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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: August-October 2017

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

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)

Live in Wales? See Welsh Government has announced £5.5 million for digital priorities in Welsh NHS- read more on your own eNWI page;

Live in Scotland? See Scottish SMEs secure contracts with NHS Scotland - more Scottish news on your own Scotland Page

Live in Northern Ireland? Additional £40 Million for Health See this and more news on your own Northern Ireland page

Live in England?See Hunt says technology will create “patient power decade” in NHS and NHS Digital endorses “Every nurse an e-nurse” campaign - read more news below or look on your own area page

Publications/articles of interest this month; The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in UK healthcare should be increased, e-prescribing made mandatory, and researcher access to datasets simplified, a government-commissioned report has suggested. First results due from NICE assessment of digital therapies; Cambridge’s MyChart patient portal has 300+ users ; Trustedoctor allows brain tumour patients access to world leading doctors ; New Book Privacy and Healthcare Data - explores changing concept of ‘privacy’ and ‘patient control’ ; Harnessing Technology for personalised care ; Enabling Providers to develop new care models ; House of Commons Library briefing on NHS sustainability and transformation partnerships and plans ; New bill to improve patient safety (England); Getting into shape: delivering a workforce for integrated care

Web Sites and Apps of interest this month; my mhealth apps to enhance Dorset NHS services ; Mayo Clinic First Aid ; Get to sleep using ASMR ; Peer-to-peer clinical problem-solving app launches ; Apple Watch to now include heart rate alerts ; Personal Health Record App ; London learning centre pilots app to help share vital data

Events/Education/Training/Resources: Priorities for social services in Wales - integration, regional working and the National Dementia Strategy ; Jury's Inn Cardiff 12th December ; Mental health trust trials new AI-powered chatbot ; Imperial and Edinburgh selected to deliver NHS Digital Academy

Archived News: Archived News 2003 - 2017

Latest Other News August - October 2017

e-records this period:;

Information Governance and central data collection: Stronger security focus to be introduced to HIMSS’ digital maturity criteria ; Former NHS employee guilty of snooping on patient records; TPP making changes to SystmOne to address data protection concerns ; ICO warns NHS staff that unlawfully accessing patient records is an offence

Personal Health records/Personal Health: Leeds council develops Person Held Record for locals

Scotland: Scotland’s Golden Jubilee Hospital goes live with patient portal pilot; NHS professionals across Fife obtain crucial data via TrakCare

England: New £10m exemplar initiative for Lorenzo trusts ; 17 NHS trusts to use OpenEHR for 100,000 Genomes Project ; Nottingham to review digital care record due to patient safety concerns ; Cerner “lowered prices, rather a lot,” to get into GDE “game” ; East and North Herts goes live with Lorenzo after WannaCry forces delay ; Royal Devon and Epic remain in discussions three years on ; 18 NHS hospital ‘fast follower’ trusts named ; Royal Devon sues Atos for multi-millions in court case; Leeds and York trust tendering for new electronic patient record;

CCG's/Commissioning/Quality Monitoring this month: Online clinic reactivated following Care Quality Commission suspension ; CQC criticises care records at Isle of Wight

Integrated Services/data this month; Camden integrated care record used by 1,400 staff in 18 months

Work in Telephone consultation/telehealth/? Now GP telehealth service passes CQC inspection

Work in an acute hospital or ambulance service? Chelsea and Westminster to pilot wireless environmental sensors in ICU ;Pre-surgery device helps patients combat stress at a London hospital ; Virtual Fracture Clinic reduces hospital return rates, cuts down unnecessary patient journeys ; PRSB publishes new outpatient letter standards - PRSB Standards ;

Work in primary/community care? Personal Health Record App; Clinical Pharmacists helping to transform the NHS workforce ;

Work in Mental Health? Royals give biggest grant ever to digital mental health scheme ; Mental health trust trials new AI-powered chatbot ; First results due from NICE assessment of digital therapies; Norfolk Recovery Partnership trial new non-invasive drug test technology ; Mental health IT systems frustrate staff and impact patients – CQC ; The future of the mental health workforce

Work with Children and yound people? Pennine Care delays Paris Child Health roll-out

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