Plans to expand safe nurse staffing legislation in Wales to cover paediatric inpatient care have taken a step forward.
A new “one stop shop” community care partnership in the London borough of Ealing will help nurses provide a better service to patients by breaking down “artificial” organisational boundaries, leaders behind the scheme have said.
People with dementia should be offered activities such as exercise, aromatherapy, gardening and mindfulness to help them stay well and independent, according to new standards for dementia care.
Community nurses in Essex have been given precautionary treatment in the wake of an outbreak of a potentially deadly strain of Strep A that has so far claimed the lives of 12 elderly patients.
Over 7,000 young mothers and their newborns in Scotland have now received support through an innovative programme led by specially trained nurses and midwives, according to a report.
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.
The expertise of charities that are blazing a trail in community nursing transformation should be harnessed around the decision-making table, health experts have urged.
Bosses from one of the UK’s largest independent social care providers have moved to reassure staff after announcing they had called in administrators.
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A Labour government would invest millions of pounds in developing the social care workforce and keeping people with learning disabilities and autism out of hospital, the party has announced.
A nurse academic has won a prestigious scholarship that will enable her to study infection control in nursing homes around the world.
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust has announced that it has appointed a new chief nurse.
NHS staff and care homes in North Devon have begun using the so-called red bag scheme to improve the experience of people who are admitted to hospital from a care home.
Patients at home who are approaching the end-of-life experience substantially better pain relief if they receive specialist palliative care from a nurse, according to researchers.
A new charity partnership will provide specialist dementia nursing expertise for staff at a Norfolk-based independent domiciliary care provider and the wider community of people it supports
Researchers have developed a new tool that they claim will help nurses deliver person-centred care to patients with progressive conditions.
Plans to create an apprenticeship route into district nursing in England have moved a significant step forward.
An NHS trust in London has welcomed a new contract to deliver community health and social care services in Ealing, to support people to receive treatment closer to home.
Falls in older people living in the community can successfully be prevented by prescribing exercise, according to a major new review of the research evidence.
Concerns have been raised over the ambitions of the new NHS Long Term Plan, with analysts highlighting an “ongoing deterioration” in workforce numbers in critical areas such as primary and community care, nursing and mental health.
A dedicated nurse has been brought in to support people on the Isles of Scilly with their mental health concerns in a first-of-its-kind appointment to improve access to care.
Plans are in the pipeline for new foundation training for community nurses, as part of efforts to raise awareness of the role and boost recruitment and retention, Nursing Times has learnt.
A team of community nurses in Dorset is using electric bikes to visit their patients as part of an initiative to improve staff wellbeing, patient engagement and the environment, one of the nurses leading the project has revealed to Nursing Times.
Providing tailored support for nurses interested in working in the community is one way to halt the worrying decline in district nurse numbers, according to the chief executive of Health Education England.
A new service will see a team of dedicated specialist dementia nurses working across community and hospital settings in Wiltshire.
Improvements to out-of-hours palliative care are urgently needed to protect people from harm and unnecessary suffering, researchers have warned.
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.