£100m funding for NHS mobile technology

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced he will give £100m in funding for nurses and midwives to spend on new mobile technology, such as digital pens.
Hospitals will be loaned the money and the amount they have to pay back will depend on feedback from patients, friends and family on whether the technology has improved services.

The money is a part of a £140m investment promise to ensure nurses can spend more time with patients.

The scheme will offer hospitals £100m to pay for new electronic devices and software to free up time and make essential patient details instantly available on the ward. The money will be made available in the form of loans.

The new technology could include digital pens and other handheld mobile devices that allow staff to know the latest information about a patient's treatment whenever, wherever they are and provide safer, quicker care.

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