This is the first of a series of daily reports being posted from
Liverpool., from the 'Clinical Informatics - a healthy Alliance?'
conference, run jointly by the Nursing and Primary Health Care
Specialist groups of the British Computer Society.
This is the night before the conference & several attendees have
gathered in the Bar of the Gladstone Hotel. I have asked people to give
their pre-conference thoughts ....
Peter Murray here - not much to report so far - we're all sat in the
hotel bar (what a surprise), having struggled along various motorways,
traffic jams, train problems etc. Bonfire Night is probably not the best
night to make such a journey.
Patrick Saintas from Brighton- Long journey to get here! Not really
inspired yet to write anything useful yet- Reserved Judgment till
tomorrow when the conference starts properly. A bientot.
Just sorted out the finances with Keith...I've got to give up the villa
in Spain, Concorde flights and the membership to Stringfellows..then we
are ok. Must be something else as a perk being Chair...someone will
tell me one day - Graham Wright
Well, the av, the registration desk, the essential people, etc. are
here. Will we manage to get it all set up in time? Will Alison and
Graham get the av working? Will Graham remember what time he has to open
the conference tomorrow? Will anybody else turn up? Answers tomorrow! -
I never knew Graham had a villa in Spain! - Brian Layzell
The fact is there is a lot of earnest and serious discussion taking
place in this bar. The refreshments are non-alcoholic and all present
are focusing on the essential Nursing Specialist Group matters. This
meeting is a hub of interactive and interdisciplinary communication
based on the old formula of "information is best shared in a warm and
convivial atmosphere". This sets the mood for the whole Conference.
Watch this space - if the words become blurred its your eyesight not
alcoholic effects! Cheers to you all. Elaine.
I am relieved to be here in one piece and able to take part. Hopefully
we will have enough candidates to appreciate the work we have prepared
for tomorrow's focus group work. When will we build the bridges to
reach the influences rather than preaching to the converted? As we
really do only draw the already converted. Who will courageous enough
to venture into the brave new world. Where is Hiawatha?? I do hope
the group will survive into the millennium. Helen Sampson.
Not sure whether there will be any nurses from Primary Care here but at
least we tried!!! Hope all our hard work in organising a diversity of
speakers will pay off in delegates who are interested and want to learn
more. Just trust that all the computers and the projectors work
properly. It's not too late to come for Friday and Saturday, just turn
up to the Gladstone Hotel, Liverpool and ask for Judy
Hayes.............. Alison Young.
Lecturer, School of Nursing & Midwifery, University of Sheffield
Professional home page - http://www.shef.ac.uk/~nr1rw
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If you have any questions or comments please mail me; Rod@RodSpace.co.uk
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