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NHS Education for Scotland has been shortlisted for a UK technology award for its programme of digital transformation and development of digital resources. It includes a new platform which is enabling nurses and midwives to take control of their professional development using their smartphones and tablets.

Scotland’s healthcare trainer has been shortlisted for a UK technology award. NHS Education for Scotland (NES), which trains nursing staff north of the border, aims to make education digital by default.

Although still a work in progress, over time NES promises to move all education for NHS staff into a single portal offering tailored training with a single log-on and a personal record.

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‘Having grown up with mobile technology, newly qualified nurses are increasingly digital natives who expect a level of digital service in every aspect of their life, including professional development and training,’ says NES director of digital transformation Christopher Wroath.

‘Smartphone apps, social media communities, multimedia content and web-based resources have all become commonplace in the nursing profession.’

He cites developments such as @WeNurses, a Twitter-based network with more than 48,000 followers, which allows nurses to share experiences, learning, and

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