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Community and district nurses can be alone with patients in a clinic setting but this would be unusual; they mainly carry out their roles in the home environment.
Unite/CPHVA says: 'This is excellent news, as it is impossible to see how older and infirm people can have their health needs supported in their own homes without a great increase in the number of qualified district nurses.
Health staff have estimated that the new system reduces the time spent by the district nurses on unnecessary paperwork and travel by at least an hour per nurse per day.
We are reviewing how district nurses use records as a result of this incident, there will be an internal investigation which I'm due to receive a report on next week.
Under this proposal, district nurses are the focal point and would co-ordinate all other care for their patients.
She was featured in the Daily Record 20 years ago whenwe ran an article about the popular BBC drama The District Nurse, starring Nerys Hughes.
THE future of district nurses in the Midlands is under threat because of the spiralling cost of petrol.
District nurses also have a teaching and support role, working with patients to enable them to care for themselves, or with family members teaching them how to give care to their relatives.
I'm really passionate about being a district nurse.
Frankie is set in the present day around the lead district nurse and her team, who face challenging situations and want to make a difference.
Vicky, a former district nurse, and grandmother-of-three said: "District nurses are highly qualified and are trained in a wide range of skills, enabling them to provide expert holistic care for patients who remain in their own homes.
Matt Smale, a community district nurse, said: "The ability to view live patient data, 24 hours a day, no matter where you are, is invaluable for community staff like me when caring for our patients.

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