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.
A Sheffield community nurse has been awarded the title of Queen’s nurse after nearly three decades of service to the NHS.
Patients should be offered the chance to have earwax removed at a GP surgery or community clinic rather than being referred to a specialist, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has said.
A new nurse‐led model of community care developed in the Netherlands has proved hugely popular with both patients and staff in London and could help solve some of the current problems in district nursing, according to a new study
One of the priorities for the NHS in the future must be “true parity of care between mental and physical health” Prime Minister Theresa May said in her speech on the future of the NHS delivered at the Royal Free Hospital on Monday
The Welsh government has set out its first ever plan to integrate health and social care, as it attempts to treat more people in the community rather than in hospital.
Nurses could play a valuable role in advocating for better integrated care after government failures in getting the message across, according to an influential committee of MPs.
Nearly 1.5 million people could have avoided emergency admissions in 2016-17 if hospitals, GPs, community services and social care had worked together properly, according to a committee of MPs.
NHS commissioners are freezing the fees they pay providers to look after vulnerable adults, threatening to put the care home sector into greater financial difficulty, it has been claimed.
A quarter of intensive care patients are readmitted to hospital shortly after returning home, of which some are avoidable, according to a UK study.
Emergency readmissions to hospital have risen by almost a fifth in seven years pointing to problems in the way older patients are cared for, according to new research.
Nurse leaders need four key skills to effectively drive cross-sector collaborations to boost levels of health in their community, according to US researchers.
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.
Over a quarter of community nurses still use paper-based systems, despite the vast majority who utilise technology saying they find digital ways of working more reliable, according to a new report.
For the first time, health and social care experts say they have developed a “definitive” set of outcome measures and key performance indicators (KPIs) for toileting and containment strategies.
Research into safe staffing levels in community services is needed to uncover the scale of staff shortages, which are threatening patient care and causing workers to go off sick, Unison members have urged.
Dementia patients should have location finding devices – like GPS trackers – so that family carers and the police can locate the person in an emergency if they get lost, according to researchers.
The national workforce planning body Health Education England has begun a review of community nursing training, following problems filling places on programmes in recent years.
The Queen’s Nursing Institute has announced that its new chair of its council will be Dr John Unsworth, head of learning and teaching enhancement at the University of Sunderland.
Hospital services in Shropshire are set to benefit from a £300m cash injection to improve emergency and urgency care as part of a major investment in new buildings, wards and beds unveiled by the government.
Rutland in the East Midlands has appointed its first Admiral nurse via a partnership between the charity that oversees the service nationally and the county’s council.
A second cohort of support workers has started a foundation degree course run by independent provider Virgin Care.
The arrival of winter has become synonymous with missed waiting time targets, cancelled operations and efforts to redirect people away from accident and emergency departments.
Northern Ireland’s health department has launched a plan designed to make provision by the country’s district nursing teams 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week.