Nearly a third of NHS trusts running community hospitals have not met their targets for nurse staffing levels on wards for the past two years, according to latest analysis of workforce data.
Text messages can be as effected as some drugs for improving the management of type 2 diabetes, according to US researchers.
Critical care nurses in Kent say they are successfully using social media to share best practice and ideas, including when it comes to raising awareness of potentially deadly sepsis.
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.