Archived News: June 2005

Live in Wales? See the New Informing Healthcare web site and see all your other Welsh news on the eNWI page

Live in Scotland? See: Building a Health Service Fit for the Future and read the Scottish Executive's Review of NHS 24 and see your Scotland page - there's lots more Scottish news there this month!

Live in Northern Ireland? See Belfast Children Wanted to Shape Future Nurses and your Northern Ireland Page for all the news

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

Updated NMC Guidelines on Records & Record Keeping

Register today for a new e-seminar: Creating a Consolidated, Comprehensive Electronic Health Record Thursday, June 23, Noon - 1 p.m. CDT

Health Record and Communication Practice Standards for Team Based Care

RCN/NPfiT Eastern Region Event See the presentations See the Eastern Region page

RCN's Survey of the Information Needs of Nurses, Health Care Assistants, Midwives and Health Visitors

Patients and doctors need more training about over-the-counter medicines, says BMA

NHS Connecting for Health has agreed, subject to contract, to permit Fujitsu to replace IDX's Carecast product with Cerner's Millennium product.

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

NHS health researchers to get new IT to aid the process

London Thursday 14 July Meeting at RSM: eHealth support to chronic disease management

Chair appointed to the NHS Institute of Innovation and Improvement

UCLH system delayed ahead of key move

'Robo-doc' works hospital rounds

Do you record B/P in your daily practice? Web site that evaluates the accuracy of options for blood pressure measurement

English Choose and Book set to miss 2005 targets

E-learning for the NHS

MHRA set to e-communicate with pharmaceutical industry - see e-readiness questionnaire

Do You Care for Type 2 Diabetics? See the UKPDS Risk Engine Software - soon to be updated

Integrating Services: Richard Humphries appointed as Care Services Improvement Partnership (CSIP) Chief Executive

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