Risky social media posts are not just due to impulsivity, but might be a deliberate strategy to fit in with the wider social media culture that makes people believe “it’s the right thing to do”.
Two thirds of school leavers remain unvaccinated against meningitis, despite the national catch-up programme and a rising number of “W strain” fatalities, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.
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.
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.