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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)...

Self-care is key in sickle-cell disease

A nationwide survey of people living with sickle cell disease in England has revealed that...

Reflective practice is vital to the revalidation process

By the start of this month, the first emergency nurses to use the new revalidation system...

'Compelling case for action' on care of older people in emergency departments

Caring for older people in emergency departments is one of the biggest challenges facing...

Testing out new services to cut hospital attendances

Ensuring that people receive the right type of urgent care when they need it has been a...

Nurses raise concerns about shelved safe staffing guidance

Suppressed safe staffing guidance calling for minimum nurse-to-patient ratios in NHS...

Process for older people attending urgent care services streamlined

Faster access to specialist care for frail older patients at a Kent emergency department (ED...

Better use of technology can cut emergency admissions

Hospital staff are bracing themselves for a surge in emergency admissions this winter, but a...

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