Archived News: April 2006

400,000 nurses to be registered on Contact

NHS24 to get access to emergency care records

has acquired high quality peer-reviewed journals to enhance the NHS Wales e-library

Keep up to date with CFH nurse matters on the Connecting with Nurses web page. And read the first issue of Clinical Connections, a newsletter for all NHS clinicians from NHS Connecting for Health’s National Clinical Leads (NCLs).

We are all potential patients! See the Patient Opinion Web Page

Are you a manager or an employer? Did you know that UKChip has published an Employer's Guide? The Informatics Centre has published an Informatics Standards programme

The £6.2bn (English) upgrade of the NHS IT system needs to be independently investigated, leading computer scientists say. CFH respond by offering the 23 academics an invitation to a meeting

New E-book Analyses U.K, Canada, and U.S Health Systems also if this is your interest see the 2000 UK OGC document Successful IT: Modernising Government in Action

Work in England in the Southern Cluster area? Read Shaping the future of healthcare systems: Your opportunity to get involved in NHS CFH design in this Cluster

NHS Direct staff could face job cuts also see Hundreds face axe at NHS direct

Work in Primary Care in England? Then you should be aware of latest around "GP Systems of Choice" (GPSoC) and did you know there is a Primary Care Clinical Question Answering Service on-line at NLH? GPs reassured clinical data secure on Choose and Book and Patients view their GP records at home over web

Also Thalidomide records made accessible online

Interested in e-prescribing and live in England? There are a series of Workshops to be held according to the area in which you work in May - go if you can

Are you a pharmacist? See First full rollout of e-MAS service claimed

Interested in Accessing dentistry? A company contracted to set up eight new NHS dental practices in North Wales are encouraging prospective patients to apply for registration online or by text, to prevent people from queuing up outside to register.

Work as a Paramedic? Paramedics are delivering better patient care thanks to the introduction of new on-board laptops in their ambulances

The BCS IT Professional Awards for 2006, in association with Computer Weekly, are now open for entries.ality

Work in Health Informatics? NHS Faculty of Health Informatics to appoint Board plus see the Skills for Health Informatics National Occupational Standards web site plus read about a faculty meeting

Are you a Lecturer Practitioner? See the FHSC Lecturer Practitioner Pages

Interested in taking part in a 6 month Nurses and Technology Survey? This is an international study regarding the comfort levels that nursing staff
have with the computer and electromedical technologies used in their daily
practice. The purpose is to develop a picture of how
technology impacts nursing, nursing workloads, training, patient care, and
patient safety. If you are interested please email

Did you know that there is an NHS Innovations website?

Did you know there is an Integrated Service Improvement Programme (ISIP) in England? Read more

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