The role of community matrons in supporting patients with long-term conditions
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The role of community matrons in supporting patients with long-term conditions

Kimberley Woodend Community matron, Preston Primary Care Trust, Preston

The new emphasis on patients with long-term conditions offers a vision of a primary health care service that will reduce the need for hospital admission. This article debates the implications of introducing the new advanced nursing role of community matron for patients with long-term conditions and the opportunities this may offer nursing.

Nursing Standard. 20, 20, 51-54. doi: 10.7748/ns2006.01.20.20.51.c4051

Correspondence

Kim.Woodend@prestonpct.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review