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Long COVID and mental health

Taquet et al (2021a) published the results of their study in the Lancet, which explored the neurological and psychological effect of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. They looked specifically into 6-month...

Improving palliative care access

To do this successfully, an awareness and recognition of the reasons why these groups may be reluctant or find it hard to access services is important.

Growing old and tired?

‘The retention of older district nurses within the workforce will be critical for retaining wisdom and expertise as well as for educating new and replacement registered nurses entering community...

How district nurses can support team wellbeing during the pandemic and beyond

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been rapid expansion of the community nursing caseload. Many of the specialist services have reduced or withdrawn face-to-face care to enable the vulnerable to...

Skin care in the summer: risks, assessment and treatment

There are two type of skin ageing factors: intrinsic and extrinsic. The Skin Cancer Foundation (2015) stated that the skin loses fat and water content as people age, becoming thinner and allowing UV...

Rising to the challenge: a COVID-19 vaccination service for the housebound population

The cluster matron role developed into a mainly coordinating function for the service. The matron acted as the clinical lead and was responsible for the overall governance for service delivery. They...

Being an end-of-life doula

‘Dying is not an act you can easily undertake yourself. If being born amid those who will love you is the first best hope of life, dying within a community is the last’ .

Evidence-based strategies to promote vaccine acceptance

The range of psychological, physical and contextual barriers to vaccination uptake are set out in a previous paper (While, 2021).

TalkToUs—a telephone support line for community nurses

The QNI was fortunate in that one of its staff had extensive experience in setting up and managing telephone helplines, so we already had the expertise in-house to draw on for the creation and...

Are we getting it right? A review of end-of-life care in community nursing

Patient records were evaluated using a questionnaire to understand how well the service performed against a set of care priorities, namely:.

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