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Epilepsy and Homelessness

Guidance for healthcare professionals examines the particular needs of homeless people living with epilepsy.

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Foot Health

This guidance addresses the specific care of conditions affecting the feet of homeless people.

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Oral Health and Homelessness

A learning resource created by the QNI in partnership with dentists and community nurses exploring common oral health conditions affecting people who are homeless.

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Dual Diagnosis Learning Brief

A learning guidance slide presentation compiled by the QNI. Dual Diagnosis is a term used to describe patients with severe mental illness and problematic drug and/or alcohol use.

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Homelessness: applying All Our Health guidance

A toolkit of best practice guidance for nurses on key public health issues created by the Department of Health, with input from the QNI's Homeless Health Programme.

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Food, nutrition and homelessness

The purpose of this guidance is to help practitioners recognise and screen for nutritional need among single homeless people and homeless families.

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Homelessness and the Criminal Justice System

This guidance explains how the healthcare issues of those engaging with criminal justice system are addressed and provides links to further information.

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Safeguarding Homeless Families

A guidance paper to help practitioners identify the needs of homeless families, and propose interventions and solutions that will act as a safeguard for families who are homeless, thus embedding good practice in service delivery.

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Homelessness, babies and families

A 30 slide NSPCC learning resource highlighting the major health impacts of homelessness on infants under 2, created especially for the QNI’s Homeless Health Network of community nurses and other health professionals.

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Homelessness and Hospital Discharge

In 2014 The Queen’s Nursing Institute surveyed over 180 nurses who work directly with people who are homeless to get their views of current hospital discharge arrangements. This document captures their feedback.

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Antimicrobial Resistance

The Queen’s Nursing Institute’s Homeless Health Network shared their views on effective behaviour change strategies on antimicrobial resistance, when working with homeless and vulnerable patients.

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General Practice Nursing in the 21st Century

The report is based on an online survey completed by over 3400 General Practice Nurses (GPNs) during 2015. The report, ‘General Practice Nursing in the 21st Century: A Time of Opportunity’ summaries some of the key challenges affecting the profession today.

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Discharge Planning: Best Practice in Transitions of Care

This report, ‘Discharge Planning: Best Practice in Transitions of Care’ is based on qualitative research, focus groups and literature review. Discharge planning was identified as a major current issue for nurses and patients in the QNI’s 2014 survey of District Nurses, when 83% reported that communication with hospital staff was poor.

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2020 Vision: Five Years On

This major survey of over 1000 District Nurses was published in 2014. It provides an overview of the state of the profession, and the data is compared to the previous survey carried out by the QNI in 2009.

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District Nurse Education Report 2012-13

This report is the first annual report into the number of District Nursing Specialist Practitioner courses and the number of students enrolled. The report has since been repeated in subsequent years to establish what trends are emerging in these numbers.

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District Nurse Education Report 2013-14

This review is the second of its kind and outlines the current context for District Nurse education in the UK in 2014. It presents trends and changes that have emerged since the first such review carried out by the QNI in 2013.

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District Nurse Education Report 2014-15

This is the third annual report into the number of District Nurses currently being educated compiled by the QNI. 41 Universities around the UK offered the Specialist Practitioner - District Nurse programme in the 2014-15 academic year. This report provides detailed analysis of student numbers and academic trends.

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Nursing People at Home Report

A major report based on a public survey, illustrating the key qualities of competence, confidence and caring that people value in nurses who are carrying out a home visit.

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Smart New World

An overview of how new mobile technology is changing the face of community nursing, published by the QNI in 2012.

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2020 Vision: Focusing on the Future of District Nursing

This report published in 2009 provided a snapshot of the District Nursing profession at that point in time. It has since been widely referenced in other publications and research. The QNI published an updated report in 2014 to show how conditions affecting the profession had changed in the previous five years.

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Impact Report 2013-2014

Fund for Innovation and Leadership projects 2013-2014

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Assessment Tool

Assessing the health of people who are homeless

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No Assumptions

Document produced by National Voices and NHS England in 2014 showing the importance of creating services that meet the needs of patients and provide person-centred care.

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Rising Stars Evaluation

The Queen’s Nursing Institute has published new research into its Fund for Innovation and Leadership programme.

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Chapter 1: What is General Practice Nursing?

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Young Homeless People on Healthcare

A report based on a focus group held in Birmingham in 2015.

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Chapter 1: What is District Nursing?

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Chapter 1: Introduction

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Chapter 2: Making the transition

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Chapter 2: Hospital to primary care

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Chapter 2: Reflection

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Chapter 2: Transition to Homeless Health Nursing

Chapter 2 - Making the transition

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Chapter 3: Working safely

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Chapter 3: Working safely

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Chapter 3: Developing your role

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Chapter 4: Patient focus

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Chapter 4: Patient focus

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Chapter 4: Supporting developmental needs

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Chapter 5: Mid-point reflection

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Chapter 5: Mid point reflection

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Chapter 5: Integrating additional health needs

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Chapter 5: Transition to Homeless Health Nursing

Chapter 5 - The effective multidisciplinary team

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Chapter 6: Team working

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Chapter 6: Team working

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Chapter 6: Safeguarding

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Chapter 6: Transition to Homeless Health Nursing

Chapter 6 - Working with people at risk of harm

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Chapter 7: Vulnerable groups

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Chapter 8: Carer support

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Chapter 7: Vulnerable groups

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Chapter 7: Mid point reflection

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Chapter 7: Transition to Homeless Health Nursing

Chapter 7 - Responding to policy and capturing evidence

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Chapter 8: Carer support

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Chapter 8: Team working

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Chapter 8: Transition to Homeless Health Nursing

Chapter 8 - Developing your career

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Chapter 9: Policy context

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Chapter 9: Policy context

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Chapter 9: Working safely

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Chapter 10: Developing your career

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Chapter 10: Developing your career

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Chapter 10: Policy

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Chapter 11: Developing your career

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