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

Scottish practices indicate interest in systems switch

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

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

BNF for children is launched - register on-line

Online Journal of Nursing Informatics

September 05: See the NHS Scotland 'One Patient, One Record' site

LSC Group secures major NHS knowledge management contract with NHS 24

2005 A&E Waiting Times Survey released

Cisco to create N3 for Scotland

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

Interested in Genetics? You can help with a project aiming to create a web based education resource for the nursing professions
Information [word]
Poster [pdf]

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

Royal Society to investigate impact of communication technologies on healthcare

NICE to assess the feasibility of evaluating computerised decision support systems

July 05: NHS Lothian signs £6.8 million contract for new IT system from TrakHealth

NHS Scotland publishes GP QoF Statistics

Care for the elderly? Project to enable clients to remain independent in their homes by receiving support to manage medicines effectively

Scots outline their priorities for health in new BMA survey

Policy Pages on the RCN website

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

See the Scottish Executive's Review of NHS 24

Scottish Company leads the way with voice recognition software

RCN's Survey of the Information Needs of Nurses, Health Care Assistants, Midwives and Health Visitors

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

Scottish GPs win choice over practice systems

Siemens chosen for eye screening in Scotland

Scotland has shown progress in meeting NHS QIS Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) standards. Read about this report.

April 2005: Work in out of hours? Emergency care summary set to rollout in Scotland
This is part of Scotland's eHealth Strategy

Framework for Nursing in General Practice published by the Scottish Executive

See the eHealth Chapter in the latest Report 'Health in Scotland 2004'

March 2005: The Scottish Executive Health Department (SEHD) is considering the procurement of an alternative IT system for Scottish GPs.

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

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