Archived News: August 2007

AUGUST NMC Update: NMC issues new advice for delegation to non-regulated healthcare staff; Advice Sheet Plus Last chance to have your say on the Code!

HPC Update: August Newsletter now available

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UK-Wide PUBLIC HEALTH SKILLS AND CAREER FRAMEWORK Consultation runs until September 21st - Have your say!

Live in Northern Ireland? Pay Rise for Nurses Gets Go-ahead - See this and more news see your own Northern Ireland page

Live in Scotland?- NHS 24 struggles to cope with rise in calls- Plus see more Scottish news on your own Scotland Page

Live in Wales? - Wales to launch electronic sick notes - all this and more on your very own eNWI page - plus lots about Informing Healthcare

Live in England? See Government refuses independent review of NPfIT Plus always check NHS Connecting for Health - Events Online for anything going on in your area and see Taking The Table-Top Challenge – A National Engagement Tool for Local Use

Take part in an NHS Confederation Survey on the NHS Review and see New minister for patient empowerment, Ann Keen, has called on the NHS and local government to give more people a greater say over local health and social care services and finally BMA Working Party on NHS IT- UK wide Newsletter

Pay is news this month: RCN members vote for a formal ballot on Industrial Action over pay and Information Centre publishes information on NHS Earnings and the Electronic Staff Record and Nurses in England deserve to be paid the same as their Northern Ireland counterparts, their union has said. Whilst in Scotland NHS pay package endorsed - Plus Midwives to be balloted on industrial action and Hospital Travel Cost Consultation Report published

Read the Electronic Staff Record News

Interested in the NHS Common User Interface (CUI)? If so take part in an on-line survey

This month's news in and around e-records etc: SNOMED CT the language of the NHSCare Records Service. New BMA guidance on information disclosure to PCTs ; Nurses unsure whether NHS can deliver EPRs ; Capgemini wins ContactPoint child database contract (England) ; Community staff in Nottingham trial wireless record access ; Demographics Batch Service to replace NSTS ; information about ESCR (England) . NHS Care Records Site (England) ; and finally the Report of the Research Simulations from the UKCRC R&D Advisory Group to Connecting for Health

Armed forces recruit NHS IT systems to boost care in the field

Work in Primary Care? Why not take part in the Information Centre's 2006-7 UK General Practice Workload Survey and see GP e-records show rise in patient visits and see EMIS deal for London on cards and Stockport practice pioneers on line asthma care ; Plus Receptionist call triage system launched and national roll out of GP2GP begins and GP Systems of Choice contracts to be awarded plus Digital TV booking scheme for GPs

PRIMIS+ Annual Conference 2007 – “In Search of Excellence: Quality in the Care Record” Nottingham 30th - 32st October

Are you a Prescriber? See the latest Drug Safety Update ; Prepare for EPS or face losses, pharmacists warned ; Encouraging results from 2D barcoded scripts in Wales

Interested in Practice Based Commissioning? Leeds PCT invest in PBC monitoring software

Are you a Community Nurse? RCN says safety technology needed to protect nurses and Community staff in Nottingham trial wireless record access

Are you a Midwife? Read your latest RCM Newsletter and Leicester upgrades Euroking Maternity System . Also see Safety in maternity conference - presentations, video clips and DVD

Work in A&E? The power of data in A&E and Resus Trolley wins top award

Work with children? New report on Child Growth Standards welcomed,Department of Health to set up pilot study and Capgemini wins ContactPoint child database contract (England). New Report Surgery for Children: delivering a first class service Plus Teenage Pregnancy: Improving Outcomes for Teenage Parents and their Children

Interested in Heart Failure? New Healthcare Commission Report: Improving services for patients with heart failure and See @ The Frontline - News for clinicians from the Healthcare Commission

London's healthcare to change see Framework for Action

New Report on Alcohol Abuse in the English Regions

Work in a GUM Clinic or treat STI's? 2006 UK data available from Health Protection Agency

Have a look at SunSmart - the UK's national skin cancer prevention campaign

Work in Out of Hours? GP out-of-hours complaints soar

Treat head lice in your role? Leaflet released

Care for older people with mental health problems? New Age Concern Report and see Drive to tackle dementia burden See the All The Dementia Info Web Site

Work in Mental Health? New sites chosen for computerised CBT and Internet chat offers new approach in mental health plus Mental health patients to benefit from drive for dignity and respect

Clostridium Dificile Learning Resource and see Psychologists are to investigate what stops NHS staff washing their hands as part of a drive to tackle hospital superbugs in Scotland. plus An NHS trust is set to combat hospital infections by installing loudspeakers to play messages reminding staff to wash their hands. - a Change in Culture is Needed and Finally Almost half of hospital kitchens failing hygiene inspections - Lamb

Interested in telecare? Barriers to telehealth spelt out and note FREE Telecare Event Birmingham 27th September and see Greater Manchester extends ECG telemedicine service ; Details of Preventative Technology Grant Set Out

Interested in Working in Partnership with Patients? One day Learning Event in Birmingham on October 4th

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