Archived News: May 2008

This month's NMC/Regulatory Body Update; Subscribe to the NMC newsletter NOW.. Trust, Assurance and Safety - what does it mean for the NMC?- From October 2008 the way the NMC hears Fitness to Practise (FtP) cases will change to using the Civil standard of proof. Also Publication update: Standards to support learning and assessment in practice
Call for papers for the 2008 NMC Midwifery Conference

HPC UPdate: First CPD audit letters sent out (podiatrists this time - but all other groups to follow...) and Public information leaflets

Interesting read: New Report: 'Understanding Doctors, Harnessing professionalism' Social and technological changes are challenging doctors, causing many to rethink their role, the way they practise and the nature of their professionalism. What does the future hold? - Is this not relevant to nursing too?

Nurse pay - you MUST have your say - the RCN is running a consultation on the new Pay Proposals - register your opinion now

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

Live in Northern Ireland? NI to issue large-scale telehealth tender - See this and more news on your own Northern Ireland page

Live in Scotland? Scottish GPs call for GP system choice Plus see more Scottish news on your own Scotland Page

Live in Wales? Wales extends use of emergency care record - read more on your very own eNWI page - plus lots about Informing Healthcare

Live in England?NAO Progress Report on NPfiT plus Newly released independent evaluation of Summary Care Record Service Early Adopter Programme and BCS launches new NHS IT qualification and finally NHS Chief Executive releases 07/08 Report - read more below or on your own area page

Our NHS, Our Future (England) LATEST:Video of highlights ; Leading Local Change published 8th May plus Changing for the better: Guidance when undertaking major changes to NHS services (See your regional page for latest situation with your local SHA plans); Gordon Brown announces new Health Reform Bill to enable the changes to go ahead in England (comments possible at this site)

Did you know that e-Learning will be available via the Electronic Staff record? and Did you know that there's a new type of endoscope probe which can plot a 3D course inside a patient using fibre optics?

Campaign urges better telecoms for deaf users

New EU Report: Putting eHealth in its European Legal Context

Health Care Assistant Initiative moves from WIPP to RCN

BNF now available via NHS medical research service

e-records latest for May: Patients should get Wikirecords
England: New on-line communication resources, including leaflets and guidance materials about Care Records Service and Guidance on protecting electronic information plus Newly released independent evaluation of Summary Care Record Service Early Adopter Programme. Lords back criminalisation of data breaches plus NHS chief execs may be accountable for data loss NHS Number programme 'reinvigorated'
Wales:Wales extends use of emergency care record

Interested in involving patients in developments in your e-practice? see the National Association for Patient Participation and a must read The Talking Cure: Why Conversation is the Future of Healthcare Plus NHS Direct Online to be moved to Choices and Common core principles to support self care: a guide to support implementation. conference: Public Accountability and Empowerment - a new era for scrutiny

Work in Primary Care? Choose and Book release 4 relaunched plus EMIS launches care integration projects. BMA launches petition to save surgeries and Strengthening family doctor services

Work with clients with complex health & social care needs? Largest ever UK telecare trial starts and Cegedim Rx plans telehealth move whilst government in England launches national debate on the future of care and support - £31 million hi-tech home healthcare scheme begins and Testra Launches Wireless Stethoscope

Work in mental Health? New guidance on transfers between places of safety and more funds for the Mental Health Act. Plus Attitudes towards Mental Illness 2008 Research Report

Work in/around Care Homes? New Rowntree Report 'Supporting older people in care homes
at night'

Interested in the Productive Ward opportunities? (there must be some e-health development possibilities here)- Funding announced for England: £50m to double time Nurses spend on patient care and of interest is Giving Nurses A Voice

Call for improved sat nav for blind and CfH awards 61 ASCC clinical contracts

CONFERENCES: PHCSG Summer Conference 1st – 2nd July 2008, Chesford Grange Warwickshire plus FREE CFH Conference on 17th June in London Cultural Change in Professional Practice - The Information Revolution, and The third annual Implementing SNOMED CT Conference takes place on Tuesday-Wednesday 10-11 June 2008 at Earls Court One, London SW5 9TA. The Sixth National Essence of Care Conference, 'Essence of Care: Moving Forward', will be held on 11 June 2008 at 20 Cavendish Square, London

ICN Congress Durban June 2009: Call for Abstracts Sub Theme 8. Technology, innovations and informatics

Back to top