Archived News: October 2009

NMC/Regulatory Update; Urgent: return your re-registration documents immediately ; Swine Flu Pandemic NMC Position Statement ; Health Hotel 2009: Patient safety, an election priority? ;

New GMC Confidentiality Guidance for Doctors

HPC Update: HPC launch new student resources ; October Newsletter

Live in Wales? GP suppliers to deliver IHR to Wales - read more on your own eNWI page

Live in Scotland? NHS24 absorbs Scottish telehealth body See more Scottish news on your own Scotland Page

Live in Northern Ireland? Orion wins Northern Ireland ECR deal See this and more news on your own Northern Ireland page

Live in England? New Access to PDS Guidance - 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: TIGER competences updated; Have you taken part in the Big Care Debate?Unite calls for better IT training; Readers back reformed NPfIT ; Somerset cancer register goes national ; When doctors network change can happen fast ; Integrated Care Pilots: Introductory Guide plus see Integrating Care and Transforming Community Services: What Works? Where Next?; DH endorses first video game

CKS Updates this month: · Angina - stable; Candida - oral; Diarrhoea - antibiotic associated ; Diarrhoea - prevention and advice for travellers ; Gastroenteritis; Gonorrhoea (new); Urethritis - male

Conferences etc; E-Health Insider Live '09- ICC, Birmingham 9-10 November ; RCN Accredited Healthcare Events

e-records this month:

Information Governance: PDS access requires 'business reason' ; Jail threat for misuse of personal data ; NHS Number limitations confirmed ; GP2GP can reveal hidden data ; ContactPoint roll out confirmed ; NIGB launches social care guarantee ; Private medical records offered for sale

Personal Health records: Survey gives boost to HealthSpace ; New hope for HealthSpace ; A tweet way to track disease

England: Lorenzo R1.9 to debut at EHI event ; Community hospital first for TPP ; Cheshire trusts send e-discharge letters ; Vision 3 secures SCR roll out approval

Wales: GP suppliers to deliver IHR to Wales ; Have you seen the IHC Individual Health Record web Site?

Northern Ireland: Orion wins Northern Ireland ECR deal

'Metrics, Quality, Measurement and Monitoring' etc this month:Consultation - Prioritisation for quality improvement: national quality board stakeholder engagement (ends Nov 10); GP ratings site criticised by rival ; CQC warns on registration ;
Health check improvements mask decline in acute trust performance
; Mental health chiefs to confront CQC on survey ; CQC calls for review of out of hours GP services ; GP contract: 'clunky’ deal holds back quality ; OOH services; PCT's Contract and Performamce Management arrangements ; DH seeks views on replacement for QMAS

Are you a prescriber? Read the latest Drug Safety Update on line

Work with children and Young People? ContactPoint roll out confirmed ;

Work in the community? NHS Funded Nursing Care revised

Interested in Health Promotion? New, Free, and Easy to Access service for Healthcare Professionals looking to save time when creating various healthcare campaigns.

Work in A&E or Ambulance Service? Windows 7 at South East Coast Ambulance Service

Work in telephone consultation/telehealth? NHS24 absorbs Scottish telehealth body ; NHS Direct launches online mental health checker ; CQC calls for review of out of hours GP services ; OOH services; PCT's Contract and Performamce Management arrangements ; Funding squeeze halts innovative nurse-led service. Keep an eye on the University of Hull Telehealth Project

Work in primary/Urgent care? GPs warned about fake DPA agencies ; GP contract: 'clunky’ deal holds back quality ; Kings Fund document: General practice in England: an overview ; DH seeks views on replacement for QMAS

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