New support for nurses working in community settings in the fight against Coronavirus
20 March 2020
The Queen’s Nursing Institute has launched a range of new online support for nurses in community settings who are in the front line in the battle against the Coronavirus outbreak.
The charity has made additional resources available online, helping nurses to access the most up to date and relevant information. This includes nurses who are working in or giving support to nursing homes and other residential homes, which face particular challenges in taking care of older residents who are more vulnerable to the virus.
The QNI is bringing together some of the most relevant advice about Coronavirus for community nurses. The advice is being updated as new information becomes available here: https://www.qni.org.uk/nursing-in-the-community/care-home-nurses-network/coronavirus-information-centre/
In order to support nurses in care homes, the QNI has now put the whole Transition to Community Nursing learning resource online here: https://www.qni.org.uk/nursing-in-the-community/transition-community-nursing/care-home-nursing/
We are also have specific information for Homeless Health practitioners here.
The QNI has also created a new Facebook group for nurses and other care home staff to share information and pose queries about front line care. The Care Home Nurses Forum is a private group, moderated by QNI staff members. To submit an application to join, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/142108340504857/ Questions and solutions developed by the Facebook group will also be shared with NHS England/Improvement to help inform responses to the Coronavirus outbreak.
The QNI also has financial assistance available for nurses whose household income has been affected by the impact of Coronavirus. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more information.
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Please note, the new Facebook group is intended to be for clinicians and care home managers only.