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