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Developments in technology mean nurses need to be prepared to meet the future demands of a rapidly changing health service, says Sue Ticquet

Developments in technology mean nurses need to be prepared to meet the future demands of a rapidly changing health service, says Sue Ticquet.

Abstract

Nursing roles have changed substantially in the past decade due to technological advances, and the NHS Five Year Forward View suggests there will be more developments within the health service in the near future.  

While the health service has been a major beneficiary of developments in technology, many of the advances to date have been confined to streamlining clinical activity – for example, wearable monitors and improved recording equipment.  In recent years, equipment for community nurses has improved and patients can be cared for more readily in their own homes.

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This article was published in Nursing Standard, 22 July 2015, volume 29, issue 47.

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