Analysis

ED target times

Will momentous changes to the four-hour target in EDs affect patient safety?

NHS England to pilot new measures for six months from April

Why emergency nurses have a vital role in care of the homeless

As the number of homeless people in EDs soars, simply showing kindness could make all the...

The team

Mental health triage team ensures people in crisis receive appropriate care

A multidisciplinary team is aiming to improve how emergency services respond to people who...

Emergency care long term plan

Non-hospital care seen as key to easing demands on emergency services

NHS Long Term Plan promises integrated community care, but lingering doubts remain

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

What does high turnover in nurse director posts really mean for the profession?

With Nursing Standard research showing trend remains unchanged, experts consider the impact

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Making a safe space for victims of knife crime

Emergency departments call on youth workers to help deal with traumatised victims of assault

England’s trauma care network proves its worth

Report finds that setting up major trauma centres in England has saved 1,600 extra lives

RCNi launches interactive decision support tool created by nurses for nurses

Evidence-based resource aids clinical decision-making at the bedside

Emergency nurses expected to help ensure organ donation opt-out succeeds

NHS Blood and Transplant will need the help of front-line staff after change to legislation

Top tips for maintaining a safe emergency department during times of high demand

After a difficult winter, the Care Quality Commission has published some recommendations for...

Poor dementia care taking its toll on emergency system

A new report published by Alzheimer’s Society suggests dementia care has got worse leading...

Nurse training targeted to reduce suicide rate

Initiative aims to cut suicides by 10%; funding focused on eight hotspots

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