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Take control of digital technology

Doing the best for your patients increasingly means working as an ‘e-nurse’ - which is why the RCN has joined forces with Health Education England to boost nurses’ digital literacy.
Nurse using digital aid

Doing the best for your patients increasingly means working as an ‘e-nurse’ - which is why the RCN has joined forces with Health Education England to boost nurses’ digital literacy

Healthcare has been slower than many other sectors to embrace new technologies, with some nursing staff feeling anxious, fearful and sceptical about the digital revolution.

But a new publication called Improving digital literacy, produced by Health Education England (HEE) and the RCN, aims to boost nurses’ knowledge, confidence and enthusiasm. Alongside a definition of digital literacy, it looks at why it is essential, how staff can improve their skills, challenges and some potential solutions.

Everyone needs to be proficient

‘Our main hope is that people take away why it’s so important,’ says Susan Kennedy, educationalist and project manager at HEE.

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