19th March 2002

Learning to Manage Health Information

The NHS Information Authority has asked the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York to review and update the document Learning to Manage Health Information - A theme for clinical education, first published in 1999.

The review is intended to reflect the changes and developments in health care and information technology since 1999 and to produce updated guidance for developing health informatics education and training programmes. The review is due to be completed by 31 May 2002.

We are very keen to have the views of the wider network of organisations and individuals in this review and this e-mail is to alert you and your colleagues to who we hope to involve you over the next few weeks.

During April, we will be circulating our ideas about the main influences that need to be reflected in the new guidance. These will build on work already undertaken to evaluate the incorporation of the original advice into educational programmes and other research over the last two years. YOUR VIEWS ARE CRITICAL. We hope you will respond to our email questionnaire when you receive it.

In addition, we will be holding two special consultation focus group meetings on 3 Mary 2002 (north of England) and 9 May 2002 (London) to give you and your colleagues a further opportunity to comment and influence the changes needed. Further information on these events will follow shortly.

It would be helpful to aid the speed and accuracy of our correspondence if you could complete and return the attached form confirming your details and those of any other colleagues that you would like us to approach.

My colleagues and I look forward to receiving your comments during April and May. Meanwhile please feel free to contact me for any further information as follows:

Centre for Health and Social Care Management
University of York
Alcuin D Block, Heslington
York YO10 5DD
Telephone 01904 434138
Fax 01904 434163

NHSIA, University of York

Review of Learning to Manage Health Information

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