Archived News: March 2009


Interesting video about how NHS Hounslow access real time patient information and EU health secretaries announce formal body to elevate eHealth

RCN is advertising for an eHealth adviser - great opportunity - could be a secondment

NMC Update for March: NEW! Care and respect every time: new guidance for the care of older people ; The NMC invites expressions of interest from parties for the provision of research services on its behalf. Consultation on the new draft Guidance on professional conduct for nursing and midwifery students ; Revalidation - make sure you know what it means

HPC Update: See if there is an HPC Education Seminar happening near you; HPC proposes minor amendment to standard five of the Standards for Continuing Professional Development

Live in Wales? e-referrals Get the Green Light - read more on your own eNWI page

Live in Scotland? Scottish LMCs demand action on IT choice and Technology at forefront of NHS treatment in Scotland. See more Scottish news on your own Scotland Page

Live in Northern Ireland? Robinson and McGuinness hold talks with Obama - See this and more news on your own Northern Ireland page

Live in England? CfH stripped of key roles and reorganised; The Department of Health is going to tender for alternatives to the iSoft Lorenzo and Cerner Millennium care record systems and Half of PCT-practice agreements signed plus New White Paper: Working Together - Public Services on your side - read more news below or look on your own area page

New Web Sites: iWantGreatCare is dedicated to supporting PCTs and acute Trusts collect, analyse and understand patient experience in real-time ; The Princes Foundation for Integrated Health ; Scottish Physical Activity and Health Alliance. Have you seen Medpedia ?

Publications this month: Latest House of Commons Report on Health Inequalities - comment ; Healthcare Commission highlights "appalling" emergency care at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust;New White Paper: Working Together - Public Services on your side ; Interesting RCN Survey on patient/user involvement in commsissioning in England ; HealthCare Commission: Safely Does it - Implementing Safer Care for Patients ; BCS endorses the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centre Operators ; Technology allows more precise brain tumor surgery at German hospital

e-records this month:

Internatonal: Copenhagen: IBM puts 3-D electronic patient record to the test ; BCS endorses the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centre Operators

England:Data sharing clause 152 dropped; Health coaches get access to patient records ; Hospitals quantify speech recognition benefits ; Mid Staffs death rates - poor care not poor data - Health Secretary statement on Stafford Hospital, Mid Staffordshire NHS foundation trust ; NHS encryption tool procurement completed ; Royal Free boss says CRS problems ; cost £10m ; No routine use of SCR at Bolton A+E ; Another PCT rapped over data loss ; PCTs to offer local incentive schemes for data accreditation

Scotland: Dumfries and Galloway secures USB sticks

Work with children? You must read the latest Lord Laming Report Following the death of Baby P and comment plus NHS hospitals making mixed progress on meeting needs of children

Interested in involving clients in evaluating their care? iWantGreatCare is dedicated to supporting PCTs and acute Trusts collect, analyse and understand patient experience in real-time and see Working Together - Public Services on your side plus comment Government turns up the heat on patient power . Get informed about Personal Health Budgets. Interesting RCN Survey on patient/user involvement in commsissioning in England ; NAPP AGM/Conference Patients at the Heart of the NHS: Dream or reality? Saturday 6th June 2009 Coventry ; HealthCare Commission: Safely Does it - Implementing Safer Care for Patients

Work in Primary Care? Phone IT integration enables better patient appointment control ; Half of PCT-practice agreements ; signed ; Vision 3 first GPSoC level 4 system ; TPP partners with Voice Connect ; Online training module helps doctors with Parkinson's awareness

Work in Mental Health? New agency for a new era in mental health (England)

Are you a prescriber? Defining Guiding Principles for Processes supporting Local Decision-making about Medicines

SMART Homes: Homes smart enough to talk

Ambulance Trusts offered new choice in emergency call handling

New and updated CKS topics – March 2009: · Benzodiazepine and z-drug withdrawal; Candida - skin; Hypercholesterolaemia - familial - New; Hyperhidrosis; Palliative cancer care - pain; Palpitations - New; Prostate - benign hyperplasia; Sinusitis

 

 

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