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The introduction of an “app” that gives real-time information about staffing levels across a Nottingham trust has led to improved redeployment of nurses and reduced the use of agency workers at the organisation.
Jeremy Hunt is today due to name 12 trusts that will “deliver pioneering approaches to digital services”, as the government looks to “fast track” technology implementation in the NHS.
Nurse helps develop new pancreatic cancer appSubscription
Next month a specialist nurse from the East Midlands will see the launch of a smartphone app for pancreatic cancer patients that she has helped develop.
A nursing home in Northern Ireland has been fined £15,000 for not looking after sensitive staff and patient records contained on a laptop that was stolen during a house burglary.
Updated guidance has been issued to help nurses identify which smartphone applications or “apps” are classified as medical devices and, therefore, need to comply with safety regulations.
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has introduced pioneering technology that means parents can remotely see their baby in the neonatal unit, wherever they are.
‘Smart inhalers’ could revolutionise asthma careSubscription
New technology including so-called “smart inhalers” has the potential to revolutionise routine asthma care and reduce pressure on over-stretched NHS staff, according to a new report.
The Royal College of Nursing’s records of more than 1.5 million nurses have been digitised for the first time by a specialist family history website.
A leading nurse is spearheading a “workforce improvement” programme launched by a software company to help hospitals improve staffing and save money through better use of e-rostering.
A video of a nursing assistant singing her version of a song made famous by Adele has gone “viral” on social media, having been watched by more than a 100,000 people around the world.