Archived News: September 2008

Look at the top of this page - see the new eHealth Nurses Network Survey Feature! This is a new addition (this month we're looking at e-records) - we will be feeding back results on these pages - plus we'd like to hear what you think are the key eHealth elements in need of investigation from your viewpoint. Please take part and help us trial this feature

Be aware of a consultation related to the fact that Public bodies, including health authorities, could be able to access information about all personal calls and internet use under proposals from the Home Office. If you have an opinion regarding this - do take the time to take part in the Home Office Consultation and it's also worth noting that Police to get access to national child database

The Information Commissioner's Office has introduced a Model Publication Scheme 2009 with definition documents for Wales, and Northern Ireland

The second 2008 International Release of SNOMED Clinical Terms® (SNOMED CT®) is now available for use - read more about SNOMED - be informed! Also see Audit Commission report highlights clinical coding errors

This month's NMC/Regulatory Body Update - The NMC is looking for nurses and anyone else who is interested in the care of older people to get involved in our latest consultation. There are meetings across the UK during October - see the invitation. Also More (Code) Champions needed! And are you Interested in taking part in a documentary?

HPC UPdate: HPC President unanimously re-elected ; Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics revised July 08

Live in Wales? Individual Health Record extended to acute care - read more on your very own eNWI page - plus lots about Informing Healthcare

Live in Scotland?The Scottish Government's main corporate website has won a WebAward in the 12th annual Web Marketing Association competition - Plus see more Scottish news on your own Scotland Page

Live in Northern Ireland?Conflict made women stronger says new report See this and more news on your own Northern Ireland page

Live in England? Interested in the experiences of the Summary Care Record Early Adopter sites? Results of evaluation available including latest Qata Quality Final Report and PCT seeks to align SCR and SystmOne consent models plus GP seeks greater urgency on interoperability - 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!

Interesting articles and publications this month:How close are we to voice recognition in healthcare?; Integrated care connections ;BMA supports cross-border healthcare ; WHO Report on the Social Determinants of Health and Study Shows Seniors Adapt Well to Remote Monitoring Technology

Conferences: Healthcare Interoperability Conference: Birmingham 30th October

Interested in involving clients? Turning Point has established the Centre of Excellence to champion the delivery of Connected Care in England and Wales plus see the latest Darzi Newsletter NHS Next Stage Review, Our vision for primary and community care newsletter much about people shaping services.. Code of Conduct relating to Local Involvement Networks and Integrated Care Networks. WHO Report on the Social Determinants of Health

Interested in what is commissioned in England - or think you should get informed in order to get involved? see the latest Darzi Newsletter NHS Next Stage Review, Our vision for primary and community care newsletter much about integrated care (interoperability?), information to support choices, quality monitoring etc.... Plus there's the new King's Fund which reports variations in disease spend and Diabetes Uk reports on Disparity of diabetes diagnosis in England;

Finally listen to an interview with Mr Dillon (CEO of NICE) who calls on primary care trusts to be consistent when deciding whether to make funds available for medicines whilst NICE chairman hits back at critics

e-Records latest this month:
General: Guidance ‘wrong’ on amending clinical notes and Trusts fail to discipline staff over data breaches and Audit Commission report highlights clinical coding errors
International: Mobile Medical Records Study Mobilised

Wales: Individual Health Record extended to acute care
England: Police to get access to national child database; Information prescriptions to be linked to electronic records and Evaluation of information prescriptions; CRS problems cost Barts and the London £3m ; Royal Marsden implements secure remote access ; One in ten hospital episodes miscoded; PCT seeks to align SCR and SystmOne consent models

Work in acute care in England? Foundation trusts tender outside NPfIT

Feel confident in diagnosing or caring for Parkinsons disease? Read the Professional's Guide

Work in the ambulance service in England? New Ambulance guidelines: reducing infection through effective practice in the pre-hospital environment

Work with children? Police to get access to national child database and Healthy weight, healthy lives, why your child's weight matters and see the Change 4 Life web site and NICE guidance could revolutionise diabetes care for children

Work in telephone consultation or out of hours care? Benchmarking out of hours healthcare

Involved in diabetes care? The English Report: Five years on: delivering the diabetes national service framework is available whilst the trade association Intellect has expressed disappointment that the Department of Health’s latest policy statement on diabetes fails to give a role to telehealth and telecare

Work in Primary Care? In England PCT seeks to align SCR and SystmOne consent models and GPs advised to negotiate on IT service level agreements

Work as a Community Matron? Community Matrons UK are lookng for content for a Resource Pack to be launched in March 2009 They are seeking Case Studies from Practice

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