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15 October 2004

 

 

NEW BOOK FOR COMMUNITY NURSES ‘TRAVELLING DOWN THE INFORMATION HIGHWAY’

Information & Integration - a CPHVA publication

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

non-members.

  • The CPHVA through its Make IT Happen campaign has consistently urged that

community nurses must have the right computer equipment and the necessary training. At present, too many community nurses have to share computers at work.

  • The book will be available from the publication stand the CPHVA’s annual

professional conference in Harrogate, 21-23 October 2004.

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NOTE TO NEWS EDITORS

A PDF of the book’s cover is attached along with this press release.

For media review copies of Information & Integration, please contact:

Shaun Noble Communications Officer ( (020) 7939 7043

mobile ( 07768 69 39 40

CPHVA press releases can be seen on the CPHVA website: amicus-cphva.org

The CPHVA - the UK’s third largest nursing union - represents health visitors, school nurses, practice nurses, district nurses and nursery nurses working in the community in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The CPHVA is a professional section of the Amicus trade union

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