BCS launches new NHS IT qualification

A new qualification, NHS ELITE (NHS eLearning IT Essentials), has been launched by the British Computer Society and Department of Health IT agency Connecting for Health.
Officially launched at last week’s Healthcare Computing 2008 conference, the new qualification, accredited by the BCS, helps to consolidate the IT skills of NHS staff by offering valuable hands-on IT training from using a keyboard and mouse, through to email, web and file management skills.
The qualification has been designed to complement the existing NHS eLearning for Health Information Systems (BCS NHS Health) qualification, which provides staff with the training they need to comply with rules on information governance, data protection and patient confidentiality when using health information systems implemented locally through the National Programme for IT.
The BCS says BCS NHS Health is the first computer skills syllabus in the world specifically for users of healthcare systems and covers some of the broad issues, challenges and benefits of using electronic patient information systems.


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