Archived News: April - May 2010

NMC/Regulatory Update: Updated Advice sheet on Mixing medicines ; Employers of nurses and midwives get new tool to improve patient safety ; New options for becoming a sign-off mentor include interactive use of electronic resources . NMC News - Back Issues

HPC Update: Latest HPC IN Focus

Live in Wales? The big NHS Wales directory - read more on your own eNWI page

Live in Scotland? NHS Scotland picks Ensemble to integrate ; See more Scottish news on your own Scotland Page

Live in Northern Ireland? McGimpsey introduces free prescriptions in Northern Ireland See this and more news on your own Northern Ireland page

Live in England? FoI reveals plans SCR release 2 and PCTs push on with SCR despite DH stop plus SCR evaluation costs £1m - read more news below or look on your own area page

Don't miss the Newsfeed for even more up to date news which is constantly fed in!

Publications of interest this month: FoI reveals plans SCR release 2 ; Collaboration and communication technology at the heart of hospital transformation ; Online or in-line: the future of information and technology in public services ; Records can be used to identify CVD risk ; Scottish Report on out-of-hours healthcare provision in rural areas ; (GMC) Good practice in research and Consent to research ; Study to probe mobile health risk ; Cross-border healthcare and patient mobility

Conferences: Primary Health Care SG Summer Conference, 25/26th May Warwickshire; 'Health and Efficiency – Improving Services in an ‘Era of Austerity’

web sites; Invest in Engagement Site ; Fair Play for Children ; Health in Wales

e-records this month:

Information Governance: FoI reveals plans SCR release 2 ; Inquiry into transplant database errors ; The Information Standard Scheme

International: Slovakia signs €32m e-health deal ; RadiotherapgyGrid aids cancer treatment ;

Personal Health records: Records pledge in Conservative manifesto ; Think-tank calls for self-service NHS ; Online patient engagement tool launched ; Just 752 patients view their SCR online ; Plain launches self-assessment tool ;

Wales: GE wins Wales image sharing contract

England: FoI reveals plans SCR release 2 ; PCTs push on with SCR despite DH stop ; CfH signs £36m McKesson PAS support deal ; SCR evaluation costs £1m ;

Scotland: NHS computer system ; NHS Scotland picks Ensemble to integrate

'Metrics, Quality, Measurement and Monitoring' etc this month: DH commissions 'Darling Dashboard' ; Improve PCT data skills, say MPs ; NHS Benchmarking intermediate care project

Work in telephone consultation/telehealth? Yorks and Humber plans telehealth hub; ; Work needed on NHS 24 - MSPs ; Report on out-of-hours healthcare provision in rural areas ; Integrated care platform from Tunstall ; NHS Direct staff sickness 'unacceptable' ; £4 million investment in telecare

Work in primary/Urgent care? FoI reveals plans SCR release 2 ; EC flags benefits of Notts Cisco network ; Wales to roll out predictive risk tool ; Plain launches self-assessment tool ; NHS Continuing Healthcare Practice Guidance

Work in paediatrics? GOSH entertains children with MEDIVista and Delivering quality imaging services for children

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