Northern Ireland Archived News: 2006

December 2006

New CFH Briefing Paper on UK-wide, Cross Border e-records: UK cross-border transfer of electronic patient information

Work in Education? See the eHealth NHS-Connectivity Forum Presentations

NMC Update: The NMC's Chief Executive, Sarah Thewlis, will be speaking about the future direction of nursing at the New Connaught Rooms in London on Tuesday 23 January 2007 and importantly see NMC responds to Government Healthcare Regulation Consultation. If you are a Midwife see New Supervisor Standards

See your new HPSS Newsletter 'Health e-Future'

E-learning Database for Health

Interested in Competences? Opportunity to take part in a one day Skiils for Health Rationalisation Workshop in Belfast on 24th October email if you want more information

NMC this month: Don't forget the Consultation on the Fee

Work in education? Read about the NHS-HE Forum

Work as a nurse anywhere in the UK? Current NMC news: You can now read about Council members on line and NMC launches new leaflet on nurses and midwives who prescribe drugs - read the Leaflet. (Interested in the current review of the regulation of non-medical healthcare professions? See the RCN Response ). Last but by no means least - do take part in the NMC Consultation on increasing the annual fee from £43 to £80 from August 07

New report 'Modernising Nursing Careers' launched for Northern Ireland nurses

Changes to Childhood Immunisation programme in Northern Ireland from September 4th

Millions to be saved tackling prescription fraud and NI to link barcodes on prescriptions to EPRs

Patients 'miss 16m appointments' - could eHealth options offer any help? See The doctor will text you now: is there a role for the mobile telephone in health care?

Wikis, Podcasts and Blogs, used in Health-Related e-Learning and Educational Services Online

Welcome to the International Council of Nurses Innovations Database

A Department of Health Nursing Officer has outlined what parents should expect from their health visitors in Northern Ireland

Masters Development Opportunity

Significant improvements in patient safety at Sperrin Lakeland Trust

Work as a nurse anywhere in the UK? Current NMC news: New NMC President announced, NMC Announce Simulation and Practice Learning Project , The Regulation of the Non-Medical Healthcare Professions (see associated Report/Consultation Future of Healthcare Regulation ) and Fees Summary including annual fee

Podcasting for eHealth Nurses Network - do any of you fancy taking part in a similar thing to this - Peer podcasts for doctors' forum - if so - who would you like to question and/or what do you feel are the key current issues for nurses in Northern Ireland? please let us know

Inteteresting article: In Pursuit of Nursing’s Preferred Future

'Robust' tests on the cards for all doctors and nurses

Interested in Cardiovascular disease?

See all the latest DHSSPS Publications including Safety First

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

Goggins praises commitment of health service staff in Omagh and Enniskillen

Care for clients with psoriasis? New website

Paul Goggins MP has been appointed as Northern Ireland`s new Health Minister.

Work in Primary Care? 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

Monthly Hospital Waiting Times available on line. Health Minister Paul Goggins said he is absolutely committed to driving forward healthcare reform in Northern Ireland.

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

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

New RCN publication! Putting Information at the Heart of Nursing Care

Woodward announces most significant new child protection measures for a decade

New Standards aimed at raising the quality of health and social services in Northern Ireland

Telecare Solutions For Patients With Learning Difficulties. Knockeden, a supported living scheme in Northern Ireland, is a key example of telecare

Interested in Prescribing? Quality Use of Medicines (QUM) is one of the central objectives of Australia’s National Medicines Policy. What is QUM? Also read about research on QUM

Work in the Community and interested in the technology needed for an integrated healthcare community? Also see Why do nurses and health visitors, who are seeing exactly the same patients as GPs, need a different electronic record system? Do you agree? Does this reflect your practice in Northern Ireland?

February 2006

NMC Elections - Extension to close of voting in the Northern Ireland Ballots

eHealth For The Aged - A Market Or A Myth

See the Concordat which provides a framework for co-operation between the Department of Health and the departments or directorates concerned with health and social care in the UK Department of Health, and Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety Northern Ireland.

A computer test that nurses and all AHPs should have access to?

A new version of predictive risk software to help identify patients most at risk of emergency hospital admissions has been released

Work with children? See the Report 'Passing it on' - the Children's Rights Director's report on what children think about people who work with them passing on confidential information to each other.

January 2006

Be sure you are up to date with the new Resuscitation Guidelines 2005

RCN welcomes Northern Ireland health service restructuring and see Review of Public Administration Web page

Are you a midwife? The RCM Library now provides access for RCM members to a collection of 'top twenty' electronic textbooks in midwifery.

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