Royal College of Emergency Medicine Menu Menu

RCEM statement on nurses’ industrial action

15 December 2022

Commenting on industrial action by nursing staff, Dr Adrian Boyle, President of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, said:

“In Emergency Medicine there is a retention crisis, particularly amongst our nursing colleagues. Emergency Medicine nurses are a critical part of the workforce – EM is a team sport. We know and understand that many EM staff, including nurses, are burned out, exhausted and overwhelmed. They are skilled, competent professionals who deliver excellent care for our patients. It is vital that our nursing colleagues feel valued and appreciated.”

Back to top Back to top