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Stand up to cutbacks

07 December 2016

Emergency Nurse

Opinion

This has been a turbulent year for the NHS and the future is not looking bright. Junior doctors have closed ranks and gone on strike over better working and pay...

Board’s eye view - Time for a rethink

09 February 2015

Emergency Nurse

Opinion

THE FESTIVE season is a distant memory but the crisis in emergency care seems to be lingering like a bad hangover.

Board’s eye view - The weekend effect

07 December 2015

Emergency Nurse

Opinion

AS THE festive season approaches, the government will reassure the public that the NHS is sufficiently prepared to avoid a winter crisis. However, winter...

Building resilience for the next generation

09 March 2018

Emergency Nurse

Opinion

Recently I was marking work submitted by third-year nursing students. Their aim was to produce a personal philosophy of care based on the four paradigms of nursing.

Can the health service survive 70 more years?

09 February 2018

Emergency Nurse

Opinion

The NHS has played a major part in eradicating diseases, such as diphtheria and polio, and has been at the forefront of pioneering research and clinical procedures,...

Immobilisation

08 May 2015

Emergency Nurse

Journal scan

Spinal injuries are uncommon but can cause significant morbidity and mortality. It is reported that, in the UK, between 0.5% and 3% of patients who present with...

Alcohol and energy drinks

08 May 2015

Emergency Nurse

Journal scan

The consumption of combinations of alcohol and energy drinks has become a public health concern, with US emergency department (ED) visits due to misuse of energy...

Boxer’s fracture

08 May 2015

Emergency Nurse

Journal scan

Fifth metacarpal neck fractures are common injuries that are regularly seen in fracture clinics, although surgical management is not always considered necessary. The...

Should nurses receive formal commendations?

12 May 2017

Emergency Nurse

Opinion

On 22 March news broke that an incident had occurred at the Palace of Westminster in London. The Metropolitan Police, London Ambulance Service and the Helicopter...

Board’s eye view - Mental health reforms

08 February 2016

Emergency Nurse

Opinion

PRIME MINISTER David Cameron last month promised an ‘all-out assault on poverty’ with a series of social reforms to include better mental health services.