Archived News: January 2009

This month's NMC/Regulatory Body Update: New Position statement: remote assessment and prescribing ; Take part in the DoH consultation on safeguarding adults ; Action is needed to improve consistency of maternity services

HPC UPdate: Leeds, Belfast and Edinburgh - new Employer Events!

Live in Wales? Welsh health minister Edwina Hart has approved the outline business case for the roll out of the Individual Health Record across Wales and New demographics services for Wales - read more on your very own eNWI page - plus lots about Informing Healthcare

Live in Scotland? Medical help for Gaza - Plus see more Scottish news on your own Scotland Page

Live in Northern Ireland?Northern Ireland completes barcode presciptions project - See this and more news on your own Northern Ireland page

Live in England? NHS boss says IT programme (England) at 'pivot point'- read more news below or look on your own area page and Public Health conference (London, February 12th) to be joint hosted

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

Will the credit crunch effect investment in healthcare ICT?

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

Seen the new anti-obesity website 'Change4life'?

For those of you in England, the Health Select Committee has published its own review of Lord Darzi's Next Stage Review - their summary is short and succinct and RCN has New information available on Transforming Community Services on web site (See Transforming community services: enabling new patterns of provision )

Newly separated PCT providers told to look to GP systems

New programmes aim to build leadership and improvement across health and care sectors - apply by early February

Interesting article: Electronic Documentation Calls for Standardized Nursing Language

e-records latest this month:
General: Health security defeats RAF testers ; Prison health records on lost memory stick
England: Summary Care Record 'Fast Followers' latest
; Pharmacists get access to PDS for EPS R2

Work with chronic disease? Text based monitoring option for diabetics and Vodafone Funds Diabetes Monitoring Technology Company plus EU Push Telecare For The Elderly and New measures for better quality, personal health care

Work in telephone consultation? Have you seen NHS Direct's Symptom Checker? plus have you seen the proposed role of telephone consultation in the new BMA work Preparing for pandemic influenza - Guidance for GP practices ? NHS Direct's 68 revenue sharing numbers and NHS 24 takes call every two seconds whilst NHS Direct takes 250,000 festive calls

Primary care England: Choose and Book - should clients have consultant choice; Just over a third of primary care trust-practice agreements for the GP Systems of Choice framework had been signed by the end of the year plus NHS Choices to offer GP rating for patients and Patients to have a say in improving GP services . Hand-Carried Ultrasound Unit

Meeting the healthcare needs of Armed Forces personnel, their families and veterans

Cancer commissioning guidance

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