Archived News: September 2006

Live in England? Connecting for Health publishes Training standards under the web page heading: Education, Training and Development and The Common User Interface Programme (CfH) is currently looking for volunteers to take part in hazard assessment workshops in September - If you are interested please complete this Feedback (WORD) Form and email it to RCN

Live and work in one of the English regions? Implementation dates for hospitals continue to slip Be sure and visit your own regional page

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

Inteteresting articles this month: Telephone administered cognitive behaviour therapy for treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder and 'Tele-informatics': Using Technology to Traverse Space at the Speed of Care and Telehealth projects pave the way for wider use of assistive technology in patients' homes.

Very interesting Picker Institute Report on Patient-Focused Interventions - A Review of the Literature

DoH Doc 'Modernising Nursing Careers' launched with barely a mention of eHealth and ex Tescos Human Resource Chief appointed to head of NHS Workforce 'Development'

Work in Primary Care in England? Get to know about PRIMIS+ and The National Customer Representative Group for the PRIMIS+ Service

Work with Diabetics? See NICE and Diabetes: a summary of relevant guidelines

Work in Sexual Health in England? The Department of Health (DH) is undertaking a consultation to clarify policy on patient confidentiality and disclosure of information on STIs including HIV.

Interested in e-Records? News this month includes: Health records: consult on confidentiality now - about the Care Record Service (CRS) from an English perspective - whilst in Scotland read about the Emerency Care Summary (ECS): Changes to Health records - and for what's happening in Wales Read the Informing Healthcare Design Brief about the Individual Health Record (IHR). Northern Ireland are developing the Person Centred Information System (PCIS). (For those of you in England CRDB are holding their FREE annual conference Your Care, Your Record on 23rd Novrember in London). Lastly see: Call for national standards on remote access

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?

Survey on work-based e-learning and Wikis, Podcasts and Blogs, used in Health-Related e-Learning and Educational Services Online

Strike action threat over NHS Direct cuts

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