Multiple hospital trusts and other NHS organisations are suffering significant IT systems problems this afternoon amid an apparent major ransomware attack.
Up to five more NHS trusts look set to trial sophisticated tracking technology, as part of efforts to improve bed management and patient experiences.
Sensors in soap dispensers could soon be used to check whether nurses have washed their hands, the first trust to trial “TeleTracking” technology in the NHS has told Nursing Times.
Watching short health information films online, via smartphone or tablet, can help patients with type 2 diabetes reduce their blood glucose level, according to a small pilot study by UK researchers.
A national information sharing system launched two years ago to help nurses and other clinicians identify children at risk of abuse is still yet to be in operation among all local authorities and NHS trusts.
Nurses at major London hospital have helped develop and roll-out a vital signs mobile app that could potentially save up to 60 lives per year by identifying and treating deteriorating patients earlier.
Bandages that can detect how a wound is healing and send messages back to clinicians could be trialled in the UK within the next 12 months, according to scientists.
A “unique” smartphone app to help asthma patients manage their condition has been developed through a partnership involving academics and a pharmaceutical company.
A new technology application – or app – has been created that links healthcare providers and nurses directly, eliminating the need for an agency, according to its developers.
There have been large reductions in the number of overseas nurses coming to work in the English NHS from countries outside of Europe over the last seven or eight years, reveal latest statistics.