Archived News: December 2008

Professional Regulation and Patient Safety Programme, Principles for revalidation
This month's NMC/Regulatory Body Update: Maintaining your registration over the Christmas period ; NMC Position statement: remote assessment and prescribing ; FtP are moving to a new location; New guidance for the care of older people

HPC UPdate:New Employer Events UK-wide during February-March 09; HPC in Focus - December Issue available now; Dietitian, nutritionist, food advisor, do you know the difference?

Live in Wales? New Caldicott Manual for Wales - read more on your very own eNWI page - plus lots about Informing Healthcare

Live in Scotland? ISD Scotland publish their Community Nurses Census- Plus see more Scottish news on your own Scotland Page

Live in Northern Ireland? £63million funding boost for Southern Health and Social Care Trust See this and more news on your own Northern Ireland page

Live in England?Be aware - New Operating Framework out which stresses savings and Darzi (plus What the operating framework means for PCTs, providers and SHAs ) and has an Informatics Planning 09-10 document which goes with it whilst IT underpins NHS reform in Queen’s speech - read more news below or look on your own area page and Public Health conference (London, February 12th) to be joint hosted

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Live in England and interested in commissioning or setting up your own services? Information is KEY and lots happening:
Local health communities have been instructed to move towards “information-led rather than service-led planning” and to create new structures to plan and deliver the IT needed to do it. Plus
Kings Fund publishes report on Commissioning and Behaviour Change and New social enterprises in the health sector will be offered uncontested contracts for up to three years. - if you're interested in Social Enterprise options be clear about the Right to Request. If you're involved in PBC see Data identified as key factor in PBC failure meanwhile PBC satisfaction improves . Watchdog calls for safety culture - suggesting that the Care Quality Commission should focus on measuring the safety and quality of care, outcomes and patients’ experiences. Finally the National Library for Health has launched a Specialist Commissioning Library

Great new 'health experience' web sites (were DIPEX): Health Talk Online and Youth HealthTalk

New CKS topics this month Breast screening;CVD risk assessment and management;Diabetes Type 2;Feverish children - management;Lipid modification - CVD prevention;Migraine;Neuropathic pain - adjunct drugs; Tennis elbow

ACENDIO October NEWSLETTER; EU countries urged to embrace telemedicine

PRIMIS+ moves to NHS Information Centre

Electronic fit notes to replace sick notes - this is related to Improving health and work: changing lives
The Government's Response to Dame Carol Black's Review of the health of Britain's working-age population and in some form is likely to be UK wide

An Apple A Day Helps Keep You Fit

New Health services Research Programme Web Site

e-records this month:
General:Towards consensus for best practice: Use of patient records for research in general practice and Cayton stakes claim to independence of NIGB plus - interesting article: Patient Accessible Electronic Health Records: Exploring Recommendations for Successful Implementation Strategies
England: Keogh promotes use of the NHS Number;
PRIMIS+ has set up an online discussion board to raise awareness of common issues and publicise best practice amongst those using shared records. Plus GPs say lack of discharge data puts patients at risk and CfH condemns smartcard sharing. Health check highlights record keeping issues ; Consent to view to get first test ;Information Centre checks GP Choices details ; Leap forward in ease of use of Summary Care Record
Scotland: Journalists warned of possible ECS breach

Work in primary care?MPs call for overhaul of quality framework and Value of QoF to decline under new deal (GMS Contract changes) plusTPP launches SystmOnline self-service. Whilst Vision 4 looks further off and finally The World Health Report 2008 Primary Health Care – Now More Than Ever

Work with children? Alarm raised over Integrated Children's System

An example of how speech recognition could transform the time and energy spent recording our care? Healthcare Speech Understanding Application For Apple Iphone - "The company’s core product...turns clinical dictation directly into structured and encoded clinical documents".

Involved in out of hours or urgent care?SCR integrated into Adastra

CPD opportunity - sign up for free access next year: Effective Care - Effective Communication: Living and Dying with COPD

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