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The start of the NHS V2.0?

There are some reasons for optimism that new Health Secretary Matt Hancock wants to shift the NHS towards primary and community health in a new focus on preventative measures.

Discharge planning is still a priority

In 2014, the QNI published a survey of more than 1000 district nurses. Three major issues were identified from the data: workforce, mobile working and discharge planning.

Society's most at risk deserve more

GPs are currently debating whether their responsibilities under the current GP contract should include home visits for patients who are living in care homes writes Crystal Oldman

Primary care nursing in 2015 and 2016

The NHS has once again had a big year. Seeta Bhardwa speaks to primary care nurses on the ground on their reflections and predictions for the next year

Updating district nursing standards

The current NMC standards for specialist practice in district nursing, which lead to a recordable qualification in district nursing and other community specialist qualifications, were published in 1994.

Politicians must recognise carers

The election frenzy has started. The main political parties have presented their manifestos and there is a pressing need to understand the implications of the health policies within their proposals for reform and change.

2014: A year of growth

As we head towards the end of 2014, I have been reflecting on the year’s challenges and achievements.

The language of care

The QNI annual conference provided an opportunity for thought and reflection in response to our excellent speakers.

We can all help avoid admissions

There has been much in the news recently about initiatives to prevent avoidable hospital admissions and readmissions. General practitioners have been given the opportunity to provide an enhanced service aimed at preventing avoidable hospital admissions among their registered population.

QNI consults on further practice resources

Last year it was recognised by the QNI that there were a growing number of nurses new to primary care or community settings who were seeking additional support for their period of induction into their new roles.

Different skills, common values

In September 2013 the QNI released a resource for nurses starting a first post with a district nursing team: Transition to Community Nursing Practice.

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