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A ‘long-term plan’

‘Planning and careful implementation will be required so that long waits in the home do not simply replace long waits for nursing care in hospital corridors or wards.’ .

Future of Specialist Practice Qualifications in district nursing for band 6 leadership roles

This study used an exploratory mixed-methods design with the Delphi technique, which involves a group communication process that aims to predict future events or occurrences (Ulschak, 1983; Turoff and...

Infection prevention in care homes: the role of community nurses

While anyone can acquire an infection, there are some people who are at higher risk, either because of factors specific to the patients or because of the setting within which they find themselves...

An overview of the role of the district nurse caring for individuals with complex needs

The case of Amanda Clarke (pseudonym) is used as a source of reference to further illustrate the role of the DN..

What can community nurses do for older adults who experience faecal incontinence?

The incidence of faecal incontinence in the older population can vary dramatically depending on the definition used and the setting in which the people live. Individuals in a residential setting...

Preventing and treating incontinence-associated dermatitis in adults

The clinical question addressed in the review summarised here pertains to adults with incontinence in hospitals and nursing homes. The objective of Beeckman et al's review (2016) was to determine...

Negligence and the standard of care in district nursing

Liability for carelessness is given its legal expression in the law relating to negligence. Compensation paid to settle negligence claims continues to increase year on year in the NHS, with NHS...

Genomic medicine: past, present and future

New treatments are on the horizon as a result of ongoing advances in genomic medicine and the growing number of nurse prescribers will be at the forefront of a new generation of genomic treatments....

Transforming community care

‘Many older people move among services to meet multiple or complex care needs, but examples of good integrated care remain infrequent.’ .

Falls in nursing homes: challenges from a nursing perspective

A recent systematic review identified common barriers to as well as facilitators of implementing procedures for falls prevention in nursing homes. The most commonly cited barriers were limited...

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