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Care and management of patients with skin-tunnelled catheters

25 June 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Central venous access devices (CVADs) are used in secondary and, increasingly, primary care settings to provide access to the central circulation. Skin-tunnelled...

Applying assertiveness skills

29 March 2017

Primary Health Care


Over recent years the delivery of nursing care in the community has undergone considerable change, expanding the remit of district nurse teams.

RCN survey reveals ‘relentless pressures’ on district nurse services

29 March 2021

Primary Health Care


District and community nurses play a pivotal role in the nation’s health. From multifaceted clinical management, prescribing and end of life care to liaison and...

Capitalising on the astonishing work of community nurses during COVID-19

29 July 2020

Primary Health Care


The pandemic has generated a heightened focus on our NHS, positively exposing how nurses stepped up to the challenge. Public appreciation has been palpable. Silently...

A deep-dive review of community nursing reinvestment is essential

02 August 2021

Primary Health Care


As you read this, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) consultation on our post-registration standards will have closed. It has prompted much debate on its...

Advance care planning and decision-making in dementia care: a literature review

15 July 2020

Nursing Older People

evidence and practice

Dementia is the leading cause of death in England and Wales, but traditionally it has not been considered a terminal or life-limiting condition. As a result, little...

Why the future is looking much brighter for district nursing

25 November 2020

Primary Health Care


The title ‘district nurse’ (DN) was documented as early as 1859, nearly 100 years before the NHS was established. Since then, the role has adapted and responded to...

Open AccessOptimising the assessment and management of lower limb wounds in general practice

04 November 2020

Primary Health Care

leg wounds

Patients who present to general practice with a complex lower limb wound or vascular concerns are often referred to other services for review, which may cause delays...