Supporting people with long term conditions: liberating the talents of nurses who care for people with long term conditions

GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Great Britain. Department of Health
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Summarises what government policy for long term conditions means specifically for nursing, and how individual professionals can improve care for people with long term conditions. All nurses are playing their part across the spectrum of long term illness wherever they work. People with long term conditions need care from a team with a range of skills and knowledge. Nurses are one part of that team and some of the roles described here can be delivered by others, in particular allied health professionals. This publication focuses on patients with the most complex needs and the role of community matrons. Better disease management and supporting self-care are equally important aspects of improving care for people with long term conditions and nurses play a key role here as well. However, practitioners and the NHS have asked for more information on case management and community matrons. This is also where nurses have the opportunity to take on a new role that builds on and develops their existing skills.

Subject terms:
long term care, long term conditions, nurses, older people, self care, social care provision, case management, community care, community nursing, health needs;
Content types:
practice guidance, government publication
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