Archived News: June 2006
Take part in the current RCN Survey - Your e-health depends on IT
Are you a nurse or a midwife? Changes to the PREP standard from July 1st
Calling all RCN members! Free afternoon event 'Celebrating eHealth' to be held in Cardiff on July 13th - Don't miss it!
Work in Sexual Health in England? Take part in the consultation around a Common Data Set for Sexual Health (CDSSH)
Learning from the London Bombings - Read the Report
Read about the Government IT Profession and get involved!
The NHS Institutes Delivering Quality and Value team have produced a new document which outlines the nine key opportunities for the NHS to improve productivity and efficiency
ACENDIO 2007 Call for Abstracts
Work in Primary Care? See the Depression in Primary Care Web Site plus the latest updates from the Faculty of Family Planning and Dr Foster Intelligence free trial offered to GPs
Are you a Cardiac nurse? Interesting article Cardiac nurses and clinical decision making in an information age and the dangers of 'phoning a friend'
Involved in PbR? DH is seeeking feedback
Care for clients with psoriasis? New website
Calling all those who were at the Information in Nursing Forum Fringe Event at RCN Congress on Tuesday 25th April!
Last few days before you miss this feedback opportunity... CFH in England have launched a new consultation which addresses the 'Best Current Evidence Strategy' - so, if you have an interest in issues around use of evidence, decision support, defining 'knowledge' etc (and you should have - wherever you work) - do take time to read this document, discuss it with colleagues and then send your comments to CFH. Also see The Map of Medicine in Partnership with NLH
Live in Scotland? - why not attend this seminar The EPR and Clinical Teams: Where Are We Now? to be held at RCS Edinburgh on 19th June
Work in Informatics? See The Future Leaders Scheme.
Live in Northern Ireland and work as a Midwife? Then join midwives from across the UK for the NMC Annual Midwifery Conference which will be held on Thursday 15 June in Belfast.
New RCN publication! Putting Information at the Heart of Nursing Care
Work in NHS Direct in England? Read - and respond to - the NHS Direct consultation on transforming services
Are you a School Nurse? A Midwife? Or are you just interested in Mobile Phone Text Based Consultation? RCN Information in Nursing Forum with IHCS Bournemouth University have produced an Investigation of Current Practice and Associated Best Practice Guidelines
Are you a Prescriber?
also read new BMA Report on Adverse Drug Reactions
Are you a midwife? Then join midwives from across the UK for the NMC Annual Midwifery Conference which will be held on Thursday 15 June in Belfast. (NB incorporates a lecture by Sir Muir Gray NHS CFH England)
Work in Primary Care in England? CFH has released A practical guide to NHS Connecting for Health for primary care teams and there's more - see another CFH document The Initial Generation and Continuing Refreshment of the GP Summary Care record: The Way Forward plus see Data accreditation guidelines made available to GPs
Work in Primary Care and interested in Cardio Vascular Disease? New Free Live Webcast learning opportunity starts 30th May 2006, at 2pm with Reducing risk in cardiovascular disease: Achieving goals and targets
Work in Out-of-Hours? See the new NAO Report The Provision of Out of Hours Care in England
No matter where you work - Interested in how Cross Party Select Committees work? Interesting free video available 'Scrutiny Uncovered' and read the publications of the Health Committee (eg on ITCs, changes to PCTs, OOH etc)