Inspiration: Enabling Excellence through the eNurse Project
Organisation: Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust
This project has been funded from the Nursing Technology Fund.
Enabling Excellence through the eNurse Project is a collaborative project in the Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust. The project focuses on making our workforce more agile through the use of tablet devices and the iNurse application to monitor and manage physical health for our service users.
Under the project we also want to improve access and interoperability of health care records with our primary care partners through a portal and bringing in a feed from our pathology labs in the acute sector to our existing electronic patient record system.
Primary Focus: Mobile access
Funds awarded: £713K
Background on the Nursing Technology Fund
In October 2012 the Prime Minister announced the establishment of a Nursing Technology Fund to support nurses, midwives and health visitors to make better use of digital technology in all care settings, in order to deliver safer, more effective and more efficient care.
The funding was to be allocated to providers following an application and evaluation process. The first round, for £30M, and the second round for £35M of capital funding has been awarded.
Second round outcomes
276 applications were received, and 62 organisations have been awarded funding totalling almost £35M. The successful applicants include 7 voluntary / community / social enterprises. The highest individual award was £1M. A list of successful applications is available to download. There may be an opportunity to fund a small number of further applications in FY15/16.
The funded projects represent the full range of geographies and care settings, and beneficiaries include nurses, midwives, health visitors and healthcare assistants. The range of projects covers the following technology-enabled capabilities (in order of popularity):
- Digitally-enabled observations management
- Mobile access to digital care records across the community
- Digital capture of clinical data at point-of-care
- Safer clinical interventions
- Real-time digital nursing dashboards
- Smart workforce deployment
- Remote face-to-face interaction
- Digital images for nursing care
Area of work
In relation to the four foundations of our declaration, this project aims to:
- Care is about me
- Happy staff with the right skills
- Make London healthier and happier