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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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Here too, health insurers emphasize that the district nurse (from the perspective of professional autonomy, knowledge and skills) indicates palliative (terminal) care.
Currently that has been eroded continuously, leaving community nursing teams not only with reduced staff but with less district nurses with the specialist practitioner and nurse prescribing qualifications.
THE number of district nurses covering Coventry and Warwickshire has dropped by almost a quarter in a decade.
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.
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.
In a statement, the trust said letters had been sent "to patients on the district nurse team list since April 2007."
District nurse transport accounts for the majority of work to be carried out under this contract.
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.
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."
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