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Transition to District Nursing

This online resource, updated in 2016, is designed for nurses who are new to a community nursing role.

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Transition to General Practice Nursing

This online resource, updated in 2016, is designed for nurses who are new to a community nursing role.

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Transition to School Nursing

Combined chapters (2.9Mb pdf). This online resource, updated in 2016, is designed for nurses who are new to a community nursing role.

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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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Chapter 1: What is General Practice Nursing?

Transition to General Practice Nursing Toolkit

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Assessment Tool

Assessing the health of people who are homeless

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Impact Report 2013-2014

Fund for Innovation and Leadership projects 2013-2014

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Foot Health

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

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Chapter 1: What is District Nursing?

Transition to District Nursing Toolkit

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Chapter 1: Introduction

Transition to the School Nursing Service

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Chapter 2: Making the transition

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Chapter 2: Hospital to primary care

Transition to General Practice Nursing Toolkit

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Chapter 2: Reflection

Transition to the School Nursing Service

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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

Transition to General Practice Nursing Toolkit

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Chapter 3: Developing your role

Transition to the School Nursing Service

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Chapter 4: Patient focus

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Chapter 4: Patient focus

Transition to General Practice Nursing Toolkit

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Chapter 4: Supporting developmental needs

Transition to the School Nursing Service

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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

Transition to the School Nursing Service

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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

Transition to the School Nursing Service

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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 8: Carer support

Transition to District Nursing Toolkit

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Chapter 7: Vulnerable groups

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Chapter 7: Vulnerable groups

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Chapter 7: Mid point reflection

Transition to the School Nursing Service

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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

Transition to General Practice Nursing Toolkit

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Chapter 8: Team working

Transition to the School Nursing Service

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Chapter 8: Transition to Homeless Health Nursing

Chapter 8 - Developing your career

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Chapter 9: Policy context

Transition to District Nursing Toolkit

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Chapter 9: Policy context

Transition to General Practice Nursing Toolkit

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Chapter 9: Working safely

Transition to the School Nursing Service

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Chapter 10: Developing your career

Transition to District Nursing Toolkit

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Chapter 10: Developing your career

Transition to General Practice Nursing Toolkit

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Chapter 10: Policy

Transition to the School Nursing Service

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Chapter 11: Developing your career

Transition to the School Nursing Service

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