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district nurse

district nurse

A specially qualified nurse in the UK who works with patients in non-hospital settings (patients’ homes, GP surgeries, clinics and health centres). They provide wound care, diabetes monitoring, administration of medication and pain control for the terminally ill, and advise on maintaining healthy lifestyles, smoking cessation, etc.
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DRIVEN TO HELP - Jackie Jones is doing the Great North Run NEW CAREER AHEAD - Irene Taylor, of the district nursing service, with new nurse Jackie
We look forward to seeing a great turn out of DNs at out AGM in June at the Waipuna Conference Centre, Auckland, and hope to be able to present at least one DN with the Brent South District Nursing Award, provided we get plenty of nominations
READY FOR ACTION Some of the community matrons who are part of the Northumberland district nursing service
This brings real opportunities for district nursing services to challenge traditional ways of working and embrace new models of care.
District nursing celebrated its 150th anniversary last year and Irene spoke of how the role is changing as it adapts to a developing model of healthcare.
The end result will be equal provision of district nursing services across the county and we have been able to do this by not making any staff redundant, staff will keep their current salary grade and retain the number of hours they work if they wish to do so.
We have also sent it to all district nursing service managers, directors of nursing and DHB chief executives.
Her clinical experience in mental health and district nursing enriched her work with undergraduate students, encouraging them always to see the person they were nursing and took beyond the episode of health/ill health which brought that person in contact with the health system and to consider the person as a member of a family/whanau and the community.
A COLLECTION of contemporary and archive photographs and poems celebrating the 150th anniversary of district nursing is now on display at a Tyneside university.
The board has endorsed the district nurses' section policy framework for a quality district nursing service.
It is more than a century since the start of district nursing in the UK and health professionals gathered to mark the special occasion.

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