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Supporting a person with autism through stressful personal care

07 November 2011

Learning Disability Practice


The author describes how as a community nurse, she used her assessment skills and knowledge to provide effective care for a woman who was refusing to have her...

Promoting annual health checks through community outreach

07 July 2010

Learning Disability Practice


Although people with a learning disability have greater health needs than the general population, they are less likely to access health care. Swansea People First...

Anna’s living legacy

14 July 2009

Nursing Standard


Megs and Bob Wilson set up a charity to help young adults with life-threatening illnesses after losing their daughter Anna, a nurse, to cancer.

Intimate partner violence and the role of community nurses

Primary Health Care

evidence & practice

Intimate partner violence is a common problem that is known to have serious and long-term effects on health across a lifetime. While community nurses are placed to...

How district nurses can influence organisational effectiveness in the community

27 November 2015

Primary Health Care

Art & Science

With the government continuing to focus on improving the patient experience and moving care closer to home, this article considers the leadership function of the...

Preceptorship of nurses in the community

29 April 2014

Primary Health Care


There is recognition that newly qualified nurses find it difficult to make the transition to registered nurse practice. The transition may be especially challenging...

Mixed-methods study to develop a patient complexity assessment instrument for district nurses

21 March 2016

Nurse Researcher

Instrument development

Background There is increasing reference to complex patient needs in health care. However, little is known about how to measure patient complexity or the...