Archived News: January 2007

Great free e-learning opportunity for NHS nurses wherever you are in the UK! See NHS staff to be first for Office 2007 and Free E-Learning Modules for NHS staff

Northern Ireland to invest in telehealth

NHS 24 to take non-emergency 999 calls and the West Lothian Telecare Report

Two-thirds in Wales access health information online

Lord Hunt returns as NHS IT minister and be sure and see the New 2007-8 Operating Framework's: Guidance on Preparation of local IM&T Plans for IM & T

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

Work in Out of Hours? See Out of hours record systems review ordered by DH (England) and NHS 24 to take non-emergency 999 calls (Scotland)

Interested in Telecare? Two very informative new Reports published - one from Kent and one from West Lothian

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

The National Health Service (NHS) in England faces a shortage of nurses and family doctors over the next four years

Seen the Cardiovascular Diseases Specialist Library?

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.

High-tech radios rollout for ambulances in 2007

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