An NHS trust in London has welcomed a new contract to deliver community health and social care services in Ealing, to support people to receive treatment closer to home.
Falls in older people living in the community can successfully be prevented by prescribing exercise, according to a major new review of the research evidence.
Concerns have been raised over the ambitions of the new NHS Long Term Plan, with analysts highlighting an “ongoing deterioration” in workforce numbers in critical areas such as primary and community care, nursing and mental health.
A dedicated nurse has been brought in to support people on the Isles of Scilly with their mental health concerns in a first-of-its-kind appointment to improve access to care.
Plans are in the pipeline for new foundation training for community nurses, as part of efforts to raise awareness of the role and boost recruitment and retention, Nursing Times has learnt.
A team of community nurses in Dorset is using electric bikes to visit their patients as part of an initiative to improve staff wellbeing, patient engagement and the environment, one of the nurses leading the project has revealed to Nursing Times.
Providing tailored support for nurses interested in working in the community is one way to halt the worrying decline in district nurse numbers, according to the chief executive of Health Education England.
A new service will see a team of dedicated specialist dementia nurses working across community and hospital settings in Wiltshire.
Improvements to out-of-hours palliative care are urgently needed to protect people from harm and unnecessary suffering, researchers have warned.
A trust in the West Country is exploring whether new technology will help to keep members of its community nursing team who are working in rural, isolated areas safer.