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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...

Extra funds set to relieve pressure on staff this winter

The NHS could not be better prepared for winter. At least that was the message when the...

Epilepsy passports issued to convey crucial information in emergencies

A new epilepsy passport has been created for about 60,000 children in the UK who have the...

New thrombectomy treatment for stroke patients to be integrated into everyday care

A new technique to remove blood clots from arteries could soon be integrated into everyday...

Emergency nurses comment on plans for new nursing strategy

Over the next few weeks, chief nursing officer for England Jane Cummings and her team will...

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