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As digital tech becomes central to healthcare, CNIOs help ensure systems work for staff

As digital tech becomes central to healthcare, NHS trusts need CNIOs to help ensure systems work for staff

During the first wave of the pandemic, I was working as a diabetes specialist nurse at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

When seeing patients face to face was deemed too high risk, a lot of my clinical practice shifted to remote working, with patient consultations carried out virtually.

First CNIO at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Thanks to technical advances, I could accurately review my patient’s blood glucose levels in real time using a cloud-based system while consulting with the patient via a video clinic. I was fascinated by the role digital systems could play

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