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Accident and Emergency Nursing

News and practice for A&E nurses



North west London health service reorganisation 'damaging to patient safety', says RCN members

North west London health service reorganisation 'damaging to patient safety', says RCN members

28-Jan-2015

Nurses have described feeling “appalled, overwhelmed and horrified” by the impact of a major re-organisation of health services in north west London, according to feedback gathered by the Royal College of Nursing.

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NHS ‘stretched to limit’ as delayed discharges and operation cancellations increase

NHS ‘stretched to limit’ as delayed discharges and operation cancellations increase

22-Jan-2015

Cancelled operations and delayed discharges from hospitals in England have both increased in number by 20% or more this winter compared to last year, further confirming the NHS is “stretched to the limit,” according to a health policy charity.

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Is chest pain always an emergency?

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'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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