November - January 2019

NMC: Major milestone reached as nursing associates join health and care workforce in England; Our response to Professional Standards Authority report; New public support service in response to lessons learned review ;Subscribe to NMC Newsletter

HCPC Update: Confidentiality - guidance for Registrants ; The HCPC launches its new Threshold Policy for Fitness to Practise Investigations ; Health and Care Professions Council response to the General Medical Council consultation on the draft ‘Decision making and consent’ guidance; Latest InFocus;

NHS Highland launches VR headsets to help patients prep for MRI scans

NHS Highland expands video consultations to out-patient appointments

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde goes live with Orion Health Medicines

Dedalus named latest supplier for Scotland ePMA framework

NHS Education for Scotland publishes tech guide for healthcare staff

Supporting Scotland’s Workforce - Technology Enabled Care Research Report November 2017

Life Sciences Scotland connects start-ups with NHS health boards


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