Scotland Archived News: 2006
New Report on the management of information and IT in the NHS in
Work as nurse in Palliative Care in Scotland? Have your say on the Palliative Care Clinical Dataset Standards
New CFH Briefing Paper on UK-wide, Cross Border e-records: UK cross-border transfer of electronic patient information
Conference coming up in Glasgow on February 7th 2007 'E-Health - What does it mean in practice?' - book it in your diary now!
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
Are you working in a rural area of Scotland? See Shared Space at the e-Library
NMC this month: Don't forget the Consultation on the Fee
Interested in Competences? Skills for Health are holding an event in Stirling on November 9th - for more information email email@example.com
Have your say on data standards for Scotland - See the National Clinical Dataset Programme
Work in education? Read about the NHS-HE Forum
See Scotlands Health Improvement Agency , Health Scotland
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
Modernising Nursing Careers released
Scottish Clinical Information Management in Practice (SCIMP) Conference Sharing IT Safely Dunblane Hydro Hotel, Perthshire 31 October - 1 November 2006
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?
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 Scotland? please let us know
Inteteresting article: In Pursuit of Nursing’s Preferred Future
Care for clients with psoriasis? New website
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
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
Work in Mental Health in Scotland? See the current consultations on information sharing and discharge datasets on the One Patient, One Record Web Site NB This consultation closes on April 28th
Pilot evaluation of touch screen computers and kiosks has been carried out at the surgical and medical diabetes and orthopaedics clinics at Lothian University Hospital, Edinburgh.
Work in Care of the Elderly? See the Scottish Executive Consultation: Age and Experience, Consultation on the Strategy for a Scotland with an Ageing Population Have your say as soon as possible!
Visit the NHS Scotland eHealth & IM&T Strategy web page where you will find the Single Record Programmes Current status of projects (13 January 2006)
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 experiences in practice in Scotland?
February 2006 NewsThe NMC hereby gives notice of a by-election for the alternate member for specialist community public health nursing in Scotland
RCN Scotland have an e-Health theme at their Member Conference on March 6th - more details are available by contacting Luci.Pollard@rcn.org.uk or by calling 0131-662 6154
Scottish GPs are exercising their new right to choose their own IT systems with an exodus from the dominant GPASS (GP Administration System for Scotland).
See the Scottish ISD eHealth Newsletter
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.
Be sure you are up to date with the new Resuscitation Guidelines 2005
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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