An accident and emergency nurse in the North of England has spoken out about the harsh realities of life as a nurse working in the A&E department, following a series of patient backlash.
Proposals have been revealed to scrap the blanket four-hour access target in accident and emergency departments in favour of a new approach that prioritises the most acutely unwell patients.
Mental health nurses at trusts in London are swapping job skills with colleagues in accident and emergency to help both sets of professionals better manage and treat patients with mental health problems.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals from the US Air Force are working at an NHS trust to hone their clinical skills ready for any future deployments.
A trust in the South East has increased its staffing levels and re-trained workers in a drive to make changes to its children’s services, following a Care Quality Commission inspection.
More organisations are adding their weight to supporting a national campaign to raise awareness of fatigue among NHS healthcare staff, in a bid to help tackle the negative effects of shift working and the impact of fatigue on the workforce.
Many FGM survivors in the UK are not getting the specialist healthcare they need, according to the Royal College of Midwives, which has called for action to improve support.
Axing the four-hour waiting time target for accident and emergency care would have an “adverse effect” on patient safety, a leading nurse unionist has warned.
Nurses at a hospital in Dorset have helped ease pressures on its emergency department this winter via a “streaming” service that saw 60 patients redirected on Sunday, a matron working on the initiative has revealed to Nursing Times.
The number of visits to England’s accident and emergency departments by homeless people has more than trebled since 2011, according to a doctors’ union.