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Anne Cooper: why making every nurse an e-nurse matters

NHS Digital’s chief nurse writes exclusively for Nursing Standard about the opportunities new technology presents to nursing.
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NHS Digital’s chief nurse writes exclusively for Nursing Standard about the opportunities new technology presents to nursing

Technology has become an integral part of the way I live my life. Many of the services I need are now accessible digitally, and support for my type 1 diabetes is increasingly received via email.

That’s why I’m pleased NHS Digital is today (21 August) endorsing the RCN’s ‘Making every nurse an e-nurse’ campaign and committing to playing a supporting role in making that ambition a reality.

Nurses and midwives will always need to give hands-on care, but digital technology and data are creating new opportunities to change the way we deliver care in almost every setting.

Embracing new technology is a help, not a barrier, to improving patient care. It is important that

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