Nursing in the Community
Community nursing is an umbrella term for a huge variety of nursing work that takes place in people’s homes, communities, GP surgeries and clinics – even outreach work on the street with people who may not have a secure home.
More care than ever before is now being delivered outside hospitals.
Nurses carry out a huge range of vital work with patients in the community every day. As they often work alone or in small teams, it’s sometimes possible to overlook just how important their role is. Many people would be unable to live at home without the regular support that they get from community nurses and their teams.
If you are considering a career as a community nurse, check out the NHS Careers website which has separate pages devoted to a whole variety of community nursing specialties.