Scotland Archived News: 2006

December 2006

New Report on the management of information and IT in the NHS in Scotland Read also the Press Release and a shorter document outlining Key Messages

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

Scottish Centre for Telehealth launched

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

NHS Scotland aims for electronic records from 2010

See the The Health and Social Care Data Dictionary and Scotland mandates online patient data dictionary

GP wins award for recall system

E-learning Database for Health

Scottish ECS proving a success

NHS Grampian to get in-car telemedicine

Are you working in a rural area of Scotland? See Shared Space at the e-Library

Delay to Scottish primary care software report

NMC this month: Don't forget the Consultation on the Fee

Children's services system wins national IT award

Interested in Competences? Skills for Health are holding an event in Stirling on November 9th - for more information email

Have your say on data standards for Scotland - See the National Clinical Dataset Programme

Do Not Miss This - there is to be a launch conference of the Scottish Centre for Telehealth in Dunblane Hydro Hotel, Dunblane on 25/26th October 2006.

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

Changes to Health records in Scotland- Read about the ECS Publicity blitz for Scotland's Emergency Care Summary

NHS 24 has improved, says health minister

NHS Fife begins electronic discharge summary project

Suicide rates in Scotland higher than rest of UK

Modernising Nursing Careers released

Wikis, Podcasts and Blogs, used in Health-Related e-Learning and Educational Services Online

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?

Welcome to the International Council of Nurses Innovations Database

Independent assessment panels judging on the shape of out-of-hours health services should take into account community views as presented to the local NHS Board, Health Minister Andy Kerr said today.

NHS helpline blamed for deaths of two misdiagnosed callers

NHS Lothian Physiotherapy Advice Web Site

Masters Development Opportunity

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

'Robust' tests on the cards for all doctors and nurses

Inteteresting article: In Pursuit of Nursing’s Preferred Future

NEW! Review of Nursing in the Community out now for consultation – be sure to read it and respond!

Are you a nurse or a midwife? Changes to the PREP standard from July 1st

Take part in the current RCN Survey - Your e-health depends on IT

Scottish MPs told criticism of GPASS 'overblown'

Scottish NHS Boss Pleased at Clinical IT Engagement

The Diabetes Research Campaign launched a major fundraising drive for diabetes research with a "people's launch" in Scotland this week.

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

Calling patients, potential patients and carers everywhere - have you seen these web sites? Patient UK Please Ask - Don't miss them!

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

iSoft Synergy clears Scottish accreditation hurdle

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)

Interested in Prescribing? Quality Use of Medicines (QUM) is one of the central objectives of Australia’s National Medicines Policy. What is QUM? Also read about research on QUM

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 News

The 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 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.

See the revised Devolution concordat on health and social care: UK Department of Health and the Scottish Executive

eHealth For The Aged - A Market Or A Myth

A computer test that nurses and all AHPs should have access to?

A new version of predictive risk software to help identify patients most at risk of emergency hospital admissions has been released

Be sure you are up to date with the new Resuscitation Guidelines 2005

Traffic doubles on new NHS24 website

AxSys wins major Scottish system contract

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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