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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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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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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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Chapter 1: What is General Practice Nursing?

Transition to General Practice Nursing Toolkit

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Transition to Care Home Nursing – Sample Chapter

This resource is intended for registered nurses who may have overall responsibility for nursing within the care home environment, as well as educators, students, and unregistered carers who work in this setting. You can download a sample chapter via this link or purchase a complete hard copy from The QNI Shop.

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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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Homeless Families Toolkit

A Toolkit for Public Health Nurses

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Homeless Families Learning Resource

A Learning Resource for Public Health Nurses

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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

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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

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 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

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

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Chapter 9: Policy context

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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

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Chapter 10: Policy

Transition to the School Nursing Service

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Chapter 11: Developing your career

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