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

New Report: Understanding Patients’ Choices at the Point of Referral

Scottish MPs told criticism of GPASS 'overblown'

Calling all RCN members! Free afternoon event 'Celebrating eHealth' to be held in Cardiff on July 13th - Don't miss it!

CFH has new 'Myth Busters' page on web site plus there are currently Choice and Choose and Book road shows for staff responsible for communication and engagement

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 Institute’s 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 Prescriber in England? There are CFH e-Prescribing Workshops throughout June (Intensive Care Consultant Urges Clinicians to get Involved in ePrescribing Workshops) plus see the AANPE Position on Non Medical Prescribing and InPS and TPP get go-ahead on electronic prescriptions and Boots selects Spinal Tap for prescriptions

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

Interview: Sir Ian Carruthers: The steady hand

Call for More Women in IT Profession

Welcome to the First European eHealth News Portal!

Virgin to upgrade telemedicine across fleet

Calling patients, potential patients and carers everywhere - have you seen these web sites? Patient UK Please Ask - Don't miss them!

Calling all those who were at the Information in Nursing Forum Fringe Event at RCN Congress on Tuesday 25th April!
If you were at this event and have a question which you would have liked to ask but there wasn’t sufficient time (or even if you weren’t there and you have a question/point you would have liked to raise) – please complete this Feedback Form as soon as possible.

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?

See new NMC Standards of Proficiency for Nurse and Midwife Prescribers

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

Keen to understand more about Practice Based Commissioning? Also see the very useful Kings Fund Overview of the 2006/7 Operating Framework for NHS in England

Interested in the new arrangements for PCTs or Ambulance Trusts?

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)

Summaries from NHS Connecting for Health's nursing and midwifery conference 28 March 2006

Are you involved with the electronic single assessment process (SAP)?

Interested in Choose & Book? New Guidance on 'Extended' Choice plus see Thousands of C&B patients 'missing'

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