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Welcome to the online community of the RCN's Emergency Care Association (ECA)

The ECA represents the professional interests of staff working in a wide variety of settings where emergency, urgent or unscheduled care is provided. This includes those working in emergency departments, minor injury units, ambulance services, NHS walk-in centres, armed forces nursing services, NHS Direct, NHS 24 and primary care out-of-hours services. The ECA also supports the work of the RCN Minor Injuries Group.

If you're not yet a member of the ECA, what are you waiting for? RCN members can join forums free of charge, and benefits include regular e-newsletters from the forum keeping you up to date on topics such as good practice and forthcoming events. Each forum also has its own area on the RCN's Discussion Zone where you can network with others in your specialty. To join just call RCN Direct on 0345 772 6100 - option 1.

This is the area of the RCNís website for all nurses and allied healthcare professionals involved in, or interested in emergency care. The ECA committee have worked hard to bring you an online community that is the most comprehensive emergency care nursing website in the UK.

This is your community and we want you to help us shape it with ideas, information and innovation. We are keen to make this more than just an information portal, we want it to become a thriving community where emergency care staff across the world share ideas and information. So get involved and contact us with news of study days, conferences, new developments and share your best practice/policies/procedures with others.

Contact us and share your ideas by sending an email to eca@rcn.org.uk.