Scotland Archived News: 2005
Are you a newly qualified nurse, midwife or allied health professional? see the Newly Qualified Practitioner Development Programme
Interested in Information Governance? See new Report: Health on-line: public attitudes to data sharing in the NHS - research to find out more about what people in Scotland think about personal health information being stored on computer, and shared within the NHS
Retention and Disposal of Health Records - a CONSULTATION on new Guidance to NHS Scotland - Be sure and have you say in this consultation
Work in telephone consultation? Read the latest report on NHS 24
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
September 05: See the NHS Scotland 'One Patient, One Record' site
Work with children and young people? See the current consultation on cross agency information sharing and if you work with children in Scotland subscribe for The Child Health Generic Data Standards for Healthcare Information Consultation
August 05:Increase in NHS 24 callback times
New RCN Survey released: Nurses bypassed by NHS IT Projects 'Talk to the ground floor workers...ask us what we need...' See the link to the full survey on the bottom of this RCN Press Release
Care for the elderly? Project to enable clients to remain independent in their homes by receiving support to manage medicines effectively
Are you a nurse presriber? See Evaluation of extended formulary independent nurse prescribing
June 05: Edinburgh - Health Care Informatics Symposium 28 June 2005 from 9:30am to 5pm, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
See: Building a Health Service Fit for the Future - recommendation is become a modern NHS; using new technology to improve the standard and the speed of care, connect clinicians, involve patients in their own care and support the research vital to future wellbeing. Also see Common Scottish EHR in three years, report advises
Do you record B/P in your daily practice? Web site that evaluates the accuracy of options for blood pressure measurement
Do you keep a practice diary? The NMC advises that clinical information is not written in diaries, but in rare circumstances - if this is the case - then the information must be transcribed into the patient/client clinical records within a 48 hour period.
Informatics is about communication not technology, says Marina Copping, and nurses are expert communicators See Nursing Standard
Do You Care for Type 2 Diabetics? See the UKPDS Risk Engine Software - soon to be updated
May 05: New internet education service provided by NHS Education for Scotland
Scotland has shown progress in meeting NHS QIS Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) standards. Read about this report.
Framework for Nursing in General Practice published by the Scottish Executive
See the eHealth Chapter in the latest Report 'Health in Scotland 2004'
January 2005: NELH is now part of NLH - NELH reported 300,000 on-line visits in December- The NHS Education for Scotland e-Library also saw an increase, in this case by 25%, in usage compared to the same time last year. See zdnet