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NHS funding derailed

Staff shortages could derail NHS funding boost plans

Report warns extra money promised for NHS may be lost to agency costs – or not used at all

Safe staffing

New guidance focuses on how to safely deploy nursing associates

Resource published ahead of new staff joining register at end of January

Nursing associates in training

First wave of qualified nursing associates expected to fall far short of target number

Uptake of training programmes has been lower than ministers predicted

Sarah Eley

Nursing apprentice features in campaign to promote on-the-job training

Sarah Eley wanted to do something ‘fulfilling and worthwhile’ after 30 years of office work

Race discrimination complaints rise in NHS England

Reports from BME staff of discrimination, harassment and bullying were up last year

Brexit deadline deferral

Postpone Brexit for the sake of our health and social care systems, unions tell PM

RCN calls for a People's Vote, Unison warns of dire consequences if UK crashes out of EU

Analysis

Patient waiting on trolley

Why the four-hour wait target in EDs should stay in place

Despite failing to meet waiting time targets, patient safety remains a priority

Review of 2018: The pay deal creates fallout and nurse leaders bow out

We look back on the year’s events, from a controversial pay rise to a vote of no confidence

Wider health service 'must take ownership' of emergency department problems...

Access to GP services and social care is worsening, CQC report finds

Mental health

Is the ED the right place for someone experiencing a mental health crisis?

Government pledges major funding in mental health provision in emergency care

North West Ambulance Service ambulance

The ambulance service bringing care closer to home

Following Lord Carter’s review, NWAS NHS Trust is trying to reduce avoidable admissions

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Will a change to the law on violence against emergency workers stop assaults?

Emergency nurses need training to deal with aggressive patients, experts say

Clinical update

Lyme disease

Identifying and treating Lyme disease: new NICE guidelines

Caused by bites from infected ticks, Lyme disease requires prompt treatment to avoid...

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Pain management in children

Summary and nursing implications of the latest updates to clinical practice.

Dignity in healthcare for people with learning disabilities

The RCN’s latest edition of its guidance Dignity in Health Care for People with Learning...

NICE guidance on intermediate care and reablement

NICE has issued new guidelines on intermediate care, including reablement, and how to...

Recognise and respond to child abuse and neglect

Read our summary of National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance to help...

Delirium

Read our clinical update on an RCN campaign to help nurses spot the signs of delirium.

Policy briefing

Instant messaging: guidance for NHS staff in hospital

Guidance aims to help judge how and when to use instant messaging in acute clinical settings

Safeguarding framework will help nurses protect their patients

RCN sets out competencies for healthcare staff in relation to adult safeguarding

Ensuring safe staffing in emergency departments

Guidelines to help hospitals with workforce planning and staff deployment

Six areas for improving treatment of trauma patients identified

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence identifies the priority areas for...

Emergency and acute medical care in over 16s guidance

New guidelines from National Institute for Health and Care Excellence cover organising and...

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RCN guidance on reasonable adjustments for staff affected by disability

The RCN has updated its peer support service guide for staff affected by an impairment or...

Journal scan

Patients without primary care providers more likely to have CT scan in emergency...

American-based research finds more people who have CT scans in the emergency department didn...

Research compares use of intravenous paracetamol with oral paracetamol for pain...

An Australian study looks at whether intravenous or oral paracetamol is more effective at...

Patient using spacer

Using an antistatic spacer with an inhaler improved asthma control, a study found

A study has found that using an antistatic spacer with an inhaler gave patients better...

Alcohol

Alcohol screening: rise in referrals to clinical nurse specialist teams

A recent study looking into emergency departments’ (EDs) current practices regarding alcohol...

SSTI

Management failure in treating skin and soft tissue infections

Risk factors, such as a fever, are associated with failures in the management of skin and...

Sepsis

Lactate levels in patients with suspected sepsis

Emergency department (ED) sepsis screening algorithms should incorporate a serum lactate cut...

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A two-stream system should be introduced to replace the four fields, nurse leader tells...

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