Archived News: November 2008

This month's NMC/Regulatory Body Update - Your Code of Conduct applies to your personal life; plus Survey on Revalidation (Fitness to Practice) - have your say! - Nursing & Midwifery regulator seeks practitioner views on revalidation . NMC response to Mail on Sunday – Atos Origin loses records with nurses’ names and PIN numbers

HPC UPdate: HPC makes regulation recommendation to Secretary of State for Health; New programme of employer events focusing on CPD and FtP

Live in Wales?Connecting Wales – The PSBA project - read more on your very own eNWI page - plus lots about Informing Healthcare

Live in Scotland?£1 million fund to help aspiring social entrepreneurs launch new ventures is ready to begin operating from March next year - Plus see more Scottish news on your own Scotland Page

Live in Northern Ireland?New set of standards aimed at improving patient care See this and more news on your own Northern Ireland page

Live in England? Standardised records will improve patient safety and NPfiT - Connelly promises clarity by year end and CFH Common User Interface (CUI) Programme NHS volunteers invited for observations, interviews and hazard assessment workshops - read more news below or look on your own area page

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Integrated care pilots urged to test integrated IT

Involved in caring for clients with long term conditions? New area on NHS Choices whilst Dr Foster takes on NHS Choices

Interested in telecare options in your practice? Web survey uncovers telecare costs and Tunstall Wanders Into Wander Market

Publications this month: Interesting Kings Fund work: Technology in the NHS : Transforming the patient’s experience of care and Engaging Patients in their Health: How the NHS needs to change

Ireland gets register of health informatics pros

e-records this month:
General: New RCP Medical Record Keeping Standards web site ; NHS staff help develop measures of quality care
Wales: Connecting Wales – The PSBA project ; Case Study - Individual Health Record
England: Harry Cayton to chair new patient data body ;Cayton stakes claim to independence of NIGB; Database to record sudden cardiac death ; Gap between SCR concept and reality

Work in telephone consultation?NHS Direct reviews referrals and advice; NHS Direct drops foundation plans; and NHS websites join up to show the choices on offer

Work in primary care? Have your say in this current consultation: Developing the Quality and Outcomes Framework: Proposals for a new, independent process

Involved in out of hours or urgent care? GP2GP out-of-date medical records concern and Out of hours care: What PCTs need to do now

Work in the community? Promised safety alarms not delivered

New CKS Summaries out - have a look!

RCN publishes policy guidance on Proposed EU Legislation on the application of patients’ rights in cross- border health care’

Lorenzo officially launched internationally in Australia

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