Emergency care nurses with patients

RCN Emergency Care Association

Representing RCN members working in emergency care

We represent RCN members who work in emergency care by collaborating with other forums, as well as professional organisations such as the Royal College of Emergency Medicine. Our priorities are to promote appropriate staffing and skill mix and facilitate discussion around best practice and innovations in care.

We are deeply saddened to report that Dr Clifford Mann OBE, the National Clinical Director for urgent and emergency care has passed away.

“Cliff was a phenomenal leader; never afraid to say what was needed but also a calm and measured presence, even under pressure. He had professional integrity, spoke with authority yet always with rationale. Cliff remembered your name – a rare but powerful gift. He made you and what you brought to emergency care important. He had the utmost respect for the nursing workforce – something that led him to be a true friend and ally to the Royal College of Nursing Emergency Care Association to strengthen our collective voice on improving quality care for patients and those who work within emergency care. Cliff still worked in the environment he loved and this meant he truly understood the issues that faced emergency care. His death is a sad loss for Emergency Care and he will be remembered both for his incredible work and his genuine warmth and friendship.”

Nursing workforce standards for Type 1 Emergency Departments published

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine and the Royal College of Nursing's Emergency Care Association have published 'Nursing workforce standards for Type 1 Emergency Departments'.

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Meet the team

Find out more about our committee members and the forum professional lead
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Read more about upcoming emergency care nursing conferences, workshops and study days hosted by the RCN.


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Our work

Discover what we're working on now and what we're planning for the future


Read the latest views on emergency care issues


A workforce planning tool you can use in your emergency department to help you highlight any disparity between nursing workload and staffing.

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