Amicus/CPHVA and Amicus/MHNA- Questionnaire for health visitors and community nurses.

MAKE IT HAPPEN SURVEY – May 2006

In June 2001 Amicus/CPHVA launched the Make IT Happen campaign – the IT standing for Information Technology and carried out a survey of members. The aim was to see that every health visitor and community nurse had desktop access to a computer, appropriate software and the core set of tools promised by the government.

We carried out a second survey in 2003 and three years on we want to see what progress has been made.

The results of the last survey – in conjunction with the Mental Health Nurses Association (MHNA) - were much quoted. Help make this survey an equally potent campaigning tool. Please fill out the short questionnaire and return it to:

Shaun Noble (Make IT Happen), Amicus/CPHVA, 33-37 Moreland Street, London EC1V 8HA either by post or electronically. Email: [email protected]

This questionnaire can also be found on the Amicus/CPHVA and Amicus/MHNA websites
amicus-cphva.org and www.amicus-mhna.org

The deadline for return of replies is 4.00pm, Friday, 16 June 2006.


Please answer the following questions:

1. Do you currently have access at work to? (Please tick relevant boxes)?
Fixed desk based computer Yes No
Laptop computer Yes No
Mobile phone Yes No
Email Yes No
Internet Yes No
Fax Yes No
Handheld computer/PDA Yes No

2. Have you received any of the above since February 2003, (Please tick box if you have)
Computer Handheld computer/PDA Mobile phone Email Internet Fax

3a. If you still don’t have access to the relevant equipment at work, are their plans for you to have access to equipment? (Please tick relevant boxes)

Fixed desk based computer Yes No Date computer (month/year)
Laptop computer Yes No Date computer (month/year)
Mobile phone Yes No Date computer (month/year)
Email Yes No Date computer (month/year)
Internet Yes No Date computer (month/year)
Fax Yes No Date computer (month/year)
Handheld computer/PDA Yes No Date computer (month/year)

3b. If you have access to a computer at work, is it for your sole use? Yes No

3c. Has this sole use been achieved since February 2003 (Please tick box) Yes No

3d. If you still have to share a computer, how many colleagues do you have to share with? (Please tick relevant box)
1 2 3 4 More than (state how many)

4. If you have a computer at work, can you access the following (Please tick relevant boxes)?

The NHS Net Yes No Don't know
Internet Yes No Don't know
Trust/employer information system Yes No Don't know
Child health information system Yes No Don't know
GP or community information system Yes No Don't know
For example, EMIS, GPASS (Please state system used)


5. Has access to the following been achieved since February 2003. Please tick box if
answer is YES.

The NHS Net Yes No
Internet Yes No
Trust/employer information system Yes No
Child health information system Yes No
GP or community information system Yes No
For example, EMIS, GPASS (Please state system used)

6. How far do you have to travel to have access to a computer?

It is in the office where I work I have to travel miles (state how many miles)


7a. Have you ever had training to use a computer and/or searching the internet?
Yes No

7b. If YES, please give details..

7c. Was the training the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)?
Yes No

7d. Which modules did you complete? (Please specify)…

7e. Has this training taken place since February 2003?
Yes No

7f. If you have still not received training, is any planned?
Yes No

If YES, when?

8a At home, do you have the following? (Please tick relevant boxes.)
Computer Yes No
Handheld computer/PDA Yes No
Mobile phone Yes No
Email Yes No
Internet Yes No
Fax Yes No

8b. At home, if you have the following, do you use them to support your work? (Please tick relevant boxes.)
Computer Yes No Don't know
Handheld computer/PDA Yes No Don't know
Mobile phone Yes No Don't know
Email Yes No Don't know
Internet Yes No Don't know
Fax Yes No Don't know

8c. Do you receive recompense from your employer for their use at home? (Please tick relevant boxes.)
Computer Yes No
Handheld computer/PDA Yes No
Mobile phone Yes No
Email Yes No
Internet Yes No
Fax Yes No

8d Please specify the nature of the recompense

9. If you had the full range of IT equipment available and the right training, your job performance would improve. (Please tick the relevant box.)
Significantly
A little
It would be about the same
Donít know

10. If you think that your performance would be improved, please name the most significant way in which this improvement would show itself. Please number three boxes, 1 being the most significant and 3 being the third less significant.


my professional knowledge would be increased
better communication would mean I could plan my day better
clients would benefit because I had faster access to new information
it would assist me to keep better records
it would improve teamwork / multidisciplinary working

Any additional comments?



11. Are you aware of what is happening within your country in regard to progressing to electronic care records?

Yes No

11a. If yes, can you say what you think is happening?

12. Have you been involved in current or planned solutions (work) towards electronic care records? Please tick relevant box.
Yes No

12(a) If yes, can you say how you have been involved?


13. If you work in England, have you heard of the National Programme for Information Technology (NPfIT)?
Yes No

14. If you work in England, have you heard of Connecting for Health?
Yes No

15. If you work in England, do you know which cluster you are working in?
Yes No

15a. If Yes, can you tick the cluster you are working within?
London
North-East
Eastern
Southern
North-West and West Midlands

15b. Please tick for country of employment?
England
Scotland
Wales
N. Ireland

15c. I am a ...(Please tick relevant box)
Health Visitor
School Nurse
Practice Nurse
District Nurse
Nursery Nurse
Community Mental Health Nurse
Other please specify

15d. If you are a community mental health nurse, what sort of service do you work in? (Please specify)


Your details:

Name

Address

Postcode

Email

Telephone

Name of employer(PCT etc..)

THANK YOU FOR HELPING US MAKE IT HAPPEN