Plans to digitalise all maternity records in England have taken a step forward with the publication of new guidelines to ensure data is consistent and can be shared seamlessly between care providers.
Nursing and social care staff are being urged to post “ideas, questions and challenges” on a new digital platform that is being launched as part of a major new national engagement exercise.
The object in question resembles a toddler’s drinking cup. It’s plastic and there’s a lid from which protrudes a wide, circular spout. But you won’t find a Thomas the Tank Engine logo on it, as this receptacle – the plastic spouted beaker – is what many older patients in care homes and some NHS wards are given to drink from.
Making the most of digital technology can help tackle staffing shortages and ensure nurses spend more time on direct patient care, according to a nurse who hopes to convince others of the benefits.
The goal of transforming healthcare using digital technology will fail unless nurses are allowed to participate in the process of designing new IT systems, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.
Automated triage and “bedside robots” are among technological innovations that could help address staffing shortages and free up nurses to spend more time with patients, according to a major review of health and social care.
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Health and social care charity Sue Ryder is to pilot an online bereavement service to support people dealing with grief.
Nurses must not share passwords or leave patient data onscreen, as part of a new focus on data protection in the NHS.
The adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and similar technology by a major London trust will help nurses, rather than put roles at risk, managers have insisted.
New technology is being trialled at 15 trusts in a bid to make bank shifts more attractive and reduce the need for agency nurses, including instant payment and the ability to “opt out” of pension arrangements to earn a higher rate for extra work.