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District nurses face huge challenges in delivering increasingly complex care as demands on them continue to rise.

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A Queen’s Nursing Institute survey of 1,035 community nurses reflects profound change in the NHS over the past five years. Almost 60% of respondents believed their teams had insufficient staff to meet growing patient need – and more than 70% said morale was low.

‘The service requires nurses with increasingly specialist skills leading a team that delivers care for people of all ages, often with needs and levels of acuity that have previously been seen only in hospitals,’ says QNI chief executive Crystal Oldman. ‘District nurses are responding with increasing professionalism in the face of multiple workplace challenges.’

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