Archived News: July 2009

NMC/Regulatory Update; New NMC Record Keeping Guidance; CHRE Reports on Advanced Practice (NMC response to CHRE report re Advance Nurse Practice) ; HealthSpace on line Survey for Clinicians ; NMC Blog talks of Fitness to Practice Guidance for Employers ; NMC to develop practical guidelines for professionals on whistle-blowing ; NMC response to RCN decision on assisted suicide (see RCN neutral on assisted suicide )

HPC Update: HPC advertises for Education and Training Committee Members ; HPC receives positive assurance from the health professions watchdog

Live in Wales?Group to reference Welsh Language - read more on your own eNWI page

Live in Scotland? Scotland delivers e-prescription service See more Scottish news on your own Scotland Page

Live in Northern Ireland?eHealth Workshop Presentations See this and more news on your own Northern Ireland page

Live in England? Lord Darzi quits government and NHS care indicators on new website and Jim Easton to continue Lord Darzi's work on NHS quality - 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!

Publications and web sites of interest this month:
Interested in Advanced Practice? See the Scottish Advanced Practice Toolkit web site; New ICN Tele-nursing Network ; New Care & support Green Paper is published for England - see associated article Info underpins National Care Service ; Professor Ian Kennedy's study on Valuing Innovation in health tecnologies published ; New web site to look at issues surrounding communication and dissemination of cancer information across Europe; New Guidance Psychosocial care for NHS staff during an influenza pandemic ; Living well with dementia: a National Dementia Strategy implementation plan ; New report targets mental health services for the homeless ;
Please Mind the Gap - Parkinson's Disease Services today; World’s first virtual heart produced ;

CKS this month are looking for feedback on draft topics:

Conferences etc: NMC Annual Midwifery Conference

e-records this month:

Information Governance: GP raises concerns about PDS security ; Computer virus warning for NHS hospitals ; Five NHS trusts receive warning over lost patient data

Personal Health records (Don't know much about PHR's? Take the 'virtual tour' on the US Veterans My HealtheVet site and read A Research Agenda for Personal Health Records (PHRs) )
Public asked for views on HealthSpace ; HealthSpace on line Survey for Clinicians (HealthSpace seeks second opinion )

Internatonal: Jersey choose InterSystems TrakCare for island-wide Integrated Care Record ;Tieto and InterSystems create Swedish National Patient Summary Record ; Permanente way

England: Safety testing imminent at EPS R2 pilot ; Tories claim 'Google health records' are speculation and Davis: privatising records 'dangerous'; Major milestione achieved for SCR programme

'Metrics, Quality, Measurement and Monitoring' etc this month: Resigning trust chair calls for David Nicholson to investigate 'SHA pressure' ; Jim Easton to continue Lord Darzi's work on NHS quality ; NHS care indicators on new website ;

Work with children and Young People? Nintendo DS to offer diabetes care ; Whose Personal Control? Creating Private, Personally Controlled Health Records for Pediatric and Adolescent Patients

Interested in Advanced Practice? See the Scottish Advanced Practice Toolkit web site ; CHRE Reports on Advanced Practice

Work in palliative care? New web site to look at issues surrounding communication and dissemination of cancer information across Europe

Care for the elderly at home? See the prevention package for older people ; Please Mind the Gap - Parkinson's Disease Services today ; Intel to open ‘virtual tea room’ ;

Work in Mental health? New Horizons: towards a shared vision for mental health - consultation

Work in telephone consultation? New ICN Tele-nursing Network ; If you work in England be aware that Ofcom launches 111 consultation - the consultation runs until 20th August;

Interested in tele-health? See the whole systems demonstrators site and see Telecare Services for Older People; Useful Telecare and telehealth articles on the NI Centre for Connected Health web site

Work in primary/Urgent care? Swine Flu tracking on Qsurveillance ; Problems at flagship urgent care service

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