Outstanding Models of District Nursing

This report aims to identify what makes an outstanding District Nursing service.  It explores a variety of District Nursing service models as well as the views and experiences of a wide range of stakeholders.  The report makes a number of recommendations based on the findings | Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) 

In meeting the needs of patients, families and carers in the community, the key recommendations of this project are:

  • To create a workforce fit for purpose it is essential that District Nurses continue to
    gain a post qualifying District Nurse Specialist Practice Qualification (DNSPQ).
  • To develop a strategy which will expand commissioners’, providers’ and the public’s understanding and knowledge of the District Nurse role.
  • To promote the population health element of the District Nurse role.
  • To develop a national standardised data collection system and data set within
  • To develop a national standardised approach to the assessment of quality.
  • To support safe staffing and safe caseloads.
  • To actively explore the co-location of District Nursing teams within Primary Care

Full report:
Outstanding Models of District Nursing.  A joint project identifying what makes an outstanding District Nursing Service.


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