Archived News: May 2009

NICE launches NHS Evidence

RCN assisted suicide consultation – last chance to let the RCN know what you think

NMC/Regulatory Update for May; Take part in the survey which asks you to comment on the NMC website .
The NMC has undertaken a project to identify:

- numbers of nurses working in new and emerging roles (eg ECP, Physicians Assistants etc)
- standards of training undertaken by individuals
- levels of support provided
- scope of these roles

Plus:Public to influence nursing education through online portal ; NMC on Facebook ; Influenza pandemic: NMC position statement and general information ; Standards for medicines management: evaluation results

(Also of interest? GMC seeks Reference Community)

HPC Update: read your April In Focus Newsletter

Live in Wales? E-referrals early adopter - read more on your own eNWI page

Live in Scotland? Hospital care for teenagers See more Scottish news on your own Scotland Page

Live in Northern Ireland? £27million investment for two health and wellbeing centres in West Belfast See this and more news on your own Northern Ireland page

Live in England?Connelly sets a November deadline for suppliers and Politicians question major IT projects and CfH to pilot clinical dashboards - 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:
New NHS Confed Briefing The future for community services
EU public consultation on the future of Europe's workforce for health (includes technology training needs - see Learning to Manage Health Information: a theme for clinical education plus see the RCN Briefing Paper linked to the consultation);and see Second Life for Imperial College students
A Global Campaign; Healthcare Information for All by 2015
Martin Bellamy has said that lessons learned at the Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust will inform future system deployments under NPfiT

NHS Evidence Launched and see Capita wins 'kite mark' contract
DH Report of reviews into failings at Mid Staffs Hospital

Conferences etc: Sustaining innovations and new technologies for managing long-term conditions: July, London ; Education in health informatics seminar – Friday 19 June 2009, UWE, Bristol ; Live Webinar Thu 28th May 2009“Making Time to Care” ; Urgent care: a practical guide to transforming same-day care in general practice 25 June 2009, King's Fund, London

Money found for NHS innovation

Latest re education for England: DH invites NHS education and innovation cluster bids

e-records this month:

Information Governance: Four more organisations breach DPA ; Social care to use NHS Number ; NHS Wales chief endorses enhanced patient data protection

Internatonal: iSoft to develop medication management ; German e-health card gets Gematik final approval

England: RiO upgrades suspended in London ; Bury using SCR for end of life care

'Metrics, Quality, Measurement and Monitoring' etc this month -There's plenty going on in England in this emergent, ill defined area:
Department of Health publishes list of quality measures ;familiarise yourself with the DH definition of Quality accounts - not forgetting the National Quality Board, awareness of the new Care Quality Commission (see Care Quality Commission will 'do a number' on weakest NHS performers )and its need for quality measures and the proposed Kings Fund work looking at quality measures in General Practice - and of course the CQUIN measures for commissioners. Video interview: Patrick Geoghegan on achieving quality patient outcomes - and, finally, Unneeded surgery may be costing the NHS millions whilst Patient experience feedback findings will not be standardised .........yet? Then there's Performance Management....NHS Performance Framework: Implementation guidance

Work in the community? Adastra reports trial of iNurse and see New NHS Confed Briefing The future for community services plus see Hampshire uses mobile technology to lead change

Work in Prison Health? TPP SystmOne likely choice for prisons

Work in Out of Hours? BlackBerry bears fruit for doctors

Interested in tele-health? Sweden & Finland Look to UK Telehealthcare Success to Shape Healthcare

Work in primary care? Recession puts mental health of men at risk

Interpol issues swine flu spam warning and No National Flu Line until autumn then Interim flu line plans unveiled , Pandemic influenza: supplementary information for third sector organisations and finally SHA chief appointed as national flu director

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