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A panel convened to discuss the increasing role of technology in healthcare and how it can benefit, and be accepted by, staff and patients alike
Understanding how technology can best be embraced by nursing staff is the key to harnessing its potential to improve service efficiency as well as patient outcomes
A trust in the North West has insisted it respects its nurses after receiving sharp criticism from nursing academics about the style of a job advert that they viewed as demeaning to the profession.
The experience of nursing in wartime from a century ago will be brought into the digital age, as personal stories of a group of World War One nurses are uncovered for the first time.
Specialist nurses are taking part in an innovative new digital health project pilot that aims to reduce their risk of patients experiencing asthma exacerbations.
The Queen’s Nursing Institute has announced the launch of what it describes as a “completely redesigned website for community nurses”.
A new “application” that detects early signs of kidney failure is being by nurses used to improve care at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust in London.
A “comprehensive” guide to help nurses and other health professionals use social media appropriately and to its best effect has been launched by Skills for Health.
A charity has launched a new free online resource aimed at supporting health and social care professionals who do not have particular expertise in palliative and end of life care.
The NHS must be prepared for the entry into the UK healthcare system of smart inhalers, which have the potential to transform care for people with asthma, according to a charity report.
NHS Blood and Transplant has launched a smartphone and tablet application – or app – to reduce administration for specialist nurses so they can spend more time with the families of organ donors.
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School nurses from Hertfordshire Community Trust will help run two new health websites for children and young people across the county.
A scanner device that can detect early damage that can lead to the formation of a pressure ulcer has been used successfully in NHS hospitals.
Nursing homes in more rural areas are at risk of falling behind on developments in using information technology for healthcare, compared to their counterparts in towns and cities, a US study has indicated.
A practice nurse researcher is to work with a team of international technology experts to develop innovative new methods of assessing how well student nurses are learning.
His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales has today visited four nurses from Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust who have been shortlisted for this year’s Nursing Times Awards.
A leading tissue viability nurse hopes that plans to develop an electronic tool for recording pressure ulcers for wider use across the NHS could transform the quality of data and aid efforts to improve prevention and treatment.
A national patient safety tool targeted at nurses has sparked a rise in harm-free care, with improvements across all of the areas that it measures, shows latest data shared with Nursing Times.
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.
Support for US nurse criticised over hair colourSubscription
Thousands of people around the globe have expressed their support for a young nurse who was told her rainbow-coloured hair was not a suitable look for someone in her profession.
Tributes pour in for #HellomyNameis campaignerSubscription
Tributes have been paid across the health sector following the death of the NHS doctor who campaigned for better patient experience through the “Hello my name is…” initiative.
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We talk to Teresa Chinn, who has been a nurse for nearly 20 years, and is a registered nurse and social media specialist working at WeNurses.
All nurses should have the skills to be able to use electronic technology to help them in their work, according to a motion passed at the Royal College of Nursing’s annual conference.
A nurse has raised nearly £4,000 for a nursing charity by running a marathon and tweeting about it every mile long the way.
Nurses help to develop heart attack phone appSubscription
Nurses in Australia have helped create a mobile phone application or “app” to teach people what to do if someone has a heart attack and raise awareness of the warning signs.
Nurses need to engage with technology and help build an evidence base on how it can help them, according to one of the profession’s leading experts on the subject.
Student nurses at the University of Manchester have become the first in the world to be trained in how to use a type of vital signs observation technology before they set foot onto the ward.
A nurse from Chesterfield is running a marathon later this month during which he plans to post messages and facts about a nursing charity on social media every mile.
Analysed: Number of 2015-16 agency pay cap breaches Subscription
The number of NHS agency shifts per week that breached new pay caps rose by more than 10,000 in the first three months after they were introduced, new data shows.
Practice nurses and advanced nurse practitioners dominate among the primary care nursing workforce, according to the first national breakdown of clinician type in surgeries in England.
Delegates at Nursing Times’ Deputies Congress 2016 showed their support this week for the “Hello, my name is…” campaign for health professionals to introduce themselves to patients.
A new website has been launched to support Scotland’s “national manual” for infection prevention and control.
The steep rise in the number of deaths in England and Wales last year was the result of an increase in dementia, related conditions and respiratory diseases among older people, according to analysts.
A new IT system is to be rolled out across Wales in an effort to improve the management of healthcare-associated infections.
This book should be considered by anyone in health care with an interest in how their electronic record systems are developed.
A new “app” intended to help GPs, nurses and pharmacists with referrals for patients suspected of having cancer has been launched in Scotland.
Public health experts have called for investigation after statistics showed the biggest increase in the national death rate for several decades in 2015.
A nurse has been chosen to help with a high-powered review looking at ways to improve NHS information technology, including electronic health records and a “paper free” system by 2020.
NHS 24, Scotland’s out-of-hours telephone service, has announced that it is reversing the introduction of a new call-handling and IT system on “patient safety grounds”.
Care homes in the UK are 15 years behind those in Canada and the US in adopting technology that can help free up nursing time and improve care, according to a leading technology provider.