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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...

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).

Community specialist practitioner's role in enhancing interprofessional collaboration

Communication involves the use of all our senses; not only the spoken word, but eye contact, body language and intonation play a major part in how messages are sent, received and interpreted (Grover,...

Personal protective equipment training team: a community nursing initiative

Due to the concerns raised in care homes regarding appropriate PPE attainment, the author was authorised to lead a team to provide direct education and support to all residential and nursing care...

Understanding vaccine hesitancy: the evidence

The WHO commissioned a systematic review due to concern related to influenza vaccine hesitancy across the globe, which was particularly evident during the 2009–2010 H1N1 pandemic (WHO, 2016). The...

Why community specialist practitioner district nurses should promote tissue donation

Unlike organ donation, which needs to take place within the acute setting on a living human, human tissue donation can be offered within the community up to 48 hours after death (NHS Blood and...

Florence Nightingale's legacy on the role of men in community nursing

NHS England (2014) highlighted the need to break down the traditional divide between healthcare in hospitals and the community, and the increasing need for community nurses means they are at the...

Community nursing placements: student learning experiences during a pandemic and beyond

One area that has continued to raise particular challenges in community nursing is maintaining the level of student learning capacity, supervision and assessment to the extent of pre-pandemic levels....

Promoting health and wellbeing across community nursing teams: role of the specialist practitioner district nurse

Public Health England (PHE) highlighted that mental health and wellbeing promotion should be advocated by all healthcare professionals. One-in-six adults will experience some form of mental health...

The challenge of infection control in patients' homes

Effective hand hygiene remains one of the cornerstones of good infection control. Since its conception in 1979, the, originally six-, now seven-stage, handwashing technique (World Health Organization...

Challenges and complexities of discharge planning from a district nursing perspective

The Queen's Nursing Institute (QNI) (2013) reported that previous acute care only delivered in the hospital is now being offered by DNs. In concordance with this, NHS England (2015) acknowledged the...

Touch: knowledge and considerations for nursing practice

There is evidence that social touch between people can reduce stress and have a calming effect in adults, with a reduction of psychobiological stress responses due to neuro-physiological and endocrine...

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