District and Community Nursing
News and practice for district and community nurses
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.
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.
Latest research: community and district nursing
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
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
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.
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Community hospitals are key in the further rehabilitation and care of patients discharged from acute or emergency settings.
On the 20 November it is the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel’s Stop Pressure Ulcer Day 2014.