From bench to bedside. What role for nurses in helping the NHS make better and quicker use of technological innovations?

Posted on July 27, 2009. Filed under: Health Technology Assessment, Nursing | Tags: , |

From bench to bedside. What role for nurses in helping the NHS make better and quicker use of technological innovations? Policy + from King’s College London issue 19,  July 2009

“The adoption of innovative healthcare technologies with a proven ability to deliver increased patient benefits and significant efficiencies is perceived as slower and more variable in the NHS than other healthcare systems. Nurses are the largest workforce in the NHS and end users of much technology at the bedside. Drawing on a recently completed systematic review (1), this Policy Plus summarises what we know – and do not know – about the nurses’ role in adopting and assimilating such innovations into routine  clinical care and considers the challenges for nurse leaders.”

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