Archived News: June 2007

NMC Update: NMC Annual Midwifery Conference: call for papers and Annual Lecture puts Patients Centre Stage - the "speech also touched upon the need for practitioners to 'live and breathe' the values and ethics underpinning their codes of practice - such as the Code of Conduct, currently under review"

NURSES EVERYWHERE in the UK - Please TAKE PART IN THE CURRENT RCN IT SURVEY - NOW! Please tell us about your experiences of the developement of the electronic patient record (EPR) in your country or region

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Live in Northern Ireland?McGimpsey says there must be a joined up approach to the challenges to of rural living See For this and more news see your own Northern Ireland page

Live in Scotland?Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health professionals - you are invited to read and comment on your very own eHealth Action Plan - See all the information about this plus more Scottish news on your own Scotland Page

Live in Wales? - Diabetic patients in Carmarthenshire, are piloting new electronic health records Read about this and more on your very own eNWI page - plus lots about Informing Healthcare

Live in England? New Nuffield Report: An Independent NHS: a review of the options plus always check NHS Connecting for Health - Events Online for anything going on in your area and see Taking The Table-Top Challenge – A National Engagement Tool for Local Use

Work in Primary Care - or any other area - and run a website offering information for patients? Important advice from MDU

Interested in eHealth in Europe? See the Progress Report on the eHealth Action Plan and the ESRC e-Society Programme -and the European Pain in Cancer Survey -
Interested in Global Health? See Innovative approach tackles malnutrition in the community

Winners of the Health Informatics Accolades Awards 2007

Useful overview of the UK eHealth Programmes

Fancy writing a piece on Informatics? See Handbook of Research in Nursing Informatics and Socio-Technical Structures

This month's happemnings around e-records in England:
Patients opting out of CRS away from pilot sites; GP representatives to call for public enquiry on CRS; NHS chief exec pledges to help resolve CRS issues; RCN Survey ; Shared records aid cuts in outpatient visits. Also ICO explains information sharing approach to local authorities and Information Commissioner calls for new privacy safeguards to protect against the surveillance society

Live in England and interested in choice re elective care? See best practice guidance for commissioners and providers and see Patients rate choice as a low priority

Delays continue on NPfIT local ownership programme and Researchers warn NPfIT delays risking patient safety

Patient Opinion web Site goes UK-Wide

Work in Out of Hours or Telephone Consultation? Mobile phone pics help emergency NHS 24 diagnosis and read the The Report of the Panel Overseeing Serious Untoward Incident investigation into the Death of Penny Campbell ; Tragedy prompts Brown pledge on out-of-hours care

Work in an acute care area? Please take part in a survey on the Impact of Health Information Technology on the Role of Nurses and Interdisciplinary Communication

Interested in Long Term Conditions and/or Telecare? Nottingham telehealth pilot underway ; Also FoNS is offering support and funding for two project teams who are committed to working in partnership with older people and other partner agencies to promote independence and choice towards the goal of healthy ageing; ALSO Diabetes UK are looking for applications from organisations who would like to pilot the Year of Care for diabetes.  Also see telehealth and telecare in England and visit the Scottish Centre for Telehealth

Work on a temporary contract? See Improving the use of temporary nursing staff in NHS acute and foundation trusts and read the NAO Report

Work with children and young people? See the consultation on ContactPoint - you can feedback your comments via RCN

Work in Education? FREE Workshop Improving the Recruitment of People of South Asian Background into Nursing on July 12th in Bradford - also see the Lean Healthcare Academy

Are you a prescriber? See the Competency Framework for Shared Decision Making and NAO Report on Primary Care prescribing cost

Work in Mental Health? New approach needed to commissioning for better mental health, says charity and see Substance Misuse in General Practice and Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and Active Health Partners survey finds mental ill health is UK's second largest cause of sickness absence

Interested in Thrombosis Prevention? See a new Developing Practice Micro-Site

Work in cardiac care? Please take part in Cardiac Point of Care Survey

New Web Sites: Congenital Heart Disease Information; also Ante Natal Screening Information and Substance Misuse in General Practice and the Lean Healthcare Academy

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