Archived News: December 2007
This month's NMC Update: Maintenance and renewal of registration as a specialist community public health nurse ; Take part in the MHRA consultation on what medicines can be sold, supplied or administered by midwives; Advice for nurses and midwives for the administration of Botulinum toxin; and don't forget the two important consultations currently running one into pre-reg nursing education and Towards a framework for post-registration nursing careers: a national consultation
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Live in Northern Ireland? Minister to consult with frontline healthcare staff on draft budget See this and more news see your own Northern Ireland page
Live in England?See Government says no plans to devolve CfH power plus Survey shows waning support for NPfIT and CfH underspent by £828m over three years plus check NHS Connecting for Health - Events Online for anything going on in your area
New Study: Physical Barriers May Be More Effective Than Drugs To Prevent Pandemics; plus read the Healthcare Commission report on the Clostridium Outbreak in Kent and in England Deep cleaning funding announced plus Steam Cleaning due for all ambulances
Be sure and read the RCN's Informatics Update
UK-wide e-records latest for December:
Interested in Commissioning? Conference in March re integrating services: Managing New Realities 2008 and see World Class Commissioning and NHS leading public sector on shared services. Also GP links to PCTs threaten regulation plans
Work with children? Call for Papers for Conference on the Childrens Act
Care for stroke patients? New Health and Social Care Stroke StrategyInterested in EPS? NHS Connecting for Health Evaluation Programme Evaluation of the Electronic Prescription Service in Primary Care plus BMA to attempt to control internet drug sales
Assess pain in older people in your practice? New Guidance plus see People at the end of life and the bereaved to benefit from investment in hospital environments
Interested in Social Entreprise? See conference presentations from Social Enterprise - A World Class Solution?
Interested in Surgery in Primary Care? See 'Perioperative practice under the spotlight'
Work in Mental Health? See Mind's campaign for equal access to justice for people with mental health problems and Dementia patients 'are ignored' Interesting podcasts at the Royal College of Psychiatrists and Child mental health care warning