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.
NHS England has pledged that health professionals will receive the digital tools they need in a bid to make digitally-enabled care “mainstream” across the country, especially those working in community settings, as part of its 10-year plan.
Community-based rapid response teams will be expected to swing into action within two hours to prevent vulnerable patients being taken to hospital as part of efforts to provide more care closer to home.
Investment in primary, community and mental health care will grow faster than the rest of the overall NHS budget, NHS England has pledged as part of its new plan for the health service.
The amount of money wasted by people failing to show up for general practice appointments each year could fund the annual salary of more than 8,000 community nurses, health leaders have revealed.
A home care provider in South London has been given the worst possible rating by the healthcare provider watchdog, after inspectors found a “totally unacceptable” catalogue of safety breaches.
Care home staff have forgone a festive tradition in order to help Northumberland’s lonely older people.
A book by a former nurse leader on the unexplained murder of Florence Nightingale’s god-daughter, herself a nurse, is the inspiration for the plot of a new TV drama to be broadcast this weekend.
Community nurse beliefs about infection prevention influence whether they comply with prevention protocols more than their actual knowledge of how to comply, according to new US research.
Nurses based at a hospital in South Wales are hosting a Christmas Day lunch for patients in the community who are most vulnerable.
The adult social care green paper has been delayed again and will now be published next year, the government has confirmed.
Targeted mental health support will be made available on the NHS to the partners of new and expectant mothers, it has been announced.
A senior staff nurse who works for a children’s hospice charity has been awarded Queen’s nurse title for her “compassionate” care to children and young people with life-shortening conditions.
The Queen’s Nursing Institute has announced a new programme of funding for nurse-led projects to improve the healthcare of people living with frailty.
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Nurses have helped to prevent hundreds of unnecessary admissions to hospital in North West England by responding to 999 calls and treating patients in the community.
Theresa May today pledged to cut “needless” admissions and help inpatients return home sooner – through community-based rapid response teams and dedicated support for care home residents.
Allied Healthcare, a major UK home care provider, is seeking to transfer or sell all its contracts to other providers, in the wake of action from the Care Quality Commission.
A community infection prevention nurse has been named Wales Nurse of the Year at an annual Royal College of Nursing event.
Nurses recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list earlier this year have been presented with their British Empire Medals.
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More than 20 organisations representing nurses, outreach workers and other homelessness professionals have called on NHS England to spend more on specialist health interventions for homeless people.
Fears have been raised about the future of district nursing, as student numbers decline.
A new book has been launched that it is hoped will become a valuable resource for student nurses giving them unique insights into patient and carer experiences of care at home.
Community nurses working in Scotland are being encouraged to look out for tell-tale signs that their patients may be at risk or have become the victim of financial scams.
Shortages of learning disabilities nurses are hampering long-drawn national plans to end the practice of vulnerable people being inappropriately sent away from their families for care, leading nurses have warned.
A community trust in West London has been praised for making improvements but told to review the “unmanageable” caseloads of its nurses who have complained of feeling stressed and overworked.
Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock has indicated he wants to see an increase in the adoption of community nursing models similar to one pioneered in the Netherlands.
Community health services for children at Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust have been downgraded from “good” to “inadequate” by inspectors who raised concerns about staffing levels and heavy caseloads.
Homeless people sleeping rough in South London are benefitting from on the spot checks and same-day registration with a GP thanks to a project set up by specialist nurses.
The care minister for England, Caroline Dinenage, has promised to fight to get the voice of community nurses heard in government.
New voluntary standards have been published for the education and practice of community children’s nurses.
Community nurses should never underestimate the shame that men feel about discussing their weight and wellbeing, a new report argues.
The chief executive of the community nurse organisation the Queen’s Nursing Institute is to receive an honorary doctorate for her work on promoting the sector from Buckinghamshire New University.
The number of adults aged 85 years and older needing round-the-clock care will almost double to 446,000 in England over the next 20 years, according to predictions.
A therapy that helps people with dementia achieve everyday goals is being rolled out to health and care providers, after a successful trial.
A petition has been launched that calls for health workers such as district nurses to be given greater parking freedoms when performing care duties in the community.
A district nurse from South Yorkshire is taking to the skies for her first ever skydive to raise awareness that young suicide can be prevented.
Nurses in the UK carry out 180 wound dressing changes a year on each patient with a chronic wound, a survey has indicated.
Health visitors in North Yorkshire have received international recognition for their care for parents and their children.
Hydration and nutrition has improved among care home residents following a programme of tailored support provided by a clinical commissioning group, according to an evaluation.
The Royal College of Midwives has announced that it supports the universal provision of baby boxes in the UK.
Patients on Merseyside are benefitting from a pioneering service that allows them to receive treatment for cancer in their workplace.
A group of organisations in the South Yorkshire town of Doncaster have held their first “pop-up hub” to help homeless people and rough sleepers with health issues and other concerns.
A new nurse-led pilot has been launched to provide rough sleepers in the Ipswich and Suffolk Coastal areas with mental health assessment and short-term interventions.
A nursing couple is offering their £600,000 home as the prize in a competition in a bid to raise money for a ground-breaking dementia project.
A ground-breaking project that has seen a community outreach nurse work closely with Gypsy and Traveller people in Leeds is to be extended, after an evaluation found it had boosted health and wellbeing among this marginalised group.
Street signs have been put up inside a Runcorn care home to help residents with dementia to navigate their way around.
More than a hundred members of the nursing profession have been given the Queen’s nurse title, in recognition of their commitment to patient care in the community.
A project harnessing “telecare” technology and led by senior nurses in Yorkshire has reduced emergency admissions from care home by 33%, new research suggests.
Patients going into hospital from care homes should be given a special red bag to allow for an easier stay and quicker discharge, according to NHS England.