Archived News: February 2007

NMC Update! NEW Draft NMC Code out for Consultation - Until March 2nd - BE SURE and have your say!

TAKE NOTE SURVEY ENDS March 16th - HAVE YOUR SAY! What web-based information do you need at the point of care? The RCN has launched an online survey, which will run until March 2007, to poll as many nursing and midwifery professionals as possible, to ensure that it has a solid view of their needs.

Live in Northern Ireland? - For this and more news see your own Northern Ireland page

Live in Scotland? See OOH/Unscheduled care education framework - Read more Scottish news on your own Scotland Page

Live in Wales? See the IHC Map of Medicine User Survey Read about this and more on your very own eNWI page - plus lots about Informing Healthcare

Live in England?First edition of CFH ETD News available - plus always check NHS Connecting for Health - Events Online for anything going on in your area

Interested in e-records, confidentiality and access to records? There's plenty happening!
See the Briefing Paper on Sealed Envelopes and this explanatory slideshow Sealed Envelopes plus click through these presentations Powerpoint 1 and Powerpoint 2. See also Role Based Access and the Information Commissioner's view of the changes to the way the health records are maintained plus Information Commissioner backs electronic care records and Health Minister calls on professional bodies to support patient information programme
To reflect on all the above try reading 'Jaynes Problem'

Day Of Action 3 March 2007 - The RCN and other health unions are to stage a National Day of Action on Saturday 3 March 2007 in support and defence of the NHS (See your Regional page for precise information)plus see Blair defends his record on NHS - you can listen to the BBC Today programme interview on this site

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) has launched a survey to investigate nurse views on nursing and current and future health care issues

Work trying to help clients cope in their own homes? See 'Consultation on the Hospital Travel Costs Scheme' (consultation runs until 13th April) and Keeping it Personal - the clinical case for expanding the services provided by GPs, nurses, midwives, pharmacists and other key staff in the community

Work with Older People? RCN Report Two years on - caring in partnership: Older people and nursing staff working towards the future

Interested in bringing specialist care closer to home? See A Recipe for Care - Not a Single Ingredient

Interested in e-prescribing? E-Prescribing Can Improve Quality Of Healthcare

New Report published on relationship between information and improving health and healthcare

EU Cross Border Health services House of Commons Committee Report
Patient confidentiality guidance for e-health information

NICE asked to develop guidance on new treatments for breast and lung cancer, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, obesity and rheumatoid arthritis

A view of the NHS in 2007 - from a pharmacy perspective - interesting reading

See Demise of nursing is compromising patient care in the UK and then Death of nursing is greatly exaggerated, says RCN

Do you teach Health Informatics to nurses and midwives? If you do and you would be interested in taking part in a research study please contact Tim Johnson at the University of Worcester ASAP

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