Julie Penfold

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Community nurse greeting one of her patients on her rounds during the pandemic

Has the COVID-19 crisis changed community nursing practice in the UK forever?

Nurses have had to make rapid adjustments in an ever-changing environment during the pandemic

Diabetes nurses at Solent NHS Trust have developed a tool to support community nurses caring for housebound patients with diabetes

Meet the nurses transforming diabetes care in the community

Trust's new scoring tool radically transforms diabetes care for housebound patients

Leadership: how the QNI is helping community nurses develop their skills

Two cohorts of nurses have successfully completed the QNI’s leadership programme since 2017

Picture of members of a nurse-led digital health service who use a video link to triage older people in care and nursing homes, avoiding unnecessary admissions to the emergency department.

Nurses use video link to keep older people out of hospital

Link enables nurses to triage people in care and nursing homes, reducing hospital admissions

Career ladder

A career ladder that general practice nurses can climb

New leadership and training opportunities are opening up for primary care nurses

Smoking cessation

Smoking cessation should be every nurse's business

Community practitioners in ideal position to actively encourage patients to stop smoking

Why the skills of assistant practitioners and nursing associates could bridge the gap

Assistant practitioners and nursing associates can help relieve pressure on busy nurses

Patient-led initiative targets heart failure in primary healthcare

Marvellous Mentors is aiming to improve awareness of heart failure

The sleep game

Introducing the board game that helps nurses promote healthy sleep in children

Ruth Silverman on how her Sleep Game can bolster knowledge of sleep patterns and behaviours

Health visitors

Early intervention: how Blackpool’s health visitors are bucking the national trend

Transforming the health visiting service for young children and vulnerable families

Cathy Ryan and Melinda Mortimer

GP-based Admiral Nurse service challenges the stigma of dementia

A nurse-led service is helping to change perceptions of dementia in a community in Suffolk

Television series shines a light on hospice care

Outstanding hospice featuring in documentary is 'privileged' to be able to promote home care

Can a district nurse caseload review tool improve patient management?

As a way of reviewing district nurse caseloads, one trust in Staffordshire trialled a new...

Volunteers help GP patients beat loneliness

A general practice is helping patients with nonmedical issues by using volunteer health...

Nurse-led service aims to make sure health for the homeless is not forgotten

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust is running an initiative in Hammersmith and...

Free online resource offers support for breastfeeding women

Nurse’s website is helping to boost the UK’s breastfeeding rates.

Nurse-led helpline reveals liver disease is being overlooked in primary care

An analysis of calls to a British Liver Trust helpline has shown that people with liver...

District nurses join forces with firefighters to prevent falls

Fire safety checks are being used to identify older people at risk of faling and refer them...

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