Staff at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust will access patient records on iPads following the introduction of a new electronic patient record system in September.
Evidence of the benefits of many Nursing Technology Fund projects is “scarce”, a report commissioned by NHS England reveals.
Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust has deployed the mobile electronic observations system VitalPAC to record vital signs of patients across its wards.
Electronic observations and mobile access projects are the big winners from the second round of NHS England’s Nursing Technology Fund, with 62 organisations splitting £35 million in funding.
GP Neil Paul says it’s time to stop talking about big data and tech funds and do something useful – like give every district nurse in the country an iPad.
Trusts with bids for the second round of NHS England’s Nursing Technology Fund are being informed of their success, after the Treasury gave final approval for the fund.
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has endorsed the digital version of the ‘red book’ that is given to parents and carers at a child’s birth.
Over a third of the £100m that was due to be on offer through NHS England’s Nursing Technology Fund has been withheld, with the Department of Health suggesting a third round of funding may take place.
Organisations that want to bid for money from the second round of the Nursing Technology Fund have until 2 December to do it.
Further details about the second round of NHS England’s Nursing Technology Fund, including an expansion of eligible organisations, are set to be released shortly.