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 the advertisement

Are you a student nurse – and would you like to win an iPod?
Take part in the latest RCN on line Survey which is investigating your Pre-Registration e-health learning needs– all who complete the survey will be entered into the draw

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

This month's NMC/Regulatory Body Upda
te;The new Code is available now to read and download. The new Code will come in to effect on the 1st May 2008. Photos and videos from the NMC Code launch are now available to view. Standards for Medicines Management are now available in the form of a CD-Rom and accompanying A5 booklet

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 Northern Ireland? Northern Ireland launches Emergency Care Record - See this and more news on your own Northern Ireland page

Live in Scotland?NHS Scotland rolls out document management Plus see more Scottish news on your own Scotland Page

Live in Wales? Wales seeks ‘urgent approval’ for IHR rollout - read more on your very own eNWI page - plus lots about Informing Healthcare

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

New arrangements to help manage sickness absence and ill health retirement in the NHS.

Electronic Staff Record (England & Wales) ESR set to complete roll-out and NHS Staff Survey results published

Looking for funding to support e-health Developments in Practice which Improve Fundamental Aspects of Care? FONS opportunities until 23rd May

Map of Medicine sold to Hearst Corporation

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:
England: HealthSpace wins clinician vote ;NHS Alliance urges full record access for patients ; Committee backs data protection checks ;New clinical lead expresses support for SCR ;Patient Tsar backs tougher data theft laws ; Richard Jeavons to leave Connecting for Health ; Pharmacists may get access to patient care records : Most GP systems will require security upgrades : Integrated Children's System Evaluation: Summary of Key Findings ; NHS encryption tool now available
Northern Ireland: Northern Ireland launches Emergency Care Record
Wales seeks ‘urgent approval’ for IHR rollout ; My Health OnLine
Scotland: Scotland to pilot new sexual health system

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 Choice

Care 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

Involved in prescribing? Adverse drug reactions cost NHS £2bn ; Europe-wide project to detect drug reactions

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

Interested in cancer, cardiac, diagnostics or stroke services in your role? New NHS web site supports improvements across the entire pathway of care. Breast Cancer Care - new on line video

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.
Are programmes for problem drug-using offenders in the UK supported by the evidence?

Mental Health Helplines Partnership - visit the website and don't miss Football and Mental Health

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), 631–640

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