Emergency Nurse Practitioners (ENP’s)

Since the inception of this role in the early 1990s, the emergency nurse practitioner has been of enormous benefit to patients and hospital staff alike. (The history and development of the role makes for an interesting read)[i].

These specialist nurses will independently assess, diagnose, investigate, and treat a wide range of injuries and illnesses in both adults and children and often without reference to medical staff. They are autonomous practitioners and primarily treat a wide range of musculoskeletal problems, skin problems, and minor illnesses using their skills in advanced nursing.

A specialist ENP Service

Medicat offers a niche and unique ENP service across the South West. Our team are highly specialised, extremely experienced, and well-known within the emergency nursing specialism. The majority of our nurses are non-medical prescribers and all can request and interpret radiographs under IRMER regulations.

Our compliance specialist team work diligently to ensure our nurses comply with regulation at both a local and a national level, as well as keeping abreast of changes to regulation that may affect their work, and ensuring this information is suitably disseminated to the appropriate parties. Training and compliance is monitored using advanced computer software to ensure a complete and accurate database of information can be kept. Each of our nurses has a unique personal profile outlining their skills, competencies, and experience that is shared with our Clients for their peace of mind.

Our nurses regularly undertake supervisions to ensure they are continuing to practice within their scope in a safe way, and to ensure that they are satisfied and comfortable within their role. Any personal development goals are discussed, anxieties related to any aspect of their work, or training needs, to ensure our nurses are working at the best of their abilities.

At Medicat, we chose to remain independent by declining placement as an awarded supplier for the NHS CPP National Clinical Staffing Framework, yet continue to be a primary supplier within the South West through our ability to meet our Clients’ needs with professionalism, quality, continuity, and economic viability.

Could an ENP service benefit you?

Emergency nurse practitioners are capable of fulfilling much needed roles in a variety of locations, from emergency departments to urgent care, walk-in centres, and minor injury units – areas currently under extreme pressures from poor staffing levels and unmanageable workloads.

There are many research studies[ii] that have shown how an ENP service could benefit in the following key areas:

  • Improved waiting times
  • Improved quality of care
  • Increased patient satisfaction
  • Better use of resources
  • More holistic care, and
  • Improved continuity of care

It has also been demonstrated that appropriately trained A&E nurse practitioners, working within agreed guidelines, can provide care to patients with minor injuries and illnesses that is equal to or in some way better than that provided by junior doctors[iii].

If you feel that your team could benefit from the support of an experienced and professional emergency nurse practitioner, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone, email, or by using the submission form below. Our 24/7 hotline is run by our specialist team manager to ensure you always reach someone with the experience and knowledge required to meet your needs.

Specialist team manager: Kate
Tel: 0117 3 1717 62 / 07436 808 329

Doctors And Nurses At The Reception Area Of A Hospital

Emergency nurse practitioners are capable of fulfilling much needed roles in a variety of locations, from emergency departments to urgent care, walk-in centres, and minor injury units – areas currently under extreme pressures from poor staffing levels and unmanageable workloads.

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