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This article outlines a pilot study using telemedicine to assess chest pain in a minor injury unit. It discusses how the pilot was set up and the benefits of telemedicine for both patients and staff. Bridgwater Community Hospital has recently won an award from the Community Hospitals Association for its use of cardiology telemedicine in its unit.
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AS 2012 draws to an end, emergency nurses across the UK are trying to cope with patients who have higher clinical acuity, as well as with increasing trolley waits and reductions in staff numbers.
Pressures on health and social care have never been greater. This month Nigel Edwards, chief executive of the respected Nuffield Trust, cautioned that NHS morale was at an all-time low, posing a threat at least as great as financial constraints.