Archived News: April 2008
Job opportunity at RCN ! -
Closing date: 19th May 2008. The
RCN are seeking to appoint an e-Health Adviser This is an opportunity
to influence policy and practice in the area of e-Health and to support
and engage nursing staff in it. You will participate in UK government
and international initiatives and build the RCN’s profile in relation
to e-Health issues. See
Do not miss the RCN Information in Nursing Forum’s Fringe
Meeting at Congress – ‘Computer
says No – Are you bothered?’ – This session
will be stimulating, interesting and challenging – and everyone
who attends will stand the chance of walking away with a new MP4 player
Do not miss this
If you live in England this is a consultation that you should be interested in: The future regulation of health and adult social care in England: A consultation on the framework for the registration of health and adult social care providers runs until June 17th - but get in there now. Think about Fitness to Practice
The Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Bill has been enacted it gives effect to the Government's proposals for reform of the local government system in England and for reform of the current arrangements for patient and public involvement in the provision of health and social care services. Explanatory notes - related articles this month include: Choice extended to all hospitals in England and Libraries encouraged to offer Choose and Book
Work in acute care? There's another consultation running on the Competencies for recognising and responding to acutely ill patients in hospital - again - have your say
HPC December Update: HPC launches three month consultation on new fees proposal. ; HPC April Newsletter
Don't miss the Newsfeed for even more up to date news which is constantly fed in!
Live in England? CfH says much done, much yet to come and Bradshaw promises Lorenzo and Millennium by summer - and Swindells quits DH ahead of review publication - read more below or on your own area page
Do you find barriers at work which hold back e-health developments? NICE have published guidance'How to Change Practice' which might be useful
Looking for funding to support e-health Developments in Practice which Improve Fundamental Aspects of Care? FONS opportunities until 23rd May
13th May London: How can technology transform the patients' experience of the NHS?
Do not miss this new work: The impact of e-Health on the Quality & Safety of Healthcare
e-records - latest this month:
Work in Accident & Emergency? The RCN is conducting an on-line Survey on the 4 Hour Target - The survey is very short and will only take about 5 minutes to complete - Have your say!
Work in Primary Care? GP2GP reaches 100,000 transfers , Electronic fit notes could replace sick notes , GPs not getting promised IT funds ; NHS Tayside launches video GP trial ; Most GP systems will require security upgrades ; Six thousand practices switch to Systems of ChoiceCare for clients with Long Term Conditions? Take part in this RCN on-line Poll around the use of telehealth and see this EHTEL Sustainable telemedicine Briefing Paper
Care for children and young people? Integrated Children's System Evaluation: Summary of Key Findings plus read the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Review
Involved in Commissioning? Humana launches commissioning simulator tool; Many practices still rate PBC data as poor plus There has been a rise in the number of practices commissioning new services through PBC
New Report from the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health: Making Recovery a Reality
Work in the Prison Service or with drug-dependent offenders? New Report
Reducing Drug Use, Reducing Reoffending.
Work in telephone consultation? Upgrades to core software slowed NHS Direct; NHS Direct reports lower calls, higher web traffic See this newly published work based on NHS Direct Wales: SNOOKS H.A., WILLIAMS A.M., GRIFFITHS L.J., PECONI J., RANCE J., SNELGROVE S. , SARANGI S., WAINWRIGHT P. & CHEUNG W.-Y. (2008) Real nursing? The development of telenursing. Journal of Advanced Nursing 61(6), 631640