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Developing a social enterprise through right to request

07 October 2010

Emergency Nurse


The ‘right to request’ the authority to run healthcare services was introduced by the previous government so that staff can respond to the needs of local communities...

Reducing admissions with social enterprises

09 July 2010

Emergency Nurse


This article refers to the results of an audit to illustrate how social enterprise rapid response teams can prevent unnecessary hospital admissions during the winter...

Is there a place for nebulised magnesium sulphate in the management of asthma?

10 November 2016

Emergency Nurse

Evidence & practice

Intravenous magnesium sulphate (MgSO4) is an accepted part of the pharmacological management of patients with asthma. There is conflicting information, however, on...

The drive to refer more NHS 111 callers to community nursing teams

30 April 2014

Nursing Older People


Cutting emergency department admission rates has been a health service priority. The NHS 111 free telephone-based service was created for people who require urgent...

Urgent care centre redirection: evaluation of a nurse-led intervention

09 February 2018

Emergency Nurse

Evidence & practice

Aim Patient redirection can help reduce service demand by providing information about more appropriate services. There is, however, no evidence about the effect of...

Emergency departments: better safe than sorry?

10 July 2015

Emergency Nurse


Emergency departments (EDs) in the UK are under increasing pressure, partly because people use them inappropriately for non-urgent conditions. As part of NHS Wales...

Development of a paediatric short-stay observation and assessment unit

08 May 2018

Nursing Children and Young People

In recent years children’s emergency admissions have risen by 18%. In 2011 a team at a city district general hospital in England recognised that children were being...

The role and experiences of advanced nurse practitioners working in out of hours urgent care services in a primary care setting

15 May 2018

Nursing Management

Service evaluation

GPs’ workload has increased significantly in recent years affecting their ability to provide high-quality services, and consequently there is increasing focus on...

Transforming emergency services for frail older people in hospital

27 May 2015

Nursing Management


Managers of emergency care, acute medicine and geriatric medicine care had a difficult few months over winter managing rising demand for emergency care, and the...

Crossed lines over NHS 111

19 October 2010

Nursing Standard


A new service, NHS 111, is designed for people requiring urgent, but non-emergency treatment. It aims to reduce 999 calls to and ease the burden on emergency...