District and general practice nurses are being brought together to work side-by-side in Leeds, as part of ambitious integration plans anticipated to free up staff time by reducing duplication.
Home care health workers are frequently verbally abused by clients and their families, according to researchers from the US.
New best practice training guidelines have been published for professional carers administering buccal (ormomucosal) midazolam for epilepsy patients in the community.
The Queen’s Nursing Institute has launched a new UK wide survey of the district nursing workforce to help the charity to determine what investment and support is needed for the service.
A university is launching an adult nursing degree apprenticeship with a heavy focus on community nursing placements, which it argues could have a significant impact on local recruitment difficulties.
A new independent inquiry has begun into up to 17,000 cases of historic patient safety failures at the former Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust.
A fundamental lack of understanding of the true value of nurses is leading to the creation of yet more “shiny new” initiatives at the expense of the profession, an influential nursing leader has warned.
The role of the registered nurse in adult social care is marred by damaging myths that must be debunked in order to address workforce shortages, leaders in the sector have urged.
New data is needed to demonstrate the true value of a district nursing service looking at “positive outcomes” that often go unnoticed such as how many patients receive end of life care in their own homes, leaders have urged.
Care minister Caroline Dinenage has revealed plans to improve understanding of the work undertaken by community nurses among the wider health workforce.