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Welcome to the e-Health Nurses Network

December 2014 Update: In a new approach now focused mainly on news this Network seeks to keep you up-to-date with the latest UK-wide e-Health related environment in it's widest sense. We have gradually evolved since first starting in 2003 (for history see e-Health Group) and these pages thus offer a fascinating UK-wide source of e-health information covering over 10 years.

This Network is for all of the UK Countries and local regions - whether you live in Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland or England - you will find a local page relevant to you!

Be informed, be involved, be innovative - e-Health is the future!

AIM : "To facilitate professional development through the exploration of e-health and it's impact on patient care within a new collaborative environment"


The eHealth Nurses Network defines e-health as the "The promotion and facilitation of health & well-being with individuals & families and the enhancement of professional practice by the use of information & communication technology".
[adapted from Gott]

e-Health Highlights: September-October 2015

NMC/Regulatory Update: Council approves the introduction of Revalidation ; Revalidation Guidance ; Recent NMC Newsletters

HCPC Update: Consultation sets out proposed amendments to HCPC Rules ; Report on the first 15 years of the HCPC published ; New campaign highlights the benefits of promoting your HCPC registration ; Newcastle University contacts registrants as part of CPD research ; Current InFocus

Live in Wales? See Celts agree IT alliance - read more on your own eNWI page;

Live in Scotland? See Celts agree IT alliance - more Scottish news on your own Scotland Page

Live in Northern Ireland? GP-led Care Working Group to be established - See this and more news on your own Northern Ireland page

Live in England?See Snomed to replace Read codes by 2020 and NHS number use becomes law - read more news below or look on your own area page

Publications/articles of interest this month: NHS e-referral system fails to report ; Mobile video consultations ; Sustainable care pathways guidance ; The Five Year Forward View - one year on ; Accelerated Access REview: Interim Report ; Commissioning Standards: Integrated Urgent Care; Exploring the GP ‘added value’ in commissioning ; Personalised medicine strategy ; Accessing and sharing health records and patient confidentiality

Web Sites and Apps of interest this month; Care and Support at Home ;

Education/Training: How you can use technology to deliver person centred care ; Commissioning for providers elearning course ;

Archived News: Archived News 2003 - 2015

Latest Other News September-October 2015

e-records this month:;

Information Governance: Caldicott: hangs on engagement ; Patient data: not sharing a 'breach' ; Pharmacists demand patient record access ; Pharmacists given access to SCR ; Accessing and sharing health records and patient confidentiality

Personal Health records/Personal Health: Patients will be able to access and interact with their GP record online within 12 months

England: NPfiT transitions high risk ; Dorset to share EPR : English hospital live with InterSystem ; Kelsey: EMRs must be 'fit for purpose' ; Bucks hospitals go digital ; Open sourse EHR live at Taunton ; NME Trusts plan i.PM wrap and replace ; Luton and Dunstable looks at Lorenzo

Wales: Landmark agreement boosts technology collaboration between Wales and Scotland

CCG's/Commissioning/Quality Monitoring this month: Handbook to define 'interoperability' ;

Integrated Services/data this month: Concern at Croydon's two IT systems ; LGA networks barrier to integration ; Patient data: not sharing a 'breach' ; Ripple provides integration support ; Leeds leads on shared records ; Cumbria launches social care referrals ; Integrated health IT system planned

Work in Telephone consultation/telehealth? NHS24 IT system £41 million over budget ; Commissioning Standards: Integrated Urgent Care ; NHS 111 opens new front door to improved urgent care

Work in an acute hospital or ambulance service? Hospital struggles with theatre IT swap ; EMIS helps send emergency patients home ; electronic observations at Southampton ; Hospital App tracks patients ; Sepsis detected early using new technology ; e-obs attack norovirus at Portsmouth ; Walton centre develops e-obs in-house ;

Work in primary/community care? First GPSoC integrations live ; TPP and EMIS integrate ; GP federations share patient records ; East London exchanges health information ; Emis to deliver eConmsult ; Trial of an online GP access service ; New generation of technology for all GP practices in Wales ; My Health Text pilot leads to national roll out ; District Nursing and General Practice Nursing Education and Career Framework Oct 2015 ;

Work in cancer care? Cancer e-prescribing at BMI

Work with children and young people? Dumfries using pastient indentifier tool ; Alder Hey upgrades IT system

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