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Accident and Emergency Nursing

News and practice for A&E nurses

Concerns over nursing skill mix and recruitment in A&E


Accident and emergency departments are failing to reach the nurse staffing levels they have planned for, according to new data that indicates nurses are under increasing pressure and at risk of burnout.

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Regulator takes ‘urgent action’ against Worcester acute trust


The Care Quality Commission has taken “urgent action” against Worcestershire Acute NHS Hospitals Trust following an unannounced inspection of its accident and emergency services.

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Do student nurses need telling how great they are?


Last week we had the pleasure of hosting our fourth Student Nursing Times Awards.

'Worryingly high' hospital death rates reported

NHS hospitals in England are “full to bursting”, says The Daily Telegraph, while The Guardian highlights concerns over “worryingly high” death rates in some hospitals.



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