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Response to the annual report into District Nurse Education from the Queen’s Nursing Institute

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Responding to the annual report into District Nurse Education from the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI), Andrea Sutcliffe CBE, Chief Executive and Registrar for the Nursing and Midwifery Council, said:

“At the NMC, we know the important role district nurses play in delivering complex care that supports the health and wellbeing of people and families within their local communities. So I am glad to see the QNI analysis showing that the number of professionals looking to become district nurses has grown.  

“The challenges of Covid-19 have really shone a spotlight on the difference local communities can make when they come together to support each other. That’s why we must sustain the growth in community based nursing practice including district nursing, so people in communities across the UK can continue to receive skilled and kind care that meets their individual needs.

“One of the ways we are working to support this is through our current review of our post-registration standards. Together with our partners across the UK health and care sector, we want to make sure that any new community nursing standards we develop will better reflect the complex work district nurses carry out today, as well as maintaining the flexibility to support the diverse paths professionals take into a career in district nursing.” 


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