Shadowing a nurse would help senior health officials gain some understanding of the role
District nursing team leaders encouraged to complete the survey
QNI's Crystal Oldman on why the community is the perfect place to start your nursing career
Nurses discussed profession’s diverse roles with Prince Charles
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.
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
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
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
Independent charity the Queen's Nursing Institute has been working towards providing a safer enviroment for staff in community settings.
Building a capacity in the community workforce was the focus of the Queen's Nursing Institute conference.
District nurses are experts in the co-ordination and delivery of complex care in people’s homes, and recruiting more of them could ease winter pressures on hospitals, says QNI chief executive Crystal Oldman.
Skilled leadership, support from role models and clear career pathways are crucial to retaining valuable nursing staff, says Queen’s Nursing Institute chief executive Crystal Oldman.