A leading nursing organisation has warned that the movement of services out of hospitals and closer to patients’ homes has failed to happen at the “scale and pace required”.
The vast majority of community healthcare providers are deeply worried about staffing and fear current workforce plans will not deliver enough district nurses, health visitors, and specialist nurses to realise ambitions of providing more services closer to home, reveals a new report.
Two community nurses from Cardiff, who specialise in continence and stoma care, have been given awards to mark their long service by a leading nursing charity.
Groups representing mental health, learning disability and district nurses have cautiously welcomed the announcement of grants for postgraduates but have asked the government for more details.
Postgraduates choosing to study areas of nursing with the worst recruitment difficulties will be offered “golden hellos” worth £10,000, in a move designed to mitigate losing the bursary.
Specialist community perinatal mental health services will be available in every part of the country by April next year, NHS England has said as it confirmed the roll-out of £23m of funding.
District nurses in North Manchester have increased their patient contacts by 50%, following the introduction of mobile devices to record and share clinical information.
The Scottish government is to invest £6.9m over three years for training and educating practice nurses and district nurses to “help support a sustainable 24/7 community nursing workforce”.
Only around 15% of hospital children’s services are backed up by a full-time community nursing service, creating difficulty in discharging children early, the authors of an audit report have warned.
The nursing regulator has announced that it is seeking a registered nurse or midwife with a community service background or leadership experience to join its ruling council.