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A&E nursing in the UK

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Harold1981 Harold1981 (Member)

I have a few questions for nurses who are actually in an A&E post in a UK hospital and can tell out of first hand.

What is it like to be there?

- How many hours do you make on a weekly basis?

- What is the shift pattern?

- How many night shifts a month?

- Working hours?

- nurse to patient ratio on A&E?

- what makes up most of your time? direct patient care or paperwork?

- Just how busy are UK A&E-departments in these days? Are you running around duringa shift with a million things to do, or is it more relaxed? Are the departments crowded like in the states?

Thanks!

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 32 years experience.

Full time hours are generally 37 and a half hours a week. Shifts will vary from 8 hours to 12 hours.

Other than that I can't help you with your other questions