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Make Every Nurse an ‘eNurse’
Due to the successful collaboration between the Royal College of Nursing’s (RCN) eHealth Forum and Health Education England, the “make every nurse an eNurse” initiative continues with an extensive nationwide consultation.
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The initiative aims to encourage all nursing staff across the UK, to take part in an interactive, online workshop. This workshop is open from now, up until the 15th February and it allows nurses to contribute their knowledge, ideas and wisdom to conversations regarding the future of digital nursing.
Not only are there online workshops for nurses to participate in, there are also a range of face-to-face workshops that they can attend. These will be held in each of the 4 UK countries in February:
• Edinburgh, 7 February 2018
• Cardiff, 8 February 2018
• London, 9 February 2018
• Leeds, 12 February 2018
• Belfast, 13 February 2018
The consultation is being run by the RCN in partnership with the Chief Nurse at NHS Digital, Anne Cooper, and Clever Together, a company that specialises in large-scale crowdsourcing projects.
Anne Cooper believes that: “Nurses are often the people leading the way in introducing new innovative ways of working that improve patient care."
She continues: “I’m delighted to be working in partnership with the RCN on this online workshop to ask nurses what they think the future of nursing using technology looks like, what is helping them to reach that ambition and also what things get in the way.”
Once the consultation is complete, the results from it will be used in order to understand the type of challenges that nurses face when it comes to adapting to digital technologies, as well as the available opportunities to improve patient care.
Headline results from the consultation will be published at RCN Congress 2018.
If you would like to find out more about the consultation or would like to sign up to take part, you can find further information here.