Parts of the NHS are hiring only one nurse for every 400 jobs advertised, show new figures that reveal the extent of nursing staff shortages in England.
Nursing staff in care homes and other community settings should be trained to screen for malnutrition among older people, according to a cross-party group of MPs.
Funding for the delivery of respiratory care is set to be “rebalanced” in Wales away from hospitals and towards specialist nurses working in the community, according to a plan to reduce variation.
A community nursing student has been recognised as one of the highest achieving nurses in the country during her graduation from the University of Chester.
A new model of community nursing inspired by an approach to district nursing used in the Netherlands is expected to be fully adopted by a trust in Cheshire following a successful trial.
Kate Martin has worked as an infection control nurse for over 10 years in hospitals. This is her first winter season in the community. Every year she reflects, but this year has been very different…
A London trust is looking to roll out a new nurse-led model of community care, after patients and staff said quality of care improved during its test phase.
The ongoing decline in district nurse numbers is contributing to the winter pressures currently facing hospitals, as it is reducing the ability to treat people at home, a community nurse leader has warned.
Disuse of muscles due to short periods of inactivity caused, for example, by time spent in hospital can “dramatically enhance” decline in muscle mass in patients as they age, warn researchers.
Senior community nurses are to be sent as “first responders” to some 999 calls in part of the North East, after problems with long waits for ambulances over the winter that have left older people lying on the floor in pain.