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Early bird rates expire today! Informatics for Health 2017, 24-26 April, Manchester. Register at #IforH2017

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Have you registered for Informatics for Health 2017, 24-26 April?
Early Bird rates expire Fri 24 Feb #IforH2017

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A new National Cyber Security Centre in London to protect the UK against cyber-attacks is to be officially opened by the Queen

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The scientific programme for Informatics for Health 2017, 24-26 April has been launched! For details see #IforH2017 #datasaveslives

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The General Medical Council is issuing new guidance on Confidentiality: good practice in handling patient information, which will take effect from 25 April 2017.
While the principles of the current GMC guidance remain unchanged, it now clarifies:

- The importance of sharing information for direct care, recognising the multi-disciplinary and multi-agency context doctors work in

- The circumstances in which doctors can rely on implied consent to share patient information for direct care

- The significant role that those close to a patient can play in providing support and care, and the importance of acknowledging that role.

The GMC also offers a What’s Changed document.

Read the revised confidentiality guidance at

Source: use MY data

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We are providing up to 20 bursaries to support Farr Institute PhD students attending Informatics for Health 2017 - deadline 6 February. For details visit #IforH2017

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Abstract submission closes today for The UK Administrative Data Research Network
Annual Research Conference, 1-2 June 2017. Details at #ADRN2017

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My Data, My Care: A Report From The Richmond Group of Charities

My data, my care: How better use of data improves health and wellbeing
The Richmond Group of Charities is a coalition of 14 of the leading health and social care organisations in the voluntary sector. They work together as a collective voice to better influence health and care policy and practice, with the aim of improving the lives of the 15 million people with long term conditions they represent.

The Group shares the view that better use of healthcare data can enable individuals to manage their own health more effectively as well as allow the system to provide better healthcare.

The Group’s latest report draws upon real life case studies to show why data is so critical for good healthcare and the tangible benefits which can be gained from its use, demonstrating the huge potential that better use of healthcare data can unlock.

To find out more about The Richmond Group visit:

To read the report visit:

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'Schools Shouldn’t Be Left Alone to Deal with Child Health and Well-being Any Longer ' by Emily Marchant, PhD Researcher, Swansea University.

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Professor Jill Pell Receives CBE for Services to Public Health

Professor Jill Pell, Deputy Director of The Farr Institute’s Scotland Centre and Director of the Institute of Health and Wellbeing at the Universiy of Glasgow, has been recognised in the New Year Honours list, receiving a CBE for services to public health.

Prominent figures in science and technology have been acknowledged in the Queen’s 2017 New Year Honours List, said to be the most diverse and inclusive to date, with more than half of the honours going to women and more ethnic minority appointees than ever before.

From the University of Glasgow, Professor Pell said: “I have been privileged to work with outstanding researchers from a wide range of disciplines in the Institute of Health and Wellbeing and College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, united by a shared vision to improve health and reduce health inequalities in Glasgow and beyond.”‌

Professor Pell has played a leading role in tobacco control and her research into the impact of smoke-free legislation on health was voted the most important research advance by the American Health and Stroke Associations in 2008.

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