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ED staff must feel safe to deliver dignified care

04 March 2019

Emergency Nurse


I recently presented at The Next Steps in Transforming Urgent and Emergency Care Services conference in London. My presentation focused on highlighting sustainable...

The new normal meant devising a new way of working

13 July 2020

Emergency Nurse


In the weeks since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic our early preparations at Kent’s busiest hospital, Medway Maritime Hospital in Gillingham, where I’m a...

The incompetence that underlies emergency care

01 November 2022

Emergency Nurse


There is a national emergency in England that is causing harm, indignity and stress to patients and destroying nurses’ morale. Rather than increasing the...

We must prioritise staff well-being if we want to retain experienced nurses

04 July 2023

Emergency Nurse


It’s with great pleasure that I write my first editorial as consultant editor of Emergency Nurse. I am truly honoured and delighted to take this role and follow in...

Sepsis awareness month: a reminder of the need for swift action

05 September 2023

Emergency Nurse


September is sepsis awareness month and it reminds us of the importance of swift detection of the potentially life-threatening infection. In my role as nurse...

How to enhance your nursing practice despite ED pressures

02 January 2024

Emergency Nurse


The ongoing challenges facing emergency nurses are set to peak once again this winter period. Insufficient hospital and community bed capacity results in emergency...

Managing pain

01 May 2008

Emergency Nurse


Patients present to emergency departments (EDs) with many different physical and psychological illnesses, and there can be several social complexities associated...

Improving patient safety through the introduction of a formal triage process

10 February 2017

Emergency Nurse

Evidence & practice

Emergency departments (EDs) in the UK are facing unprecedented increases in attendance, and the ability to safely assess, diagnose, treat, refer or discharge...