Category list : Accident and emergency (A&E)
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Hospital trusts have been told that non-urgent inpatient elective care should be deferred until mid-January to ensure beds and staff are available for the sickest patients over the festive break.
Nurse researchers have begun a new study today into why the UK has more childhood deaths from treatable infections than comparable European countries, and why fatal delays in admission occur.
A hip fracture pathway in an emergency department, supported by associate practitioners, has resulted in the timely care of patients and a reduced mortality rate
A multi-agency team has been established to support people experiencing a mental health crisis over the Christmas period in North Wales.
Hospital trusts must take note of evidence showing that lung disease is “almost unique” high seasonal variation, with a rise in admissions coinciding with cold weather episodes.
Clinical staff from the accident and emergency department at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have started a campaign to “bring a little extra comfort to patients who need it”.
Trusts are recruiting extra staff and putting in place additional support for nurses but the health service is likely to be “sorely tested” this winter, say healthcare leaders.
Nurse staffing levels will be a “determining factor” for health service providers that need to open extra capacity to cope with winter pressures, NHS leaders in England have warned.
Community nurses are pioneering an innovative approach to support patients with multiple long- term conditions and reduce pressure on accident and emergency departments in West and North Yorkshire.
Nurses are being urged to encourage their managers to introduce a new data-sharing system aimed at preventing child abuse, after it emerged more than two thirds of trusts are still to put it in place.