Crystal Oldman

District nurse workload

A business case for district nurse resources no one should ignore

If action were undertaken nationally, the result will be a consistently high-quality service

Don’t let NMC’s blueprint for community care pass by without specialist nursing input

QNI sees flaws in regulator’s plan and urges nurses to respond to its consultation

General practice nurses: essential to community care, but why do they feel undervalued?

QNI chief Crystal Oldman is keen to ensure more equitable treatment and recognition

Free school meals: nurses cannot remain silent on child food poverty

We see the impact a lack of food has on the poorest families

Flu jabs are all in a day’s work for nurses – and Matt Hancock should know this

Shadowing a nurse would help senior health officials gain some understanding of the role

UK district nursing survey aims to provide true picture of the service

District nursing team leaders encouraged to complete the survey

community nurse with a patient

It’s just not true that your first job must be in an acute hospital – and here’s why

QNI's Crystal Oldman on why the community is the perfect place to start your nursing career

QNI palace reception guests

Buckingham Palace reception a fitting celebration of nursing

Nurses discussed profession’s diverse roles with Prince Charles

Community placement

Does district nurse training have a future?

Clarity on the long term funding plans for district nurse training programmes is a matter of urgency to ensure a creditable workforce plan, writes Crystal Oldman.

Presenting yourself as ‘just a nurse’ gives the wrong message

Nurses need to better convey the critical nature of the profession and its impact, and can make a start by adding RN after their name

Crystal Oldman: Pride in NHS, but UK must debate future cost of universal healthcare

Open and honest discussions about funding and use of resources are vital to protect the future of the NHS and maintain our universal approach to healthcare, says Crystal Oldman

District nurse

Crystal Oldman: Policymakers should shadow a district nurse for a day

To truly understand the highly skilled, complex care delivered by district nurses in thousands of homes every day, policymakers need to see these specialist practitioners in action, says QNI chief executive Crystal Oldman

Why we need an improvement resource for the district nursing service

Independent charity the Queen's Nursing Institute has been working towards providing a safer...

Nurse-led services are the backbone of the NHS

Building a capacity in the community workforce was the focus of the Queen's Nursing...

Crystal Oldman: District nurses hold key to easing winter hospital crunch

District nurses are experts in the co-ordination and delivery of complex care in people’s...

Crystal Oldman: act now to prevent more nurses leaving the profession

Skilled leadership, support from role models and clear career pathways are crucial to...

Crystal Oldman: England risks losing its place as leading role model in nurse education

Countries across the world are striving to increase the number of graduate nurses, so...

Crystal Oldman: it is the sense of belonging that brings Queen’s Nurses together

The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) will celebrate its 130th anniversary on 20 June. Chief...