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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: November-December 2015

NMC/Regulatory Update: Nursing associate role offers new route into nursing and NMC responds to announcement of new nursing associate role ; NMC warmly welcomes confirmation that England is ready for revalidation ; Sign up for monthly newsletters

HCPC Update: Promoting your registration ; Report on the first 15 years of the HCPC published ; Consultation sets out proposed amendments to HCPC Rules (runs until 15th January); Current InFocus

Live in Wales? See Informed Health and care - a digital health and social care strategy for Wales - read more on your own eNWI page;

Live in Scotland? See NHS24 abandons 'challenging' IT system - more Scottish news on your own Scotland Page

Live in Northern Ireland? - See this and more news on your own Northern Ireland page

Live in England?See READ codes are to be phased out - read more news below or look on your own area page

Publications/articles of interest this month: Informed Health and care - a digital health and social care strategy for Wales ; Health technology helps durng floods ; Ireland races to implement health IT ; Embedding clinical decision support in the electronic health record: best practice and lessons learned ; England's productivity plan an 'educated guess' ; England's NHS IT needs 8 billion: McKinsey ; Computerised cognitive behaviour therapy (cCBT) as treatment for depression in primary care ; Digital doctor to review NHS technology ;

Web Sites and Apps of interest this month; Dating app encourages organ donation ; Survey questions the future of health apps ; app-up this winter ; New Health Careers website ; RCGP Supporting Federations Learning Network ; Open public services network: mental health ; Care Design 2016 Community

Education/Training/Resources: Person centred care resource centre ; FREE Better Care learning and success-sharing events (across England regions in 2016); A practical guide to self management support (LTC's) ; RCGP Consequences of cancer toolkit

Archived News: Archived News 2003 - 2015

Latest Other News November-December 2015

e-records this month:;

Information Governance: Patient opt outs actioned by January ; Using safety standards in IT implementations ;

Personal Health records/Personal Health: 10m patients book to see GP on line ; Axed patient feedback system cost 1.2m ; Lives 'ruined' by lack of data ;

England: Lorenzo live at Warrington ; Milton Keynes expands EPR sharing ; Royal Berks sticks with Millenium ; NPfIT in mental health & community services ; North Bristol live with Lorenzo ; SmartCare delayed until spring 2016 ; hospital stops record scanning ; READ codes are to be phased out ; MOD extends CGI contract ; SCR's GPs add info

Wales: New national system connects GPs with pathology and radiology results ;

CCG's/Commissioning/Quality Monitoring this month: Harlow must improve information

Integrated Services/data this month: Informed Health and care - a digital health and social care strategy for Wales ; Leeds pilots network integration ; 89 footprints on NHS digital plan ; IT system integration - Yorks ; Code4health interoperability site launched ; Dorset plans £20m shared record scheme ; Care Design 2016 Community

Work in Telephone consultation/telehealth? NHS24 abandons 'challenging' IT system ; Demand for GP e-consultations 'low' ; NHS 24 £117m IT crashes on go-live ; mobile video consultations ; NHS 111 survey reveals callers pleased with the service ;

Work in an acute hospital or ambulance service? Southampton chooses iMDsoft for e-obs

Work in primary/community care? GP's in NME stick with SystmOne ; 10m patients book to see GP on line ; GP suppliers working on access target ; READ codes are to be phased out ; First GPSoC integrations live ; SCR's GPs add info ; The Value of the District Nurse Specialist Practitioner Qualification ; RCGP launches on line learning network ; Appointment rate improves with new texting service ; Scotland first to abolish bureaucratic system of GP payments

Work in cancer care? Cancer cash crisis - counting the cost of care beyond treatment ; RCGP Consequences of cancer toolkit

Work with children and young people? Formula 1 technology monitors sick children ; Single child health system for Birmingham

Work in mental health? Trust trials e-prescribing system ; Doubt cast on value of computerised CBT ; £1m learning disability care project ; Getting the message on mental health; from public data to public information

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