Archived News: February 2009

NHS professionals asked to talk technology This is a unique opportunity for clinicians and managers to tell the NHS what technologies have been working for both themselves and their patients

This month's NMC Update: Review of pre-registration nursing education – Phase 2. We are looking for educationalists, practitioners, researchers and lay representatives with a real interest in pre-registration nursing education.
Consultation on the new draft Guidance on professional conduct for nursing and midwifery students
Latest Advice Sheets

HPC UPdate: 8 listening events to be held in the Greater London area during March - sign-up online Plus HPC launches consultation on an amendment to standard five of the Standards for Continuing Professional Development. HPC in Focus

Live in Wales? - New Look Informing Healthcare web site and Informing Healthcare signs up to Personal Information Promise read more on your very own eNWI page

Live in Scotland?See Prescription charges - more Scottish news on your own Scotland Page

Live in Northern Ireland?Health Minister launches new way of assessing older peoples needs - See this and more news on your own Northern Ireland page

Live in England? NLH (soon to become NHS Evidence) latest News ; NHS constitution sets managers a challenge and Contraceptives advice online - read more news below or look on your own area page

Don't miss the Newsfeed for even more up to date news which is constantly fed in!

EHMA Annual Conference 2009: Success in a Changing Market: Innovation, Funding, Communication; 24 - 26 June 2009, Innsbruck, Austria CALL FOR PAPERS EXTENDED

NHS Connecting for Health is to host a conference for clinical educators to promote the importance of using technology and health information to improve patient care. March 18th London

Common Assessment Framework - Consultation

Interested in Social Enterprise? Central Surrey Health, Social Enterprise Open Day March 5th

Interesting articles/publications this month: Nursing record systems: effects on nursing practice and healthcare outcomes; Ken Jarrold on NHS positive thinking in which he talks about Working for a Healthier Tomorrow; E-Bulletin from the National Association for Patient Participation

Full time Health Informatics PhD opportunities at City University

Free Seminar in London March 4th Enhancing end-user adoption of IM&T within the NHS

e-records latest this month:
General: Nursing record systems: effects on nursing practice and healthcare outcomes; BMA calls for exemption on data sharing ; NHS severe computer faults double ;
Wales: Obama should look across the Atlantic for the huge task of computerising the US health records - but not as far as England
; Informing Healthcare signs up to Personal Information Promise ; Extra Pathways for Map of Medicine
England:SCR access widens again and Pharmacists to gain access to Summary Care Record plus patient/client access to records Watch this HealthSpace ; EMIS to be SCR compliant by April ; NHS Stoke on Trent has kicked off the national roll-out of the Summary Care Record,

First day of the PROMs - (Patient Reported Outcome Measures); Guidance on the routine collection of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs)

Work with chilren in your practice? Child health strategy to share information and see the Childrens Society Web Site

Work in primary care? EMIS to be SCR compliant by April ; RCGP Booklet on Addressing Health Inequalities

Are you a Community Matron? See the Community Matrons UK Web Site

Care for clients with long term conditions? NHS Choices web site offers clients and families a guide to long-term conditions and self care

Involved in assessing cardiac risk? See the QRISK2 cardiovascular disease risk calculator ( New QRISK2 for heart disease launched)

Work in mental health? Interesting video-clip with Health Minister Phil Hope talking about 'New Horizons' Project plus have you seen the Outcomes compendium: helping you select the right tools for best mental health care practice in your field ; National Dementia Strategy published

Launch of a new mobile healthcare resource for the NHS

Work in the private sector? See the NHS Confed's new Report: New providers: new solutions


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