Archived News: November 2007

VERY IMPORTANT CONSULTATION do not miss this! See Towards a framework for post-registration nursing careers: a national consultation . This consultation hosted by the Department of Health. The Pre-Registration Consultation is hosted by the NMC (see below)

IT vital to deliver care closer to home, DH says - any mention of IT in the new nursing career frameworks?

This month's NMC Update: Review of Pre-Registration Nursing Education: Consultation ; Resuscitation of Patients: new guidance ; NMC to host summit on the Regulation of healthcare support workers ; Updated guidance on how to refer a registrant to the NMC ;

HPC November Update: We have launched updated standards of proficiency for twelve of the thirteen professions we regulate - does this relate to you?

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

Live in Northern Ireland? New report published: Knowledge, Skill and Attitude of NI DHSSPS Healthcare Professionals Towards Information And Communication Technology . See this and more news see your own Northern Ireland page

Live in Scotland? Health boards across Scotland are to benefit from an extra £23m to improve and modernise primary care premises. Plus see more Scottish news on your own Scotland Page

Live in Wales? - Welsh want to contact GPs online- more on your very own eNWI page - plus lots about Informing Healthcare

Live in England?See IT to be included in hospital 'deep cleans'- and Super-regulator to oversee health /Tough new regulator for health and social care plus check NHS Connecting for Health - Events Online for anything going on in your area

If you live in England, Wales or Scotland the statutory holiday entitlement is changing - did you know? Read about it and see this useful leave entitlement Ready Reckoner Also read about sickness management: NHS Employers and NHS trade unions launch joint proposals for managing sickness absence and ill health retirement in the NHS Consultation runs until January 2008

UK study highlights family doctors' earnings and then Health professionals get 2.5% pay rise and then Union evidence calls for morale-boosting pay award

New report published An investigation of the emergent professional issues experienced by nurses when working in an e-health environment

COPD Report just released

e-records latest this month: See the NHS Care Records Service: a guide for the nursing community and Government recognises MPs' concerns about electronic records; plus Care Record Development Board final recommendations;HealthSpace opening up to 'advanced' user; Summary Care Record launched in Bolton ; Spine shut for two day 'refresh'; SUS blasted as 'not fit for purpose' ; Patient data extraction software dropped by DH; GP2GP transfer software installed in 2000 practices; Pharmacists may sanction SCR access; Medicine and Health Workshop

Work in Primary Care? See the Primary Care toolkit; and NHSmail promotes free SMS for reminders

Work as a School Nurse or with Children? 11 - 17 year olds willing to give their opinion about electronic health records sought by RCN for new survey

Interested in Commissioning? See the North west Commissioning Roadmap

RCN offers distance learning with Open University

Work in A&E? East and North Herts installs A&E waits system. Plus 'Gaps' in elderly falls services and Urgent care pathways for older people with complex needs

National Chlamydia Screening Programme

Work in telephone consultation or long term conditions? NHS Direct launches asthma support programme plus GP practice asks if it should drop 0844 number plus NHS 24 signs new deal with Clinical Solutions; Graphnet complete Gwent out-of-hours pilot. Call for acute patients to get OOH 'navigation hubs';

New Essence of Care best practice tool for nurses

See the Report of the High Level Group (HLG) on Clinical Effectiveness

Care for patients with cardiac problems? See interesting web site - especially for using with your clients plus see Dad blames NHS errors for the death of his son

NHS Choices is the new service that helps you to make the most of your health and get the best out of the NHS

As of April, existing Patient and Public Involvement Forums and their co-ordinating body, the Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health (CPPIH) will be replaced with 150 Local Involvement Networks (LINks).

Read about the TIGER initiative in the USA and Caring

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