Archived News: January 2007
NMC Update January 2007: The NMC's Chief Executive, Sarah Thewlis, will be speaking about the future direction of nursing at the New Connaught Rooms in London on Tuesday 23 January 2007; Current on-line poll: Should student nurses and midwives be regulated? - add your vote!
New RCN publication not to be missed! Competency Framework for information sharing in nursing practice plus some interesting articles and reports: It's about people, not technology and 2006 - a curate's egg for Connecting for Health and NHS programme can get back on track - The Way Forward for NHS Health Informatics
Care for clients with LTC's? The Combined Predictive Model predicts risk of admission to hospital across an entire patient population. Have a look at this new tool
Struggle to implement NICE Guidance? See Shared learning: implementing NICE guidance
Work in Primary Care? In England see BT investigates slow connections for GPs and GPSoC delivery goes local in IT devolution -and PRIMIS CHART e-audit tool launched and Increasing Utilisation of Choose and Book- a series of events to be held in early 2007, one for each Strategic Health Authority in Scotland see Life after GPASS
Interested in e-Learning? E-learning Must be 'More Innovative'
Interested in latest issues related to e-records? See Summary Care Record Taskforce Report ; Patients to be able to veto spine uploads ; Opt-out consent model to be kept for SCR ; CRDB Information Governance Review ; Call for pay to discuss records with patients ; whilst in the USA - Firms Collaborate to Create "Medical Internet" and US Citizens in Favour of Electronic Health Records
Interested in SNOMED? RCGP urges 'universal and rapid' SNOMED deployment
Interested in Commissioning? See Audit Commission's Payment by Results Assurance Framework Pilot results and recommendations and IC and Newchurch partner to provide info services and see a new Report Effective Commissioning
Care for patients who have suffered a Stroke? New Stroke Toolkit
Interested in Telephone Consultation? Use of NHS Direct website accelerates and Stomach and jaw pain dominated calls to NHS Direct, the health service's telephone helpline, over Christmas, statistics show.