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.
Scrapping tuition fees for postgraduate nursing courses and giving all student nurses annual grants to cover living costs are among a set of urgent measures put forward by health experts today to prevent a workforce crisis.
The installation of a digital patient monitoring system on two dementia wards in the West Midlands cut falls by a third and saved nurses a considerable amount of time, a clinical study found.
The health secretary has vowed to “look at” adding a chief nursing officer role to the structure of his new technology agency, known as NHSX, after the absence of one was flagged by a nurse.
Clinical guidance has been published to support the roll out of digital glucose monitors on the NHS for patients with type 1 diabetes in England.
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A new online tool has been developed with the aim of making it easier for hospital nurses to find a bed for vulnerable patients in care homes.
A trust in Southampton has become the first to offer all patients their hospital records online, as part of an initiative that sees staff making upcoming appointments, test results and consultant advice, available to patients electronically.
NHS hospitals have been told by the government to ditch “outdated” pagers by the end of 2021, in a move set to save nurses 21 minutes per shift.
Patients with tuberculosis are more likely to continue their drug treatment if they are supported by smartphones rather than attending face-to-face appointments, according to researchers.
A new joint unit linking leaders from government, the NHS and industry has been set up to drive the digital transformation of the health service.
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.