Archived News: March 2005

Are you a nurse prescriber? See this Consultation - The options for the future of independent prescribing by extended formulary nurse prescribers. Scroll down the MHRA page and click on: Consultation letter MLX 320. Also give your views on the Association of British Pharmaceutical Industry's Code of Practice - see Stakeholder Feedback option on bottom of page

Interested in nurse e-prescribing? See First ETP pilot goes live under the national programme (England)

Interested in e-Learning? A 2-day "learning & sharing" event is planned at Weetwood Conference Centre, Leeds, on 22-23 March 2005. Places will be free of charge but limited and allocated on the basis of first come, first served.

Interested in Practice-Based Commissioning? BMA highlights potential issues around it's link with NPfiT Choose & Book - What do nurses/professional nursing organisations think?

Work in the Community? Awards of up to £2,500 are available to help you implement your ideas to improve care - Apply before April 29th for the Queens Nursing Institute Developing Practice Awards - why not use this to add eHealth options to your practice?

Live near Cambridge? RCN Eastern region, together with the Clinical Engagement Team of the National Programme for IT (Eastern Cluster), are holding a study day on Monday 11 April at the University Arms Hotel, Cambridge - find out more

Work in Northern Ireland? The HPSS Information & Communications Technology (ICT) Programme Launch will take place on 9th MARCH 2005 - more about this as soon as we hear - keep visiting

Work in Wales? See your page All-Wales eHealth Nursing Group. Thank you to all of you who have completed Contact Forms to date - you should now have been added to the Group's Listserve and received a Wecome message. There is still a need to get yourself registered with Informing Healthcare itself at

Work in Scotland? Scotland considering buying replacement GP system according to ehealth Insider- See your own Scotland page

Work in England? Try to work out what's to be offered to nurses by visiting 'Who's Who' at NPfiT and CRDB and Clinical Champions and by reading eHealth Insider's report on new clinical representative groups.... Also see the Medix 08 - npfit response . Latest issue of 'Making IT Work' (from NPfiT) available at

Regular NPfiT operational situation updates (relating to SPINE, Network (N3), Choose & Book and SAP in England) now available on web site at

Interesting article: Use of email for patient communication in student health care: a cross-sectional study

Decision Support in the Palm of you Hand? See the EMIS Palm Mentor Demo

InPractice Systems set to sign for the South: Fujitsu Alliance, Local Service Provider for the Southern cluster, looks set to finalise contract negotiations with InPractice Systems to supply a version of its Vision 3 system as the 'alternative' GP software solution according to eHealth Insider . InPS and DXS team up to give Vision users FREE Decision Support Solution

Read Professor Protti's first World Review report on the Value of Investing in Computer Technology

The Electronic Transmission of Prescriptions (England) has started its roll-out at a limited number of initial implementer sites

NHS CRS delayed by nine months in South of England