Archived News: June 2005
Live in England? Care Record Guarantee published Health Minister Lord Warner has announced tough new rules to ensure patients keep control over access to their health records See also Patients becoming apprehensive of NHS CRS and Commons to debate practice manager's opt-out case
Register today for a new e-seminar: Creating a Consolidated, Comprehensive Electronic Health Record Thursday, June 23, Noon - 1 p.m. CDT
Remind yourself whats currently in Connecting for Health the English IT Programme
Ethics Working Party (RCN representation) Report recommends Healthcare institutions should review existing arrangements for providing advice and education, and for developing and implementing guidelines on the recognition and handling of ethical uncertainties and dilemmas in clinical practice.
NMC publish new documents on How to Complain about a Nurse or Midwife - covering England, Northern Ireland and Wales
Do you keep a practice diary? The NMC advises that clinical information is not written in diaries, but in rare circumstances - if this is the case - then the information must be transcribed into the patient/client clinical records within a 48 hour period.
Informatics is about communication not technology, says Marina Copping, and nurses are expert communicators See Nursing Standard
Do you record B/P in your daily practice? Web site that evaluates the accuracy of options for blood pressure measurement
Do You Care for Type 2 Diabetics? See the UKPDS Risk Engine Software - soon
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