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Sidelining nurses 'bad for commissioning'
The problem is that GP's don't understand the role of District Nurses many think that we cycle round taking blood pressures and that when we are in the office we are doing nothing. New teams that spring up such as rapid response and long term conditions evaluate their own services and come up with figures for how many people they have kept out of hospital - DN's also keep people at home but this, at least in my trust is not being evaluated. An expansion of DN teams to do the LTC and rapid response work in the areas they know and work would be a lot more cost effective and involve a lot less trumpet blowing and meetings.
DN's offer a fantastic responsive, skilled and cost effective service that could be a model for many other services. The reason that we have been around for a long time is because we are so good - longevity is not a reason to condemn a service.
My trust has audited our work -but as the audit showed how hard we work it quickly disappeared. More recently patients opinions were sought on DN services, again we got a glowing report - I don't think this is what was wanted but the changes that will stifle our services continue to be pushed ahead by a few GP's who want a service that puts them first not patients.
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