So, we are led to believe that our systems within the NHS talk to each other and are doing so to alleviate the need to check in multiple places for patient information so that we have an informed approach when Read more…


In recent weeks we have seen a number of articles related to the concern regarding mobile applications and the need for them to be regulated for safety, both clinical and technical. The most recent article quoting Lord O’Shaughnessy announcing the Read more…


Apologies for the lack of posts over the past month or so, a well-deserved break was needed and dealing with personal experiences in my local hospital! Well as the headline suggests it fails to amaze me when I return to Read more…


In the work place it is too common that we pick up a MAR chart and see incorrect dosing or medications not clearly written among others. Also the need for clinicians to scribe blood results into margins when there is Read more…


The move to become a paperless NHS Trust is pushing forward for many health organisations across the UK which is very encouraging seeing that there are issues with being a paper heavy organisation bringing its own risks and issues to Read more…


I thought it would be appropriate to talk about the 70 year anniversary and celebrate the NHS through my eyes. It has come a long way since its beginnings in the 1940s. We have seen many reforms, white papers, innovations, Read more…


It’s not only in the clinical arena that people have issues with hand written information and the need to decipher it to get to the part they need. Most of us have come across hand written information that is described Read more…


If we want to move away from a paper record then we have to make sure the basics are supported in whatever IT solution we are going to adopt and that the information we are entering is presented in a Read more…


One of the most important times at the start and end of every shift is the nursing handover to your colleagues at which time we are communicating information that will be used to deliver more individualised care in response to Read more…


Since working back on the wards it has come to my attention that there is a huge amount of information that is duplicated as mentioned in my previous post. This information is of great importance in the continued care of Read more…