Analysis

Cementing a strategy for the future of the emergency care workforce

A new report recommends extra investment in advanced clinical practitioners to help address...

NHS Providers tells emergency services to brace themselves for what could be the worst...

Despite intensive winter planning, doubts remain over how hospitals in England will cope...

Pinpointing and relieving stress in emergency departments

Working in an emergency department (ED) is a demanding and high-pressure job. Previous...

Emergency nursing during major incident plans

Hospitals expect a major incident plan to be implemented every three years, but following...

Not enough is being done to cut risk of death after cardiac arrest, says expert group

A group of cardiac experts and campaigners on the Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest steering...

How have the demands on emergency care for young people changed in England over ten...

A study carried out by the Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation has analysed whether the...

'We need to combat negativity'

Professor Dame Jessica Corner talks to Nursing Standard

Clock ticking again on four-hour target for emergency departments

Emergency departments in England are being told they must start hitting the operational...

NHS 111: help or hindrance for emergency care?

Nurses have admitted frustration at the rising number of people who are not seriously ill...

ED pressures force UK hospitals to declare major incidents

Major incidents have been declared during January from 40% of hospitals in England, as...

Mounting pressures are pulling the plug on nurses working in EDs

Nurses are being deterred from working in pressured emergency departments (EDs) because of...

Emergency departments now weakest part of healthcare system, report finds

Care Quality Commission recently published a report presenting the weaknesses in emergency...

Nurse flu jab drive underway

The annual drive urging nurses and other healthcare staff to have their free flu vaccination...

Always winter, never Christmas in emergency departments

Last winter was the most difficult for emergency departments in England for more than a...

RCN warns 'pay restraint must end'

College makes case to review body

Emergency departments assessed on tougher trauma nurse training

TQuINS clarified to produce new national standards for ED nurses caring 24/7 for trauma...

Emergency care staff need new tools to improve child vital signs tests

Children attending emergency departments are not having standardised checks on their vital...

Advanced nurse practitioners may have general surgery role

A report by think tank the Nuffield Trust has called for advanced nurse practitioner (ANP)...

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