Archived News: June 2009

NMC/Regulatory Update for June; NMC to develop practical guidelines for professionals on whistle-blowing ; Influenza pandemic: NMC position statement and general information ; Confidentiality Advice Sheet updated

HPC Update: New Council for the Health Professions Council appointed ; HPC launch online Continuing Professional Development (CPD) presentation ; June HPC in Focus Newsletter

Live in Wales? Map of Medicine use cuts poor referrals - read more on your own eNWI page

Live in Scotland? Scotland: NMAHP network identifies leaders to push ahead with the eHealth agenda See more Scottish news on your own Scotland Page

Live in Northern Ireland? Researchers to develop health IT-equipped clothing for elderly See this and more news on your own Northern Ireland page

Live in England? Nicholson warns of ‘unprecedented’ savings - and CfH jigsaw still 'missing pieces' plus NHS CfH boss Bellamy to depart- read more news below or look on your own area page

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Publications and web sites of interest this month:
New Primary Care Foundation report: Best Pratice in Primary and Urgent Care ; latest Transformational Government progress report. ; Latest Quality Indicators published (England) ; Supporting patients to make informed choices in primary care: what works? ;PAC Report on Agenda for Change; User-friendly healthcare IT demand increases across Europe ; CQC Consultation: Help shape the regulation of health and adult social care services ; Understanding what matters: A guide to using patient feedback to transform care ; What's it all for? Removing unnecessary bureaucracy in regulation ; Wall of Life aims to boost organ donors

New at CKS this month: · Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (new) ; · Balanitis; Falls - risk assessment (new); Impetigo; ncontinence - urinary, in women (new); Osteoporosis - preventing steroid-induced (new); Raynaud's phenomenon; Trichomoniasis; Warts and verrucae

Conferences etc:Measuring the Patient Experience' Oct 1 Birmingham ; Informing Healthcare has announced that the third international review of health information technology (IT) in Wales will take place at a conference in Cardiff on 22 and 23 September, 2009. ;

Funding opportunity for nurse-led teams to help develop, implement and evaluate locally focused innovations that improve patient care

Reviews into the National Programme for IT made public

e-records this month:

Information Governance: NHS told to secure patient data ; ICO issues privacy guide; Salford rapped ; Legal advice on SCR and Spine ; Consent back on LMCs' agenda; Confed urges trusts to open up to avoid FOI deluge;

Internatonal: Pioneer of World Wide Web to advise UK Government on data use ; Sweden launches national electronic health record ; Slovenia to get smart card health insurance system ; Declaration of Rights for health data launched

England: Patient told no electronic record, no care ; HealthSpace expansion plans shelved ; Summary Care Record use jumps in Bolton ; Patients will be able to delete their SCR ; GP bodies clash on SCR ; Change to the position on deleting Summary Care Records

'Metrics, Quality, Measurement and Monitoring' etc this month Latest Quality Indicators published (England); 'Measuring the Patient Experience' Oct 1 Birmingham ; Be honest about weaknesses in quality accounts, FTs told ; Andy Burnham: don't sideline NHS quality ; Trusts with high death rates to be named ; CQC Consultation: Help shape the regulation of health and adult social care services ; Information Centre to focus on boosting data quality ; Understanding what matters: A guide to using patient feedback to transform care ; Contract Awarded to Develop Patient Reported Outcome Measures

Work with children and Young People? Professionals start using ContactPoint

Work in Mental health? Patient told no electronic record, no care ; Patients have 'mixed views' on electronic health records ; Living well with dementia - the National Dementia Strategy: joint commissioning framework for dementia ; Prepared
to care; Challenging the dementia skills gap

Work in telephone consultation? SHA negotiates £124m national NHS Direct contract

Interested in tele-health? UK telehealth trials missing minorities ; CfH connects telehealth to EMIS Web ; 'Connected patient' concept: Use IT to close healthcare loop ; Whole Systems Demonstrators: an overview of telecare and telehealth

Work in primary/Urgent care? New Primary Care Foundation report: Best Pratice in Primary and Urgent Care ; Choose and Book 4.2 with SNOMED ready ; Cost of access to old records agreed ; The great Communicator ; Legal advice on SCR and Spine ; EMIS loads first SCRs ; Fit notes 'to save GPs money' ; Supporting patients to make informed choices in primary care: what works?; Ambulance response times below target; Quality and safety can't 'solve' NHS funding crisis

Cerner UK announces redundancies

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