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.

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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