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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Jane, who lives in Newport, said the role of the district nurse can be incredibly rewarding as long as safeguards are in place and staffing levels are addressed.
Paul Crank, senior nurse with the district nursing team at Cwm Taf University Health Board (CTUHB), won the Community Nursing Award at this year's Royal College of Nursing in Wales Nurse of the Year Awards for his work on a programme to equip district nurses with Chromebooks.
Aware of the event and how busy the town would become with people travelling from all over to attend, the District Nurses started to work on a plan to ensure that long traffic jams and road closures wouldn't impact on them getting to their patients and giving them the care they needed.
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.
Details of patients' names and addresses were on the stolen sheets, used to help district nurses plan their appointments.
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.
Horsley was a district nurse at North West Wales NHS Trust at the time, but has since left the profession.
Sandwell district nurse Gail Fisher said: "We are overwhelmed with this donation and the team feel it is a wonderful recognition of the work we do everyday.
When patients no longer can benefit from curative care, the district nurse will continue to monitor and co-ordinate their support and care, working closely with GPs and other providers of palliative care.
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.
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