Nurses and other NHS staff in England will be able to communicate with each other through the introduction of more integrated IT systems later this year, according to NHS Digital.
Nurses at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust have begun using mobile electronic devices to record patient observations as part of a digital revolution improving the care of patients.
The nurse who developed an early warning app for patients at Great Ormond Street Hospital says the device has “saved thousands of nursing hours”.
Photographs of nursing staff taken at Christmas time during the 1920s and 1930s are among those featured in a new digital archive of the history of healthcare services in Salisbury.
Nursing staff at hospitals in Southampton are introducing interactive whiteboards on wards, as part of a major digital transformation project.
Macmillan has appointed its first “digital nurse specialist” to help ensure people can get accurate online information about cancer.
Nurses and other health professionals will be expected to routinely ask patients about their sexual orientation in future, as part of new guidance on data monitoring in England.
Online patient feedback, such as posts on social media sites, can provide accurate near real-time representations of the quality of care in NHS hospitals, according to researchers.
The number of written complaints made about nurses has gone up by nearly 10% in a year, according to health service latest data.
NHS England appears to have shifted its position on the use of WhatsApp by staff in the NHS, with a softening of tone regarding the popular smartphone application.