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District and Community Nursing

News and practice for district and community nurses


Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Northampton trust told to improve community service quality


A “marked contrast” between the quality of mental health and community services has been identified by inspectors at a trust in the East Midlands.  

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Guide launched for nurses seeking new role in schools


The Queen’s Nursing Institute has developed new online guide for nurses who are new to working in the school nursing service.

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Using hospital at home to reduce admissions

Using hospital at home to reduce admissions Subscription Required

Two clinical commissioning groups aimed to improve the patient experience and reduce hospital admissions by devising a “hospital at home” community care service

Real-time data on a patient's health status can be accessed by the patient and nurses

Caring from a distance: the role of telehealth Subscription Required

Research highlights how community nurses can overcome some of the barriers that deter them from using telehealth to remotely monitor patients at home.

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Eileen Shepherd

The patients we choose not to touch


I recently read the novel Even the Dogs, which is a fascinating insight into the lives of homeless and vulnerable people.

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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