district nurse


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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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The Southern DHB is now piloting the technology with 16 of its district nurses.
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?
Contemporary district nurses have a significant leadership and management role, and are well placed to lead service and practice development in order to meet the needs of their particular populations.
District nurses must be qualified, registered and undertake further training.
TWO district nurses have been awarded the title of Queen's Nurses by a national body in recognition of their dedication to the roles they play in the community.
They show complete selflessness, if you were to talk to a district nurse they would completely bash you down and say they are just doing their job.
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.
A spokeswoman for the Betsi Cadwaladr health board, which is responsible for district nurses in North Wales said: "We are unable to comment on this case because investigations are ongoing".
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.
Jane Carroll, a district nurse from South Wales and RCN Welsh Board Member, explained that district nursing is equally challenging and rewarding.

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