What does the future hold for district nursing?
Janet Snell Health writer
Once predicted to be facing ‘extinction’ by the RCN, the value of nursing in the community could be starting to be recognised once again
Five years ago, the RCN warned that district nursing was facing ‘extinction’ by 2025 as staff numbers were declining so alarmingly. Despite successive governments pledging to shift the focus of care from hospital to community, sufficient funding has not followed and the staffing crisis has gone from bad to worse.
Primary Health Care. 29, 6, 14-16. doi: 10.7748/phc.29.6.14.s16