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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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His colleagues acknowledged his contribution with the creation of the Brent South Award, a scholarship for nurses who showed leadership in district nursing. He was also the recipient of a Florence Nightingale Award, which allowed him to attend a Royal College of Nursing conference in the United Kingdom.
Lesley Lewis, service development manager for Sandwell Primary Care trust, added: "The district nursing team are overjoyed, and we're grateful Alice and her family have chosen to help us in this way."
In addition, Fazzi Associates, a national consulting, benchmarking and best-practice research firm based in Northampton, named Auburn District Nursing Association a national best practice agency.
The main team is made up of dedicated district nursing sisters, staff nurses and nursing auxiliaries who work together to provide a high quality of nursing care 365 days a year.
The Aspirin4VLU trial has been recruiting participants through district nursing services in Auckland, Counties Manukau, Waikato and Southern District Health Boards and Nurse Maude in Christchurch.
The reason I put myself forward for this is that I have just completed my master's degree in district nursing outcomes, and part of the assessment and requirements for a dissertation was to show how I will share the information."
Her district nursing colleagues in those days were Nurses Simpson, Emery, Blott and Hall.
"There is good evidence to show that district nursing, when resourced properly, actually reduces healthcare costs in the long-term, and allows patients to stay living in their own homes.
A new strategy setting out to improve the service model for district nursing was launched last month by the Department of Health in England.
DISTRICT nursing services across Denbighshire and Conwy are under strain, a Conservative investigation has highlighted.

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