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What is a digital nurse specialist – and could the role suit you?

Implementing digital health technologies is about change management, improving systems and prioritising patient safety – and you’ll need superb communication skills

Implementing digital health technologies is about change management, improving systems and prioritising patient safety – and you’ll need superb communication skills

When my trust began implementing an electronic patient record (EPR) system six years ago, it was looking for staff to clinically assure the new system and processes being designed for clinicians.

I was interested and, with 15 years of health visiting and safeguarding experience, I felt confident that I knew about clinical risk management, so I applied. But as I knew little about health technology, I was surprised when I was offered a role with the digital clinical safety team.

What is a digital nurse specialist?

Initially digital clinical safety facilitator, my job title was changed to digital

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