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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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Oral health patient guide

A simple two page colour poster to inform service users about oral health.

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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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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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Managing Type 1 Diabetes

Children receive dedicated support for long term conditions such as diabetes from a multi-disciplinary team. There are risks associated with the transition to adult services, due to a whole range of factors.

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Palliative Wellbeing in Powys

A community nurse programme to develop effective and holistic support for people who have received a terminal diagnosis, to help them and their families manage their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

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Enteral to Oral

Enteral feeding or tube feeding is often necessary to ensure adequate nutrition in sick infants and children. Weaning a child off enteral feeding can be difficult and this project sought to address the challenges.

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Water for Wellbeing project

There are serious adverse affects resulting from dehydration and many older people do not drink enough water. This project aimed to increase fluid intake by older people to benefit their health and wellbeing.

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Venous Access Device

Central Venous Access Devices deliver chemotherapy for patients at home, reducing the need to attend hospital. This project developed such a service in the community for people living in Belfast.

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Patient Visit Scheduling Tool

A project improved the experience of housebound patients through a new IT patient allocation system. The improved reliability of timed visits by District Nurses and has been widely adopted elsewhere.

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Rural Hearts

This project aimed to deliver a programme of cardiac rehabilitation to patients with heart disease living in rural areas, who cannot attend hospital-based programmes.

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Improving leg ulcer care

Venous leg ulcers affect many people, are slow to heal and frequently reoccur, taking time and resources to treat. This project aimed to improve care for these patients through a new care pathway.

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Practice Development in Community Palliative Care

The key goal of palliative care is the achievement of best quality of life for patients and their families.

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Relationships in Dementia

A new diagnosis of dementia can put a huge strain on any relationship. This case study describes a therapeutic support group for couples, where one of them has a new diagnosis of dementia.

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District Nurse Education Report 2015 – 2016

This report is the fourth annual report the charity has published on District Nurse education.

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QNI responds to BBC District Nurse Report

This report is the fourth annual report the charity has published on District Nurse education.

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QNI responds to Autumn Budget

This report is the fourth annual report the charity has published on District Nurse education.

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Nursing in the Digital Age

'Nursing in the Digital Age, Using Technology to Support Patients in the Home' seeks to determine how far new healthcare information technology has changed in the previous six years and how skills and attitudes within community services have adapted.

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Men’s Health – Nurse led Projects in the Community

A report aiming to provide information and guidance to community nurses who want to work more effectively on men's health.

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Chapter 1: What is District Nursing?

Transition to District Nursing Toolkit

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Chapter 2: Making the transition

Transition to District Nursing Toolkit

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Chapter 3: Working safely

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Chapter 4: Patient focus

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Chapter 5: Mid-point reflection

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Chapter 6: Team working

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Chapter 7: Vulnerable groups

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Chapter 8: Carer support

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Chapter 9: Policy context

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Chapter 10: Developing your career

Transition to District Nursing Toolkit

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