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District nursing in the digital age

On 16 February, I had the privilege of chairing the QNI's conference on district nursing in the digital age. Nearly 200 delegates filled the room for what had been termed 'an accelerated learning event'.

Social media and nursing

In my view, the nursing profession's use of social media is changing the way nurses access and share information. Various studies have shown that 65 per cent of nurses plan to use social media in the future.

Online access versus the human touch

The QNI held its annual conference in late September. We were joined by 200 delegates in the venue and more than 400 delegates live online from various locations across the UK, including six universities and three service providers.

NHS funding is finite, so spend with care

In December 2011, prime minister David Cameron extolled the merits of telehealth, asserting: 'We've trialled it, it's been a huge success and now we're on a drive to roll this nationwide'.

My 'to do' list for community nurses

This is my last column for Independent Nurse as I leave the Queen's Nursing Institute this month. Looking back over my last seven years at the QNI, I feel I have been here during the most important period for community nursing for a very long time. So muc

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