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'Community nurses are well placed to reach out to vulnerable groups'

Award-winning specialist practitioner district nurse for NHS Borders Lynn Weir discusses how a conference marked a turning point in her career development, and the importance of tackling inequality within healthcare.
Lynn Weir

Award-winning specialist practitioner district nurse for NHS Borders Lynn Weir discusses how a conference marked a turning point in her career development, and the importance of tackling inequality within healthcare

It was a real honour to win the Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland postgraduate award in community nursing recently.

It has inspired me to focus on the many positive aspects in the field.

I feel passionately that we must work together with all sectors in the community for the benefit of patients and other healthcare professionals.

Having undertaken a degree in sociology, I have always had an interest in exploring the values and beliefs of different cultures. This has stimulated a desire to work with people in the community.

Empowering independence

After graduating, I chose to work as a home carer on a dementia project. The experience instilled

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