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Emergency Nurse

Emergency Nurse is the only practice-based journal in the UK written specifically for nurses providing any aspect of emergency care. It encourages innovation and promotes professional excellence in all pre-hospital, emergency and urgent care settings.

It publishes original research, updates in policy or in practice guidelines in the field of emergency care, descriptions of practice, literature reviews, case studies, shorter opinion articles and commissioned book reviews.

Read a sample edition Emergency Nurse May 2020
Read a sample edition
Emergency Nurse May 2020

It also publishes continuing professional development articles to inform, support and educate nurses working in this field of practice, and to help contributors and their readers prepare for revalidation.

If you have an idea for an article or how to develop the journal in print or online, the editorial team wants to hear from you. How about any of the following topics, for example:

  • Service delivery and improvement
  • Infections
  • Workforce
  • Minor injuries
  • Major injuries, including trauma, cardiac presentations and serious head injury
  • Care of children and young people
  • Care of older people
  • Mental health

Submit your article

When you are ready to submit your article, you should do so online through Editorial Manager.

Meet the editors

Sophie BlakemoreSophie Blakemore


Sophie has worked as a journalist specialising in healthcare for more than 20 years. Sophie joined what is now RCNi in 2010, as assistant editor of its specialist nursing titles. She became editor of Emergency Nurse journal in 2016.

Email: sophie.blakemore@rcni.com
Call: +44(0)20 8872 3186
Twitter: @editor_sophie

Tricia ScottTricia Scott

Consultant editor

Tricia is a registered mental health nurse and registered adult nurse who has focused on emergency nursing throughout her career.

She was a staff nurse then sister in a major trauma unit in the north east of England before becoming a nurse educator in 1991 to pioneer the first specialist-practice emergency nursing programme. After completing a doctorate in social research at Durham University in 2003, Tricia’s research has focused on emergency nursing at the interface of acute and primary care and how emergency department working has responded to national emergency care agendas.

Tricia has been programme director for the professional doctorate in health research at the University of Hertfordshire, where she also supervised doctoral candidates. She has worked nationally and internationally on the strategic quality assurance of education standards for nurses and enhanced emergency care staff. Tricia has also worked on a range of national committees, including a national NHS research ethics committee. She is currently an education and research consultant.

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