The Queen's Nursing Institute

The Queen's Nursing Institute works with the public, nurses and decision-makers to make sure that good quality nursing is available at home for everyone when they need it.

Healthcare at home

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District Nurse Survey

2020 Vision Five Years On: Reassessing the Future of District Nursing

In 2014 the QNI published a new survey of District Nursing, based on the responses of 1035 nurses. The survey results contained many causes for concern, including: 

  • 70% of respondents saying that their team's morale was low
  • 83% saying that communication with hospital discharge services was poor
  • 60% said that they did not have enough staff to meet current workload
  • 36% said there were fewer qualified nurses in their teams than five years ago
  • Only 25% used mobile technology while at work

The report also contains many positives, including the strength of District Nurses' identity and professionalism, and the high regard they are held in by patients and colleagues. 

The document summarises the challenges that are facing District Nurses today, and makes a number of key recommendations that can help improve the situation.

The QNI is working actively at a national level to help strengthen the District Nursing profession, in the interests of the millions of patients who need nursing care in their own homes every year. 

To download the document in full please click on the link below:

Click here to read the press release. The press release summarises the conclusions and recommendations made in the full document. 


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