A new publication designed to help health visitors and community nurses travel faster down the information highway has been produced by the Community Practitioners’ and Health Visitors’ Association (CPHVA).
Information & Integration is a practical guide for busy community nurses who need to get to grips with the fast-moving health informatics revolution currently taking place in the NHS.
The book’s author, CPHVA Professional Officer, Anna Daley said that that community nurses are ‘at the vanguard’ of delivering services within primary care, but often seem ‘reluctant’ to embrace the opportunities offered by Information Management and Technology (IM&T).
She said: ‘Twenty-four hour banking and the internet offer us flexibility and more convenient access to services and information. And yet the NHS has been slower to adopt such approaches.’
‘However, this is changing with generous government investment across the UK to implement the world’s largest healthcare IT system.’
The book is available from TG Scott subscriber services. Tel: 01732 886 422
On-line sales www.cphvabookshop.com Price £7 for CPHVA members, £9.00
community nurses must have the right computer equipment and the necessary training. At present, too many community nurses have to share computers at work.
professional conference in Harrogate, 21-23 October 2004.