Mandy Bowler

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This paper sets out to assess the impact of the community matron as perceived by those undertaking this relatively new nursing role. With the incidence of people living with long-term conditions continuing to rise and subsequently the costs of care set to increase, the role of community matron was identified as one approach to improve the management of(More)
Self care can help people with long-term conditions take control of their lives. However, their interest and ability to engage with it may fluctuate over the course of an illness and many need support to undertake self care activities. A team of community matrons in NHS South of Tyne and Wear helped to develop and pilot an e-learning tool for staff, to(More)
BACKGROUND Several Department of Health policy documents outline a vision for services to be designed around patients. The community matron service was introduced across NHS South of Tyne and Wear PCTs in 2005 and has developed over the last four years to offer a seven-day service to patients, delivered by 52 community matrons. METHOD A project in 2008 to(More)
The transition of care into the community gives rise to the auditing and examination of custom and practices. This article describes how the community cardiology specialist nursing team at Sunderland Teaching PCT. have audited the practice of home visiting for acute myocardial infarction patients following discharge from hospital. The aim of the audit was(More)
Caring for people at the end of their lives is an important role for many health and social care professionals. One of the key aspects of this role is to discuss with individuals their preferences regarding the type of care and the location of that care. These discussions need to be handled with skill and sensitivity and the outcomes of such discussions(More)
The role of the community matron was developed to improve standards of care for people with complex long-term conditions. Initial emphasis was to support patients to help take control of their condition and reduce unnecessary use of urgent care services and hospital admissions. The community matron caseload requires skill to balance the risks involved in(More)
British Journal of Community Nursing June 2015 Vol 20, No 6 265 EDITORIAL BOARD Consultant Editor Alison While Emeritus Professor of Community Nursing, King’s College London Editor Jolene Menezes Commercial Manager Barry Maguire Group Classified Manager Rachel McElhinney(More)
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