District nurse

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District Nurses work in the United Kingdom's National Health Service, managing care within the community and lead teams of community nurses and support workers.wikipedia
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Liverpool

Liverpool, EnglandLiverpudlianCity of Liverpool
In 1858 Liverpool philanthropist William Rathbone employed a nurse, Mary Robinson, to take care of his wife at home during her final illness.
In the field of public health, the first lifeboat station, public baths and wash-houses, sanitary act, medical officer for health, district nurse, slum clearance, purpose-built ambulance, X-ray medical diagnosis, school of tropical medicine, motorised municipal fire-engine, free school milk and school meals, cancer research centre, and zoonosis research centre all originated in Liverpool.

William Rathbone VI

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In 1858 Liverpool philanthropist William Rathbone employed a nurse, Mary Robinson, to take care of his wife at home during her final illness.
In 1862, the Liverpool Training School and Home for Nurses was established, from which basis a district nursing system was implemented in Liverpool through the 1860s and spread throughout the country.

The District Nurse

The series was a period drama created by Julia Smith and Tony Holland (who both went on to create EastEnders) and starred Nerys Hughes as Megan Roberts, the titular district nurse fighting to improve living conditions for the people living in a poverty stricken mining town, Pencwm, in South Wales during the late 1920s.

Nurse on Wheels

Joanna Jones, a nurse, passes her driving test (after one hundred and six lessons) and successfully applies for a job as District Nurse.

Queen's Nursing Institute

Queen's Institute of District NursingQueen Victoria's Jubilee Institute for NursesQueen’s Nursing Institute
The charity, which became the Queen's Nursing Institute, continues to support community nurses to this day.
These were the beginning of organised district nursing.

Visiting nurse association

Visiting Nurses AssociationVNA
In the late 1800s several district nurse associations began to form in the northeastern United States based off the British district nurse model.

United Kingdom

BritishUKBritain
District Nurses work in the United Kingdom's National Health Service, managing care within the community and lead teams of community nurses and support workers.

National Health Service

NHSNational Health Service (NHS)National Health Services
District Nurses work in the United Kingdom's National Health Service, managing care within the community and lead teams of community nurses and support workers.

Registered nurse

RNregistered nursesR.N.
The role requires registered nurses to take a NMC approved specialist practitioner course.

General practitioner

GPgeneral practitionersgeneral practice
Their work involves both follow-up care for recently discharged hospital inpatients and longer term care for chronically ill patients who may be referred by many other services, as well as working collaboratively with general practitioners in preventing unnecessary or avoidable hospital admissions.

Drug Tariff

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District nurses who hold additional qualifications may prescribe certain medications to patients as Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribers under the Nurse Prescribers' Formulary for Community Practitioners (Part XVIIB(i) of the Drug Tariff).

Welfare

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They may be trained to assess patient's needs for equipment provision such as mobility and independent living aids, medical equipment such as specialist beds and mattresses, as well as guidance in applying for grants and welfare benefits.

Clinical commissioning group

Clinical Commissioning GroupsCCGsCCG
In England they are employed by NHS Clinicial Commissing Groups on behalf of the NHS, whereas in Wales and Scotland, they are employed by the health board and may be based at centralised health centres or general practices.

National Health Service (England)

National Health ServiceNHSNHS England
In England they are employed by NHS Clinicial Commissing Groups on behalf of the NHS, whereas in Wales and Scotland, they are employed by the health board and may be based at centralised health centres or general practices.

Community health center

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In England they are employed by NHS Clinicial Commissing Groups on behalf of the NHS, whereas in Wales and Scotland, they are employed by the health board and may be based at centralised health centres or general practices.

General practice

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In England they are employed by NHS Clinicial Commissing Groups on behalf of the NHS, whereas in Wales and Scotland, they are employed by the health board and may be based at centralised health centres or general practices.

Nursing and Midwifery Council

Central Midwives BoardGeneral Nursing Council for England and WalesUnited Kingdom Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting
District Nurses, like all qualified nurses, are regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

New Zealand

NZLNZKiwi
In New Zealand, district nurses are usually employed by the District Health Boards, although there are some who come under private institutions.

District health board

District Health BoardsWhanganui District Health BoardDHB
In New Zealand, district nurses are usually employed by the District Health Boards, although there are some who come under private institutions.

Australians

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Australian district nursing is currently undergoing pressure as a result of large changes in funding.

National Disability Insurance Scheme

NDISDisabilityCare AustraliaNational Disability Insurance Agency
The introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the new aged care system means funding is being made accessible to clients who can then decide how to spend it.

Florence Nightingale

NightingaleFlorenceFrances Smith
He spent the rest of his life working to build up the service, with assistance from Florence Nightingale and others.

Queen Victoria

VictoriaVictoria of the United KingdomDiamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria
In 1887 Queen Victoria’s Jubilee Institute for Nurses was founded, centralising training for district nurses (or Queen’s Nurses as they became known) until nursing education became nationalised in 1968.

Call the Midwife

BBC adaptationCall the Midwife (TV series)Call the Midwife'' (season 7)

Nurse Maude

Sibylla MaudeSibylla Emily Maude
Sibylla Emily Maude (11 August 1862 – 12 July 1935), known as Nurse Maude, was the founder of district nursing in New Zealand.