About The Phillips Ives Nursing & Midwifery Review

Preparing the Nursing & Midwifery workforce to deliver the digital future

The Topol Review (2019) provided a view of digital healthcare technologies and their projected impact on the NHS workforce over the next 20 years. It identified a need to bridge the skills gap and future pipeline, specifically highlighting the need for technical staff.

This nursing focussed review will build upon Topol’s findings and recommendations to determine the needs of the nursing and midwifery workforce to deliver health care in the digital age during the next 5, 10 and 20 years.

The Phillips Ives Review will be launched on 26 May 2022 by its Chair, Dr Natasha Phillips, Chief Nursing Information Officer (CNIO), NHS England and International Vice-Chair Dr Jeanette Ives Erickson (USA).  

This year long in-depth study will produce a set of achievable recommendations focussed on contributing to the Chief Nursing Officer of England’s priorities and  support the achievement of CNIO England’s twin strategic aims:  

  • To ensure that nurses are empowered to practice and lead in a digitally-enabled health and social care system, now and in the future.  

  • To ensure nursing practice is fully supported by the use of digital technology and data science. 

The Review will bring together national and international experts with expertise in nursing and midwifery and beyond, to investigate, critically appraise and make recommendations to ensure the breadth of ambition and scope of future practice of the pre and post registration nursing and midwifery workforce is captured.  

People and practice will be at the heart of the review and the intent is for the nursing and midwifery workforce to be involved throughout. If you would like to find out more, please register to attend CNIO’s Webinar at 1200-1300 on Thursday 26 May.