The Royal College of Nursing has become one of three royal colleges to back a new campaign by a national newspaper to protect children using social media.
A team of midwives in Hull have won a national award for offering parents-to-be a virtual experience of labour and birth.
Health and social care secretary, Matt Hancock, has called for the NHS to stop relying on pens and paper, as part of a drive to encourage healthcare staff to use email to send their patients information.
A landmark report has highlighted how the true potential of technology to revolutionise the NHS will only be realised though investment in staff training.
An “online toolkit” has been launched by a charity to help secondary breast cancer nurses “develop and improve” the nursing service they offer to patients.
NHS England has pledged that health professionals will receive the digital tools they need in a bid to make digitally-enabled care “mainstream” across the country, especially those working in community settings, as part of its 10-year plan.
The work of 100 “outstanding” nurses has been celebrated in an end of year list, which is intended to recognise their contribution to nursing in 2018.
Instant messaging services like WhatsApp can be a key tool for clinicians when responding to emergency situations, according to new official guidance on how to use them safely.
Numbers of health visitors, school nurses and learning disability nurses in England have continued to fall over the past year, shows analysis of the latest NHS workforce statistics by Nursing Times.
Two diabetes nurses from North Kent are part of a team who have received a national award for their work in setting up an online forum supporting colleagues across the country.
Use of social media can reduce depression and other negative mental side effects that result from long-term pain in older adults, researchers in the US have suggested.
The nursing profession continues to be underrepresented in the media, with little change over the past two decades, according to researchers in the US.
The care minister for England, Caroline Dinenage, has promised to fight to get the voice of community nurses heard in government.
Plans to digitalise all maternity records in England have taken a step forward with the publication of new guidelines to ensure data is consistent and can be shared seamlessly between care providers.
Nursing and social care staff are being urged to post “ideas, questions and challenges” on a new digital platform that is being launched as part of a major new national engagement exercise.
Making the most of digital technology can help tackle staffing shortages and ensure nurses spend more time on direct patient care, according to a nurse who hopes to convince others of the benefits.
The goal of transforming healthcare using digital technology will fail unless nurses are allowed to participate in the process of designing new IT systems, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.
Automated triage and “bedside robots” are among technological innovations that could help address staffing shortages and free up nurses to spend more time with patients, according to a major review of health and social care.
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Health and social care charity Sue Ryder is to pilot an online bereavement service to support people dealing with grief.
Nurses must not share passwords or leave patient data onscreen, as part of a new focus on data protection in the NHS.
The adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and similar technology by a major London trust will help nurses, rather than put roles at risk, managers have insisted.
New technology is being trialled at 15 trusts in a bid to make bank shifts more attractive and reduce the need for agency nurses, including instant payment and the ability to “opt out” of pension arrangements to earn a higher rate for extra work.
District nurses in North Manchester have increased their patient contacts by 50%, following the introduction of mobile devices to record and share clinical information.
Mental health nurses at Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust have helped design a new app to record clinical data, which means they can spend more time caring for patients.
A new free-to-download liver cancer information smartphone application, or app, has been launched for patients with the support of hepato-pancreato-biliary specialist nurses.
Over a quarter of community nurses still use paper-based systems, despite the vast majority who utilise technology saying they find digital ways of working more reliable, according to a new report.
Two nurses have been named as being among those chosen to spend a year working as “clinical informatics fellows” at NHS Digital, in a pioneering new role to boost the use of technology.
Emilia Clarke, the actor who plays Daenerys Targaryen in the hit series Game of Thrones, will “turn her fire” on the UK’s nursing shortage as she takes on a new ambassadorial role this month.
Disparaging comments made about nursing on social media by a doctor have sparked widespread criticism from the profession, including from the chief nursing officer and other national leaders.
Nurses and other NHS staff in England will be able to communicate with each other through the introduction of more integrated IT systems later this year, according to NHS Digital.
Nurses at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust have begun using mobile electronic devices to record patient observations as part of a digital revolution improving the care of patients.
Nurses are being urged to take to social media as part of national campaign to highlight the valuable contribution of migrant workers to the NHS, social care and other key sectors in the UK.
The nurse who developed an early warning app for patients at Great Ormond Street Hospital says the device has “saved thousands of nursing hours”.
Photographs of nursing staff taken at Christmas time during the 1920s and 1930s are among those featured in a new digital archive of the history of healthcare services in Salisbury.
A new support network to help families of children on neonatal units in North Wales has been launched by neonatal nurses.
Nursing staff at hospitals in Southampton are introducing interactive whiteboards on wards, as part of a major digital transformation project.
Macmillan has appointed its first “digital nurse specialist” to help ensure people can get accurate online information about cancer.
A publisher has been forced to apologise and pull a nursing textbook from sale, amid claims that some of its content was “racist”.
Nurses and other health professionals will be expected to routinely ask patients about their sexual orientation in future, as part of new guidance on data monitoring in England.
Online patient feedback, such as posts on social media sites, can provide accurate near real-time representations of the quality of care in NHS hospitals, according to researchers.
The number of written complaints made about nurses has gone up by nearly 10% in a year, according to health service latest data.
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.