Archived News: May 2006

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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