Northern Ireland Archived News: 2007
Minister to consult with frontline healthcare staff on draft budget
Work as a Midwife? New consensus statement from The National Childbirth Trust: Making normal birth a reality
Minister highlights key challenges of future public health
Hospital waiting lists continue to fall
McGimpsey launches nursing recruitment campaign
Launch of nursing care standards for patient food in hospital
New reports published:
Knowledge, Skill and Attitude of NI DHSSPS Healthcare Professionals Towards Information And Communication Technology
An investigation of the emergent professional issues experienced by nurses when working in an e-health environment
This month's NMC Update:Resuscitation of Patients: new guidance ; NMC to host summit on the Regulation of healthcare support workers ; Updated guidance on how to refer a registrant to the NMC
Work as a School Nurse or with Children? 11 - 17 year olds willing to give their opinion about electronic health records sought by RCN for new survey
This month's NMC Update: Standards to support learning and assessment in practice ; Review of pre-registration nursing education and Help the NMC review its website
McGimpsey launches all-Island mental health promotion campaign
Work with children and young people? - see the Partnership for Health web site plus Top Tips for Positive Parenting
£15.2million investment boost for Craigavon hospital
Minister moves to improve access to dental services
Minister acknowledges role of complementary therapies
Interesting Eu Document Health Systems in Transition: The Northern Ireland Report
SEPTEMBER NMC Update: The NMC has had reports of an email scam ; NMC Fee Rise - Your questions answered
HPC Update: Health Professions Council launches fourth Fitness to Practise annual report
New maternity allowance for Northern Ireland’s pre-registration student nurses and midwives.
Minister welcomes Stroke Awareness Week
FREE OFFER to all nurses! Access to Sage Health and Nursing Journals for a limted period
Aged between 40 and 69 and willing to input into a UK wide research initiative? See BioBank
Read the latest Wanless Review: Our Future Health Secured
FONS Research opportunity: Up to £5000 will be available for nurse-led healthcare teams who are committed to developing and changing practice through research
AUGUST NMC Update: NMC issues new advice for delegation to non-regulated healthcare staff; Advice Sheet Plus Last chance to have your say on the Code!
Pay awards for healthcare professionals in Northern Ireland will match NHS pay awards.
Altnagelvin hospital system crashes
Work in Primary Care? Why not take part in the Information Centre's 2006-7 UK General Practice Workload Survey
UK-Wide PUBLIC HEALTH SKILLS AND CAREER FRAMEWORK Consultation runs until September 21st - Have your say!
Are you a Midwife? Read your latest RCM Newsletter Also see Safety in maternity conference - presentations, video clips and DVD
NMC Update: IMPORTANT NMC CONSULTATION: The Code is evolving - have your say and NMC Annual Midwifery conference - Call for Papers
McGimpsey issues effects of the troubles literature review
The Minister for Health has said he wants to introduce a bespoke contract for dental services in Northern Ireland.
Almost £12 million will be available during this financial year to provide a range of community services, including respite care
'Midwives play such a vital role'
Cambio gets smart on patient wristbands and Standardising wristbands improves patient safety
The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust offers Fellowships to British Citizens resident in the UK and from all walks of life to acquire knowledge and experience abroad*.
The Commonwealth Fund invites promising mid-career professionals— to apply for a unique opportunity to spend up to 12 months in the United States as a Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice
NMC Update: NMC Annual Midwifery Conference: call for papers and Annual Lecture puts Patients Centre Stage - the "speech also touched upon the need for practitioners to 'live and breathe' the values and ethics underpinning their codes of practice - such as the Code of Conduct, currently under review"
NURSES EVERYWHERE in the UK - Please TAKE PART IN THE CURRENT RCN IT SURVEY - NOW! Please tell us about your experiences of the developement of the electronic patient record (EPR) in your country or region
McGimpsey says there must be a joined up approach to the challenges to of rural living
Publication of the march 2007 Northern Ireland waiting list statistics
550 Northern Irish barristers to register with the ICO in May
Useful overview of the UK eHealth Programmes
Patient Opinion web Site goes UK-Wide
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and Active Health Partners survey finds mental ill health is UK's second largest cause of sickness absence
Work in an acute care area? Please take part in a survey on the Impact of Health Information Technology on the Role of Nurses and Interdisciplinary Communication
Work in cardiac care? Please take part in Cardiac Point of Care Survey
The Minister for Health, Michael McGimpsey has committed £28million in funding for two new Health and Care Centres in Belfast.
Opportunities for learning disabled must be improved
NMC agrees latest version of the New Code of Conduct
Have a look at the Hospital Guide
Mobile phone that monitors health developed
What's new in mobile healthcare?
Diabetes prescribing decision support tool launched
Take part in the 2007 State of Information Security Survey
See the new Nuffield Report: Electronic Personal Health records: emergence and implications for the UK
Northern Ireland Agrees Away Forward On Modernising Junior Doctors Training
NMC Update: About the NMC Read about the main items from the recent NMC Council Meeting
NMC Update: NMC Announces New Quality Assurance Contracts for Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales Also see the Q&A Media Briefings on Advanced Practice and the New Code of Conduct
Are you interested in the eHealth educational needs of nursing? Read this discussion document - and see if you agree with Professor Dame June Clark and Sharon Levy.
Health Minister Paul Goggins said that there will be no let up in the drive to meet waiting time targets for surgery and outpatient appointments.
Work in Mental Health? SANE launches new email support service
Major new report shows the impact of dementia in the UK - dementia costs the UK £17 billion a year.
Interested in e-learning? New Report on a Research Study available
See the QNI awards schemes that offer funding and support for practice-based or research projects (currently seeking applications)
NMC Update! NEW Draft NMC Code out for Consultation Be SURE and have your say!
IMPORTANT read this very carefully! If YOU were one of the nurses - or other healthcare colleagues - who were invited to take part in the DHSSPS Professional Staff Perceived Proficiency, Knowledge and Attitude Towards Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Survey - and you have not yet responded - please do this NOW - It is IMPORTANT that if you were NOT approached that you do NOT respond please
Day Of Action 3 March 2007 Rally in Belfast from 12pm in the Cornmarket, Belfast City Centre.
What web-based information do you need at the point of care? The RCN has launched an online survey, which will run until March 2007, to poll as many nursing and midwifery professionals as possible, to ensure that it has a solid view of their needs.
EU Cross Border Health services House of Commons Committee Report
New Report published on relationship between information and improving health and healthcare
Work with Older People? RCN Report Two years on - caring in partnership: Older people and nursing staff working towards the future
Northern Ireland's NEW Space to Breath Web Site and see "Space to Breath " For Everyone - Goggins
Northern Ireland to invest in telehealth
Health Minister Paul Goggins has launched a pilot mentoring scheme aimed at providing additional support for those who self-harm
NI Cancer Screening Programmes Website
New RCN publication not to be missed! Competency Framework for information sharing in nursing practice
Great free e-learning opportunity for NHS nurses wherever you are in the UK! See NHS staff to be first for Office 2007 and Free E-Learning Modules for NHS staff
Care for clients with LTC's? The Combined Predictive Model predicts risk of admission to hospital across an entire patient population. Have a look at this new tool
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