A national newspaper has today admitted its description of nurses as doctors’ assistants was out of step with the realities of the role after coming under fire from the profession.
Giving patients virtual reality sessions before and during anaesthesia for orthopaedic procedures substantially reduces pain and the need for intravenous sedation, according to Belgian researchers.
Knee replacement patients can reduce opiate painkiller use and improve pain control by using a smartphone app at home after surgery, according to researchers.
New app technology is being expanded in Scotland that government ministers say will enable practice nurses to better monitor blood pressure with fewer patient appointments needed.
A first of its kind online service for people with type 2 diabetes is set to be piloted later this year, in a bid to help them manage the condition “independently,” NHS England has announced.
Children’s nurses at a leading eye hospital are being trained to use new technology so they can play a greater role in triaging and diagnosing young patients.
A previously inactive software alert has now been turned on to help practice nurses ensure teenage patients are vaccinated against meningitis, after questions were asked by bereaved parents.
An online intervention featuring real-time information on locally circulating viruses may help reduce visits to GP practices for children with coughs and colds, suggests a study by UK researchers.
Nurses have called for greater recognition of the vital role they play in general practice, amid claims their contribution was overlooked in a BBC documentary on the primary care crisis.
Robotic pets that respond to human interaction can benefit the health and wellbeing of older people living in care homes, according to a study by researchers in Devon.
Pressure ulcers cost the NHS more than £20m in litigation last year, show new figures that reveal the number of claims has increased sharply in recent years.
All NHS hospitals and GP practices will soon be upgraded with “faster and more reliable” broadband in a bid to improve digital healthcare services as promised in the Long Term Plan, the health secretary has announced.
A student nursing associate has been announced as the winner of Nursing Times’ mug painting competition, which aims to showcase the creativity of nursing students.
A specially designed mobile phone game can identify people at risk of Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research that has been hailed a major step forward in the early detection of dementia.
The chief executive of Public Health England has called on nurses to continue to “speak confidently” about the importance of vaccinations, as a new survey names health professionals as the most trusted source of information on the topic.
A nurse will help spearhead efforts to make a hospital trust go paperless after completing a one-year fellowship at NHS Digital.
Nurses in New York are using geospatial mapping of opioid overdoses to inform clinical practice at a local clinic level in “real time”, according to US researchers.
Healthcare professionals can now receive vital child health information digitally, following the launch of a new live national service from the NHS which those behind it say will help to improve the speed of diagnosis.
Digital and data experts are to join national cancer and mental health policy teams at NHS England to help them make the best use of technology.
Nursing staff at a hospital trust in North London are reporting benefits from the introduction a new electronic patient record (EPR) system, which they said was both freeing up their time and improving patient care.