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  • 18 Jul 2017

    Improving Digital Literacy

    Publication Code : 006129

    The effective use of information and digital technologies is a key enabler in delivering health and social care now and in the future. The impact of technology and the potential that it has to transform care is a professional issue touching on care delivery, practice, education and research. Developed by Health Education England and the RCN, the publication outlines why digital capabilities are so important in the provision of the best care; why the right digital knowledge, skills, behaviours and attitudes are important and relevant to each and all of us working in health and care; and what those digital capabilities are. It details the work undertaken to date on the digital literacy programme of work and also highlights the RCN’s focus on developing digital capabilities in the nursing and midwifery workforce and why this will bring tangible benefits to citizens and patients.

  • 11 Jul 2013

    Positioning nursing in a digital world

    Publication Code : 004440 ISBN : 9781908782540

    Survey exploring the knowledge and experiences of nursing staff in relation to current eHealth developments, together with their attitudes to new and emerging uses of technology in health and social care.

  • 13 Mar 2012

    RCN reps IT survey 2010-11

    Publication Code : 004226

    Survey exploring RCN representatives' experience of using ICT.

  • 24 Jun 2011


    Publication Code : 004115

    2010 eHealth survey commissioned by the RCN to explore knowledge and understanding of eHealth among nursing staff.

RCN/HEE Nursing Careers Resource

We launched the RCN/HEE Nursing Careers Resource at RCN Congress 2019. 

This tool is free and aims to help registered nurses from across the UK, and in time clinical support workers, identify new areas of practice that might suit their skills and aspirations. It highlights the wide scope of roles and opportunities available and presents options to encourage experienced nursing staff to pursue a fulfilling career.

The evolving online resource has a registered nurses section aimed at early career nurses and those nurses who may wish to view the opportunities a career in nursing offers. In time it will have resources for clinical support workers through to executive level nurses. The resource showcases a wide range of different roles within health care and demonstrates a range of career pathways, from all 4 pillars of nursing practice. 

The important aim of this resource is to help to keep nursing staff in the profession. It encourages them to consider all their career options within nursing so that they can feel inspired to try something new and fulfil their ambitions in this wonderful profession.  The launch event was live streamed and can be watched again for free by RCN members and non-members. 

If you would like a power point presentation to support you in the delivery of this then please email

We are actively seeking feedback from users on the resource, which is still developing, please email your comments to 

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