Invest in district nurses if you want to cope with winter pressures
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Invest in district nurses if you want to cope with winter pressures

Crystal Oldman @CrystalOldman Chief executive, Queen’s Nursing Institute

NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens announced that 2,000-3,000 extra hospital beds will be freed up to help the NHS cope with winter pressures. This is understandable given the growing number of frail, older people with complex long-term conditions who have an increased risk of falls during winter, are vulnerable to exacerbations of their illnesses or may require additional care at the end of life.

Nursing Standard. 32, 8, 28-28. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.8.28.s26

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