Category list : Accident and emergency (A&E)
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A private members’ bill designed to strengthen the law against those convicted of assaulting emergency workers has had its second reading in the Commons.
The regulator NHS Improvement has today launched a patient safety checklist for accident and emergency departments that is designed to improve efficiency and outcomes this winter.
The Royal College of Nursing has warned of a “dangerous blind spot” that has been created surrounding the scale of assaults on health service staff.
People who physically assault accident and emergency nurses could face tougher sentences under a proposed new law that has been given government backing this week.
Most people seen in accident and emergency in England are positive about the care they receive from nurses and doctors, despite the huge pressures on departments, suggests a large-scale survey.
Burns specialist nurses at Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have seen an increase in the number of children being admitted with preventable scalds from accidents around the home.
The introduction of an advanced nursing support role has contributed to a dramatic fall in mortality rates among the most vulnerable, older patients at an acute trust in Kent, say senior nursing staff.
The number of advanced nurse practitioners working in accident and emergency settings is set to grow over the next two years, as part of national workforce plans to address “significant pressures” on emergency departments in England.
Free flu jabs are to be extended to all care home staff in England, as part of package of new “contingency actions” designed to help frontline services cope with pressures this winter.
Young people supporting nurses to talk about mental healthVideoSubscription
Young people with mental health conditions in London are helping to train hospital nursing staff to better support others in crisis when they are receiving urgent medical treatment.