Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has “set expectations” for trusts to boost their use of e-rostering technology in order to better manage ward staffing levels and improve flexible working opportunities.
Prime minister Theresa May has today set out a series of new policies aimed at improving mental health provision, including more than £80m of spending commitments to improve digital access and expand community services.
Nurses and doctors are to take part in a sepsis screening pilot at a trust in Nottingham from this month, which will ensure every patient is automatically assessed for the disease when their vital signs are recorded electronically.
A Facebook post written by a student nurse, which defended the vital role of healthcare assistants, has gone viral.
There has been an “encouraging rise in survival” among patients with lung cancer, according to a major audit, but contact with nurse specialists remains too low.
Study sparks sharp response from Department of Health
Public Health England has launched a new online “breastfeeding friend chatbot” designed to support and encourage new mothers to keep breastfeeding.
Ward staff at Weston General Hospital in Somerset are switching to smartphone-based technology to communicate patient details and replace its old paper-based system for ward assessments.
A new specialist wound medicine centre, which recently opened in Kent, is to trial an innovative new digital application – or “app” – that should help nurses to monitor pressure ulcers.
The number of whole-time equivalent nurses and health visitors working for the NHS fell by more than 1,000 in six months during 2016, according to latest official workforce figures.