The risks of technology can outweigh the benefits
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The risks of technology can outweigh the benefits

Matt Griffiths Visiting professor, Prescribing and medicines management at Birmingham City University

Sensible approaches to regulation and investment are needed to ensure patient safety and confidentiality are not under threat in an increasingly digital workplace

When Matt Hancock was promoted to health and social care secretary in July, one of his priorities was to embrace technology in the NHS.

Nursing Standard. 33, 6, 66-66. doi: 10.7748/ns.33.6.66.s25

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