Archived News: October 2005

Live in Scotland and/or work in telephone consultation? Read the latest report on NHS 24 and find other Scottish news on your very own page for Scotland

see NHS Connecting for Health Unveils First Stage of Communications Campaign and read the recent MORI study on NPfiT

Need to keep up to date about Infection Control? New FREE on-line course available from NHS Core Learning Programmes Unit

Work with children? New NICE Guideline to support the identification and management of Depression in children and young people in primary, community and secondary care and BNF for children is launched - register on-line

GPs across Britain are helping to build the world’s largest medical database for ethical research, which will be able to detect national flu epidemics in a matter of hours - the innovative QRESEARCH database

Your Health, Your Care, Your Say, a major public consultation exercise is underway - participants will be asked a number of questions about what they want from community health and social care services in their everyday lives. See also Why have Your health, your care, your say?

Work in General Practice? Remind your GP that the RCGP are consulting on the new GP curriculum - including whole section (4.2) on Information Technology (Consultation closes January 6th 2006) also the BMA has started a new BMA Working Party on NHS Information Technology

Work in Out of Hours? Read this Interesting Report (Patient Information Incident) examining how the names, addresses, telephone numbers and ages of people who had used the Out of Hours Service were accidentally released

Work in Informatics? The NHS Faculty of Health Informatics was launched on the 28th September 2005 - read about it and the National Occupational Standards for Health Informatics work and also see an example of the KSF applied to Informatics posts

Speech recognition helps King's meet cancer target

Interested in caring for COPD at home using technology? Read about a pioneering healthcare initiative

Work in Primary Care?see GP system choice being blocked and mocked and PCTs not funding essential practice upgrades

University College London NHS Foundation Trust has completed installation of an advanced wireless network, thought to be the largest yet implemented in the NHS

Online Journal of Nursing Informatics

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