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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: March-April 2016

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)

Live in Wales? See Clinicians to view patient records using Open Source technology - read more on your own eNWI page;

Live in Scotland? See Health & social care integration due to go live - more Scottish news on your own Scotland Page

Live in Northern Ireland? New Northern Ireland eHealth and Care Strategy See this and more news on your own Northern Ireland page

Live in England?See GP e-consultations get £45 miliion fund - read more news below or look on your own area page

Publications/articles of interest this month; General Practice Forward Review April 16 ; BMA's 'Urgent Prescritption for General Practice' ; Professor Ian Cumming, Chief Executive at Heath Education England responds to GP Forward Review ; Who cares? The future of general practice (Reform) ; RCP: Patient Care: a unified approach ; Cambridge 'Big Bang' reality ; Openness and Transparency Learning from Mistakes League Table ; Digital strategy for connected health and care ; £55M to increase e-referral uptake ; Two HSCIC projects in the frame to win prestigious award ; HSCIC to become NHS Digital

Web Sites and Apps of interest this month; Epilepsy APP wins international award ; Leeds rolls out pain management app ; Google focuses on Health Tech ;New cancer app for health professionals ; 3 million NHS patients benefit from innovation programme

Education/Training/Resources: CPD-Apply North West ; Practical Guide for Healthy Caring

Archived News: Archived News 2003 - 2016

Latest Other News March - April 2016

e-records this month:;

Information Governance: GP IT suppliers agree to standard open APIs ; New figures released on the information choices of patients ; RPS publishes guidance to support pharmacists accessing electronic records ; Usage of social media in healthcare ; NHS Quick Guide to Sharing Information in Urgent and Emergency Care services

Personal Health records/Personal Health: EMIS patient access users can share record ; Surrey and Sussex to use PKB (Patient Knows Best) with 3200 IBD patients ; Skype increases support for diabetic patients; 200K people trained to seek medical advice on line

England: Derby takes ORBIS ; Southern trusts to get £50 for new IT systems ; NPfIT contracts to get further £500 M ; Morecambe sticks with Lorenzo ; Dudley group tenders for EPR ; Nuffield Health to implement Trakcare ; North Tees delays phase 2 of Trakcare ; Sheffield links £12M shortfall to Lorenzo implementation ; Royal Devon in discussion with EPIC ; Peterborough invests in EPR ; EPR implementation led to 'catastrophic loss of confidence' ; GOSH tenders for £50M EPR ; NHS England Digital Maturity Index ; Patient facing integrations with GP systems running late

Scotland: Scotland links Orion clinical portals

Northern Ireland: Ireland details EHR plans

CCG's/Commissioning/Quality Monitoring this month: Stats tool tracks quality improvement

Integrated Services/data this month: Interoperability ; Birmingham rolls out Your Care Connected ; LIncolnshire shares records ; Southwark and Lambeth share records ; Manchester care record adds end of life plans ; Berkshire to share patient records

Work in Telephone consultation/telehealth/? GP e-consultations get £45 miliion fund ; Opensource telehealth kit piloted in NHS ; Health Minister visits Telemonitoring NI Centre ;Experienced Chief Executive appointed at NHS 24

Work in an acute hospital or ambulance service? e-obs reduce cardiac arrests in Scottish hospital ; NHS Quick Guide to Sharing Information in Urgent and Emergency Care services

Work in primary/community care? General Practice Forward View April 16 ; Medway trials smartphone connected hearing device ; EMIS patient access users can share record ; Patient record access: March date likely to be met ; CCG pilotssmartphone to reduce stroke risk ; Patient facing integrations with GP systems running late

Work with children and young people? GOSH tenders for £50M EPR ; Digital child health hub proposed ;

Work in MIdwifery? Five year forward view for maternity care ;

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