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Br J Community Nurs. 2018 May 2;23(5):225-228. doi: 10.12968/bjcn.2018.23.5.225.

District nursing renascent as Wales adopts safe staffing levels.

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Nursing Officer, Primary and Community Care, Integration and Innovation, Welsh Government.


This article reflects on the history of the NHS in Wales and how this has led to its current structure. How this structure supports integrated working across primary, community and secondary care and how further integration with social care is moving forward and its direct effects on district nursing are explored. This article describes how district nursing is meeting these challenges. Support for district nurses as part of integrated multiprofessional teams is being developed to promote appropriately staffed teams centred on meeting the requirements of people within a designated area and ensuring that home is the best and first place of care.


District nursing; Integration; Legislation; Policy; Staffing; Wales

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