A tartan warning: Results from the Royal College of Nursing (Scotland) on-line surveys

Sharon Levy*, Kathy Dallest, Anne Casey

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract / Description of output

Rapid advancements in Information and communication technologies are set to revolutionise the National Health Service across UK and billions of pounds are spent on modernising the service. The technology enabled service in Scotland will have a considerable impact on the working lives of care providers. Nursing professionals, being the largest single professional group in the care service, are likely to be the most affected by it. Early consultations, dissemination of appropriate information and involvement of nurses, health visitors and midwives is vital for a successful Scottish e-Health programme. However, results from the Royal College of Nursing 2004/5 on-line surveys, reported here, suggest that the majority of respondents remain unaware of Scottish e-Health developments. The authors argue that more focused action is needed to enable more nurses to get involved in the design and implementation of new clinical systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConsumer-Centered Computer-Supported Care for Healthy People
EditorsHyeoun-Ae Park, Peter Murray, Connie Delaney
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781607501770
ISBN (Print)9781586036225
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Scotland
  • e-health
  • on-line survey


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