‘Emergency nurses do an amazing job’
Consultant nurse in urgent and unscheduled care Mike Paynter explains why he is proud of his team
I have been consultant nurse in urgent and unscheduled care at Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust since 2011. My role encompasses advanced clinical practice, service development and education. My clinical team of 40 emergency nurse practitioners (ENPs) is supported by staff nurses and healthcare assistants, and is based in minor injury and urgent care units across seven community hospitals. Last year, the service managed in excess of 105,000 patients; of these, 97% were managed as ‘completed episodes’.
Emergency Nurse. 25, 8, 21-21. doi: 10.7748/en.25.8.21.s20