Archived News: August 2006

Podcasting for eHealth Nurses Network - do any of you fancy taking part in a similar thing to this - Peer podcasts for doctors' forum - if so - who would you like to question and/or what do you feel are the key current issues for nurses? please let us know

Live in Scotland? Independent assessment panels judging on the shape of out-of-hours health services should take into account community views - this and more Scottish news on your own Scotland Page

Live in Wales? Revolution to tackle health crisis - Wales opts for Urgent Treatment Centres, not Walk-in Centres. See this and more on your very own eNWI page - plus lots about Informing Healthcare

Live in England? Did you know that there's a DoH consultation currently on-going re NHS continuing healthcare and NHS funded nursing care in England? If you have little time do at least look at the draft National Decision Support Tool and see what you think. Also important documents on commissioning published - do read about these - and note: Four new areas for IT policy named by DH - keep yourself informed

Live in Northern Ireland? A Department of Health Nursing Officer has outlined what parents should expect from their health visitors in Northern Ireland For more news see your own Northern Ireland page

Live and work in one of the English regions? Be sure and visit your own regional page

Work as a nurse anywhere in the UK? Current NMC news: New NMC President announced, NMC Announce Simulation and Practice Learning Project , The Regulation of the Non-Medical Healthcare Professions (see associated Report/Consultation Future of Healthcare Regulation ) and Fees Summary including annual fee

Inteteresting articles: In Pursuit of Nursing’s Preferred Future and Mentorship in the community and Interview: Marion McGowan, Head of Frontline Readiness for Implementation

Second Ipsos MORI poll on National Programme for IT

Masters Development Opportunity

Involve nurses in IT input

The cost of the NHS IT programme in England - recent publications from several viewpoints. See: NHS IT costs hospitals dear and NpfIT responds and NAO NPfiT Report June 2006 and Insufficient communication with public threatens NHS IT Investments

Want to know more about Foundation Trusts in England? See Monitor

New statistics on outpatients' care confirm millions of missed appointments in England also see Mobile Messaging Helps Make Every Second Count for Key Workers in Healthcare and Social Work

MMR doctor 'to face GMC charges' - also see new CMO Report 'Good doctors, safer patients' and 'Ample evidence' that rest facilities improve patient safety, say junior doctors and GMC welcomes new Order from the Government supporting further reform plus BMA Responds To CMO Report On Medical Regulation

'Robust' tests on the cards for all doctors and nurses

Interested in Cardiovascular disease?

Interested in Electronic records? - things to read this month: To opt in or opt out of electronic patient records? and Debate over Patient Consent for Electronic Records and Security risk to NHS patients' records and Minister announces taskforce for electronic records and the Information Commissioners latest Report

Reality behind Sir Ian's rosy picture

FAQ's re Use of mobile phones in hospitals

Boots to put GPs in the high street

First chief clinical officer appointed by CfH and Hewitt welcomes appointment of new NHS Chief Executive

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