Archived News: February 2008

This month's NMC/Regulatory Body Update: Nurse cautioned over threats to patient ; The NMC asked: you responded - re Pre-Reg Education and NMC comends Healthcare Commission's Maternity Services Review and Lay Fitness to Practice Panellists latest

Also be aware of Safer management of controlled drugs: changes to record keeping requirements (England only). Plus GMC launches Consultation on Confidentiality - Protecting and Providing Information and New arrangements for clinical audit

HPC December Update: February Newsletter on line and UK wide Employer Events
Work in the Ambulance Service? New Ambulance Service Network launched

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Live in Northern Ireland? Adastra offers e-prescribing to N Ireland customers. See this and more news on your own Northern Ireland page

Live in Scotland?Aberdeen A+E pilots video booths Plus see more Scottish news on your own Scotland Page

Live in Wales?- Wales begins pilots of e-referrals - more on your very own eNWI page - plus lots about Informing Healthcare

Live in England?Granger era ends as DG leaves CfH and New direction promised on NHS information strategy Plus Full Lorenzo benefits expected 2012 and NHS Comparators allows 18-week wait measuring plus Subscribe to the Connecting for Health e-Bulletin -

And remember have your say on the Lord Darzi review Our NHS, Our Future - open until 15th February - so Hurry!

Interesting Kings Fund Report: Governing the NHS - alternatives to an Independent Board

Work with any clients with Military PTSD? New Web Site

Best practice guidance for joint working between the NHS and the pharmaceutical industry

Gene analysis site launches in Europe

Virtual pregnancy helps train midwives


e-records latest:
Germany: German doctors say no to centrally stored patient records
England: Suspended doctor wins apology over shared record ; System C Healthcare acquires Care Records.
Cerner to integrate BNF into Millennium. Privacy fear over NHS card loss plus Thousands of 'smartcards' giving NHS staff access to confidential patient records have disappeared. Medics sceptical about government data security. ISPs could do better on data quality. GP's video encourages patients to access records. Reassurance over lost NHS records

See the RCN Web Pages on Information Governance and CFH replaces ECDL

Interested in Monitoring Clients in their own homes? Docobo make multi-user version of telehealth device Plus see Evidence gap on telehealth needs to be filled and Mobile monitoring system developed for carers

Work in the Community? QNI has launched a new Campaign: ' Nursing N°1 - encouraging you to spend as much time on your own health and wellbeing as you do on your patients’ and Government orders review of Social Care eligibility rules

Work in Operating Theatres? Eighty trusts sign up to ‘scan and save’

Work in Primary Care? GPSoC prices published and System user groups launch GP choice campaign. Over 40 per cent of practices say PBC data poor . Nottingham University to evaluate EPS and also Pathology ordering Primary care order comms pilots announced . And The CFH Pathology Messaging Web site

Interested in Practice Based Commissioning? New GP Practice Survey 18-01-08

General Practice phone numbers questioned: Practices use of 0844 numbers to be investigated

Work with the elderly? Improving Services and Support for People with Dementia new PAC report 24th January 2008 Conclusions and recommendations

Choose and Book to list private hospitals

Millions have difficulties accessing an NHS Dentist - call NHS Direct

Work with young children with chronic sickness? New Web Site

NHS Employers: Review of Unsocial Hours Payments

Questions remain over UK organisations’ ability to cope in uncertain times (including failed IT projects) but e-health is key in strategictechnological future says Report

Cerner Ireland opens in Dublin

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