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New film to inspire more District Nurses from QNI

A new film from The Queen’s Nursing Institute is aimed at encouraging more people to consider a career in community nursing has been launched to an overwhelming response by health professionals.

The film, Nursing in the Community, was commissioned by Health Education England (HEE) and made by The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) and creative agency Mother. It highlights the wide range of care that nurses provide to people in communities across the country ranging from end of life care, homeless healthcare to running cardiac rehabilitation classes. Since its launch on 14th January, the film has been viewed over 20,000 times.

Mark Radford, Chief Nurse, Health Education England said: ‘I am delighted we are able to launch this fantastic new film, that puts the spotlight on the role our community nurses play in supporting people. Community Nursing is a challenging, interesting and rewarding career option that can sometimes get overlooked as a great career after qualify as a nurse. Health Education England is committed to doing all it can to raise the profile of the variety of roles and help boost numbers in community settings so this film is a great reminder of what the roles offer not just to patients but their families too.’

Dr Crystal Oldman CBE, Chief Executive of the QNI said: ‘I am delighted that have been able to shine a light on the incredible work of community nurses today. So often we hear that the work of the community nurse is not well understood. I invite you to watch this new film and be inspired by the outstanding, compassionate care you see being delivered in the community today. There are some very powerful scenes in the film and I am very grateful to all of the nurses and patients who took part and shared their experience so generously.’

Liz Alderton, a Queen’s Nurse who features in the film, said: ‘We need attract more people into these exciting roles and I am absolutely passionate about the care that our teams deliver to patients in the community. It is a privilege to be able to support people to manage their own health at home. We need more people to look at community nursing and see what it offers, both for patient care and also for professional development.’

The film was shot on location in London, Leeds and Dorset in Summer 2019 and follows District Nurses and other community specialists in their working day, visiting patients in their own homes and communities to deliver a diverse range of care. The film also shows a cardiac rehabilitation class and a homeless health specialist in action.

View the full film on YouTube:

Source: The Queen’s Nursing Institute