Archived News: August 2008

RCN issues important new e-Health Policy Documents: “Consent to access, share and create eHealth records” and “Nursing content of electronic patient / client records”.

This month's NMC/Regulatory Body Update - The NMC is hosting a debate with the Medical Protection Society and the Patients Association - Blame game: is the balance right between culpability and accountability in healthcare? - and we want to know what you think about this issue. Plus do you want to be part of the new NMC Council? Finally - You have until 21st August to put your views into the DH Consultation on future of NMC - the Royal College of Midwives offers some supportive information regarding midwifery

HPC UPdate: Consultation on standards of education and training and standards of education and training guidance - have your say

Live in Wales? Shared diabetes electronic record is being piloted for Wales and Wales launches new local pathways in Map of Medicine - read more on your very own eNWI page - plus lots about Informing Healthcare

Live in Scotland?New Information Literacy Framework from NHS Education for Scotland: "Better informed for better health and better care: A framework to support improved information use for staff and patients" - Plus see more Scottish news on your own Scotland Page

Live in Northern Ireland?Minister invests over £3million in emergency services in Fermanagh and Tyrone See this and more news on your own Northern Ireland page

Live in England? Be aware of the consultation on The National Health Service Constitution and New leaders for NHS IT whilst Computer deal could save trusts £6.5m - read more news below or look on your own area page

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Interesting articles this month:Swindells says Darzi 50 per cent about information and be aware of the Data Sharing Review whilst BCS suggests NHS managers not committed to informatics whilst there is a Call for information investment in PBC groups and NHS Alliance sets out integrated care framework. Award For Wireless Body Sensor Healthcare Monitor

Conferences: EFMI (European Federation for Medical Informatics - www.efmi.org ) Special Topic Conference: Open Source and Healthcare in Europe - Time for Leading Edge Ideas? London, UK on 9-11 September 2008 and Making Decisions: Choice and Communication at the End of Life London 17th September

Interested in involving clients? the Patient Opinion Website is useful to mention to your clients ( Patient Opinion mashes up NHS Choices) and note a King's Fund Half-day seminar on 27th October 2008 Improving patients' experiences: developing high-quality care also see New website lets patients rate doctors (whilst Doctors complain about rating website). HealthSpace (England) set for big expansion and NHS Choices publishes long term conditions guides. Also NHS Choices launches maternity guide and a New Deal for Carers: Task Force reports and new guidelines: Confidence in caring. Lastly see the Down but not out Age Concern Campaign Report and Marginalised and depressed: Britain’s older people whilst Audit Commission report finds Councils not prepared for ageing population

King’s Fund to run telehealth network

Interested in Social Entreprise opportunities? FREE Social enterprise courses from Entreprenurses CIC (Derbyshire)

e-Records latest this month:
International: European Court fines Finland for data breach
General: RCN issues important new e-Health Policy Documents: “Consent to access, share and create eHealth records” and “Nursing content of electronic patient / client records”. Be aware of the Data Sharing Review because Data Sharing Review has messages for the NHS

Wales: Shared diabetes electronic record is being piloted for Wales
England: The National Information Governance Board is to become a statutory body; Implied consent set to be scrapped for SCR and Switch to ‘permission to access’ on SCR; Milton Keynes' CRS caused 'near melt down'; DH group to look at wider NHS CRS access; HealthSpace set for big expansion; EMIS extends online patient record access

New flexible career path for Allied Health Professionals includes on line tools

Capita wins NHS Choices contract

Interested in Advanced Practice? Scottish government releases interesting document: Supporting the Development of Advanced Nursing Practice and see the very useful AANPE Resources section . Plus don't miss the English consultation findings 'Towards a framework for post-registration nursing careers' plus the key document Framing the nursing and modwifery contribution - the NMC is looking at Pre-Registration education

Work in first contact or primary care? NICE have released new clinical guidelines re Prescribing of antibiotics for self-limiting respiratory tract infections in adults and children in primary care whilst Watchdog chair to get tough on obeying NICE rules

Work with clients with rheumatoid arthritis? The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society is currently running an on-line petition re the recent NICE decision

Work in Primary Care? The HCA Toolkit is now on the RCN website and EMIS extends online patient record access and NHS Choices publishes long term conditions guides. In England GP practices urged to complete GPSoC deals whilst in Scotland Scottish GPs to prescribe telephone therapy. New GPC Guidance Good Medical Practice for General Practitioners. CfH plans to extend practice IT support hours. Also see the Down but not out Age Concern Campaign Report and More than one in 10 primary care nurses lack basic training in CVD

Work in telephone consultation? NHS Direct have released their latest report and NHS Direct says it has no 0845 plans

Interested in healthcare planning and commissioning? See the new on line Health Inequalities Intervention Tool whilst a new report exposes cancer 'post code lottery' and a recent article investigates the communication needs of patients and families at end of life

Care for infants and toddlers in your practice? The Infant & Toddler Forum aims to provide healthcare professionals with practical help and information on infant and toddler nutrition and development and has a new CPD accredited on line learning tool called Open Book - all you need to do is register

Work in a care home? ElderWorld have launched their latest e-learning course designed for care home staff called: The Prevention of falls

Work in Mental Health? Scottish GPs to prescribe telephone therapy. Also see the Down but not out Age Concern Campaign Report and Marginalised and depressed: Britain’s older people - Finally there's the Stigma Shout Report

University students to train on Cerner

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