Archived News: October 2008

The RCN is seeking an eHealth Nurse Adviser - opportunity for secondment - don't delay - closing date October 16th

New technology will bring healthcare closer to the community

This month's NMC/Regulatory Body Update - NEW ADVICE SHEET (October) Providing care in an emergency situation outside the work environment be sure and read this plus note NMC Standards for Medicines Management commencement date. Also this month:Appointment of new NMC Chair , NMC announces interim Chief Executive . New Fitness to Practise centre . If you are a nurse or midwife prescriber be sure and see Guidance for Continuing Professional Development for Nurse and Midwife Prescribers

HPC UPdate: Latest HPC In Focus now available and Confidentiality Guidance

Live in Wales?Wales leads on information governance - read more on your very own eNWI page - plus lots about Informing Healthcare

Live in Scotland? Scottish NHS gets £1m to secure USB ports - Plus see more Scottish news on your own Scotland Page

Live in Northern Ireland?Health Service is changing for the better - McGimpsey See this and more news on your own Northern Ireland page

Live in England? SCR consent model changes and CFH is conducting a consultation with the public and healthcare professionals on the use of patient information for purposes such as health research and managing and planning care - read more news below or look on your own area page

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Interesting articles and publications this month: Useful on line journal to support you getting published ; RCN publishes policy statement on the application of patients’ rights in cross- border health care ; Independent sector perspective on healthcare IT; ASSIST says idea NHS like a bank 'fundamentally flawed'; Department of Health’s strategy for delivering sustainable development 2008-2011; UK government launches global health strategy

Conferences: Live webcast of the WHO international conference on the social determinants of health 6th & 7th November 2008; Cardiff March 2009- Moving technology into Practice - 'A Day in the Bay' - get it in your diary now! Delivering Change: Social Enterprise Health and Social Care Conference

Interested in commissioning and the information needs which underpin it? Interesting article on how vital data is plus new Health Commission Report 'Not Just a Matter Of time and an article on the Report notes the importance of information for urgent care. Handbook: How to Achieve World Class Commissioning Competencies; Commissioning Safe and Sustainable Specialised Paediatric Services

Great free on line learning opportunity: University of Plymouth offers series of hour long real time web casts - interesting subjects coming up include: Virtual worlds and health – just another gimmick? So what exactly constitutes evidence? Online research methods. Excellent CPD

Healthcare watchdog to give a voice to NHS staff

e-records this month:

General: NHS Number Safer Practice Notice issued and see Risk to patient safety of not using the NHS Number as the national identifier for all patients; Hospitals told data protection must uphold human rights
England: Secondary Uses (SUS)- CFH is conducting a consultation with the public and healthcare professionals on the use of patient information for purposes such as health research and managing and planning care whilst One in five could object to SUS data use; SCR consent model changes PLUS Consent to view explored for detailed record. GP seeks urgent response on SCR legality; Clinical director appointed to UK terminology centre

Interested in involving clients? DH survey reveals slow progress on patient choice ; Hospitals to assess satisfaction ‘in real time’ ; Richard Branson joins Patients Association

Work in out of hours, A&E - or any area of Urgent Care? Read this important new Health Commission Report 'Not Just a Matter Of time and an article on the Report whilst DH looks at single urgent care number. Interesting work friom SW England: Ensuring timely handover of patient care - ambulance to hospital

Care for renal patients? Renal PatientView to attract more users

Work in Primary Care? Nicholson highlights GP data risks and GPs face limits on third party add-ons

Care for children? Children's continuing care plans published

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