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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...

Development of advanced practice in the district nurse role

01 October 2013

Primary Health Care

Art & Science

The aim of this literature review was to examine advanced practice in relation to the role of the district nurse. A significant finding was a paucity of evidence...

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...

End of life care: an educational pathway for community nurses

01 February 2014

Primary Health Care

Art & Science

This article reports on an innovative educational pathway for district and community nurses aimed at enhancing confidence and competence in dealing with end of life...

Ministers told to give district nurses more autonomy

03 March 1999

Nursing Standard


HEALTH SERVICE managers do not understand district nursing services and need to co-ordinate them better as part of the NHS modernisation programme, a government...