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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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Jane Carroll, district Nurse and member of the RCN Welsh Board
Research by the charity shows a total of 351 district nurses are due to qualify in the summer of 2014 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
One initiative which arose was the Agility TRx district nursing tool which HealthTRx's software designers created in consultation with Gore Health's nine part-time district nurses, asking them what they wanted the tablet to do, to allow them to do their job better.
Details of patients' names and addresses were on the stolen sheets, used to help district nurses plan their appointments.
District nurses can do three to five of these a day, and each can take over an hour to complete.
Councillors yesterday claimed district nurses would struggle to cope with changes proposed by a Birmingham health trust to improve end-of-life care for patients, writes Emma Brady.
Margaret, 65, was a district nurse at Cowdenbeath Medical Practice in Fife for 31 years, befriending patients and inspiring colleagues along the way.
One district nurse, who works with mentally-ill patients in Birmingham and Solihull, told the Sunday Mercury: 'It costs me a lot of money to attend a patient who lives on the boundary of the area I cover.
Photo: (1 -- color) Lancaster School District nurse Josie Carbonell, right, watches as students Elyssa Jackson, 11, checks her insulin pump and Candice Grady, 12, center, takes a blood test.
District nurse These play a crucial role in the primary healthcare team.
Lee, who is district nurse and "cluster lead" at Shiremoor Resource Centre, in North Tyneside, said: "It's an honour to have the accolade.
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