Category list : Accident and emergency (A&E)
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A range of key capacity issues and concerns have converged today, leading to warnings that the winter pressures facing the NHS have reached a “watershed moment”.
Basing specialist nurses trained in “transitional care” within the accident and emergency department can significantly reduce the number of admissions among older patients, according to a US study.
West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust has made enough progress for it to removed from special measures, but accident and emergency nurse staffing levels and infection prevention are among the concerns that still need addressing, hospital inspectors have said.
To try to respond to pressures in emergency departments and urgent care, new roles have been introduced and the skill mix altered. What is the evidence around these changes?
A new role designed to provide career progression for senior nurses is to be tested at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
A “fundamental review” of the way health and social care is provided in the UK is needed, according to the Royal College of Nursing, in the wake of latest figures on the winter crisis.
Senior community nurses are to be sent as “first responders” to some 999 calls in part of the North East, after problems with long waits for ambulances over the winter that have left older people lying on the floor in pain.
The NHS will decide this year whether to introduce “drunk tanks” across the country to take the pressure off accident and emergency departments at busy times of year.
Nurses and doctors have been told that non-urgent inpatient elective care in England should be deferred until the end of the month, in an extension of measures to cope with winter pressures.
The chief nursing officer for England has issued an appeal to the public to cancel appointments they no longer need in order to get a grip on the rising number of those missed each year.