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District and Community Nursing

News and practice for district and community nurses



Cambridge community trust completes transfer of 45% of staff


Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust has completed the transfer of around 45% of its 3,540 staff to six other organisations, after losing its role as provider of older people’s services across the county.

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Leeds community trust criticised for low staffing levels by CQC


Leeds Community Healthcare Trust has been rated as “requires improvement” by the Care Quality Commission, after inspectors raised concerns about insufficient staffing levels and a “high reliance” on temporary staff.

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Nursing at the centre of community services

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Community and primary care nurses are ideally placed to support patients and carers in making lifestyle and behaviour changes to improve their health and wellbeing

Recognising and preventing dehydration among patients

Recognising and preventing dehydration among patients

Nursing Times Learning has launched a new unit on hydration, which discusses how to recognise signs of dehydration and ensure patients receive adequate oral hydration

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'Knowledge of how to care for people with dementia is not reaching many staff'


A few weeks ago I went to see Still Alice and cried. Despite close contact with people with dementia it was a shock to see a middle-aged woman with the condition, her rapid decline and the impact her illness had on those around her. As a woman in my fifties I was also frightened by what the future might hold.

High protein diet not as bad for you as smoking

High protein diet not as bad for you as smoking

“People who eat diets rich in animal protein carry similar cancer risk to those who smoke 20 cigarettes each day,” reports The Daily Telegraph.

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