have been replaced by other positions, such as unqualified health care assistants.
haven't got the time to answer those peripheral issues which can mean an awful lot to a patient.
Coun Rev Richard Bashford (Lab, Quinton) added: "What has been suggested appears to be more of a social model, and I am worried that if district nurses
are trained in medical care, are they the best possible people to deliver such care?"
In 1973, she was given the job of district nurse
Under this initiative, Chromebooks have been rolled out to district nursing teams and all district nurses
are now using the devices as part of their normal daily duties.
Gill, who is based at Monkseaton Medical Centre and Marine Avenue Medical Centre in Whitley Bay, North Tyneside, said: "We need to raise the profile of district nurses
and working in the community.
Health staff have estimated that the new system reduces the time spent by the district nurses
on unnecessary paperwork and travel by at least an hour per nurse per day.
Frankie is set in the present day around the lead district nurse
and her team, who face challenging situations and want to make a difference.
"It's difficult to quantify exactly what a district nurse
does and the number of district nurses
is in decline locally and nationally.
She spent the next 15 years working as a district nurse
in Old Swan and Walton, and found the work both challenging and rewarding.
On average we have between 18 and 20 district nurses
on duty every day and we operate two shifts, the main day shift between 8.30am and 5pm and a night shift, but essentially we provide a 24-hour service.
Scots district nurses
say TV stars such as Sarah Lancashire and Anthea Turner make their profession a laughing stock.