New national child index welcomed29th January 2009
The Royal College of Nursing has welcomed the launch of a national electronic child database that enables health practitioners to quickly identify which services a child is using.
The new system, called ContactPoint, will only be available to authorised staff who need it to do their jobs and will not include medical records. Those providing a sensitive service - in the fields of sexual health, mental health and substance abuse - will be required to seek informed consent from the young person before recording their contact details on it.
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Title: New national child index welcomed
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 9981
Date Added: 29th Jan 2009