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Website of the ASA NCEP
On 1st March 2000 and after several months of testing, the Ambulance Service Association National Clinical Effectiveness Project has launched its own website. The website will be at the centre of the Projects communication strategy to both collate and disseminate information about effective clinical practice.
It is hoped the site will develop into a one-stop location for clinically effective prehospital information, a resource to assist with lifelong learning, peer review and self-regulation. It will keep you updated with the latest news from the ASA, its various committees and any other relevant news. It will also house a database of clinical audit projects from all UK ambulance services, and list all you need to know about developments such as clinical governance and professionalism as they evolve.
The site is an interactive home to all information relating to the Project including:
CANDOUR online issues available including back issues
ASA/JRCALC Clinical Effectiveness Committee Aims and Objectives
Publications including -
Presentations copies of PowerPoint presentations made at AMBEX 1999 and the
Conference details AMBEX 2000, ASA/JCALC, NICE/CHIMP 2000 Plus Events etc.
A Whats New section for keeping up-to-date with news and updates
Includes an easy to read and use site map.
Links to the main website of the ASA
Contact the Project directly via email and a Feedback form
The continued development of the new website is already underway. Over the coming months items such as the Projects work programme for 2000/2001 will be published, clinical governance and clinical risk bulletins will be added. Also, in keeping with the last issue of Ambulance UK (February 2000) there will be a section which updates the work of the Joint ASA/JRCALC Clinical Effectiveness Committee.
It is also hoped a bulletin board can be incorporated to allow for on-line discussions/ feedback at the site to ensure the Project is in touch with what is happening on the front line. This will also facilitate the open and honest sharing of ideas and initiatives already talked about earlier in this issue of CANDOUR.
Your feedback will be appreciated in making the site friendly to use and full of useful content. It has not been created to be just a brochure of what the ASA Clinical Effectiveness Project does but a truly informative and interactive resource for use by all within the UK ambulance service.
So have a look around the site now, check it out and email the Project Office with your feedback.
Stop Press! The strengthened working relationship with the National Institute for Clinical Excellence and the launch of the official website of the Ambulance Service Association National Clinical Effectiveness Project will mean both parties have explicit links to each others sites to promote effective clinical practice throughout the NHS. In future, databases of effective clinical practice are likely to be shared across the ASA/NICE partnership interface with links to appropriate and relevant sites of interest (e.g. CHD NSF).
The development of the Project website, and its explicit links to the NICE website, allow for the improved awareness of issues surrounding prehospital care across the whole NHS raising the profile of the ASA and its members staff whilst highlighting effective clinical practice.