district nurse

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district nurse

(in Britain) a nurse employed within the National Health Service to attend patients in a particular area, usually by visiting them in their own homes
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The smart phones, which are fitted with security software to encrypt and protect all patient information, allow district nurses to share details with their colleagues, making handovers between staff easier.
A The rules governing district nurses accepting gifts from grateful patients are often contained within their contract, and these vary.
Now, as referrals from patients, GPs and hospitals come in via telephone, they are immediately logged on the Hydra system, which generates a list allocating patient visits to the district nurses.
The co-editors reply: We would like to assure the nurses at HealthcareNZ that no slight was intended in deciding to focus on the work of Nurse Maude district nurses as part of our extended coverage of the response from nurses to the earthquake and its aftermath.
To mark the anniversary, the Queen's Nursing Institute (QNI) hosted the party and almost 80 district nurses attended the Port of Liverpool Building.
In addition, 39% of health visitors and 31% of district nurses have thought about leaving the trust that they work for.
District nurses play a crucial role in the Northumberland community.
The information given to our GP was also very limited, and it was thanks to the district nurses and our doctor's involvement that we found out Barbara was anaemic and needed immediate treatment.
Anne Duffy, chief executive of the Community and District Nurses Association, states that their members' working week has increased by nearly 50 per cent.
There has not been significant growth in the numbers of community public health visitors for several years and there has been a decline in the number of district nurses.
District nurses have been given a boost, thanks to a Darlington widower.
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