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Nurses in step with the smartphone generation

Nurses in step with the smartphone generation

School-aged children are leading a communications revolution, with ways of getting in touch shifting significantly. This article explores the effect of this development on healthcare professionals, particularly nurses.

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust provides a school nurse messaging service for about 100,000 young people aged 11 to 19 years. Staff are using a new computer-based message management system, supported by a suite of guidance.

By providing service users and staff with more efficient and timely methods of communication, in ways that better resonate with young people, the service aims to meet local service-user needs and national strategic expectations.

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