Norfolk & Suffolk Care Support Ltd
< March 2020

New support for nurses working in community settings in the fight against Coronavirus

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 on its website, responding to the need to help nurses and their teams to access the most up to date and relevant information at this time.

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’s Transition to Care Home Nursing book was launched in 2018. In order to support nurses in care homes, the charity has now made the whole resource freely available on its website: https://www.qni.org.uk/nursing-in-the-community/transition-community-nursing/care-home-nursing/

The QNI is also bringing together some of the most relevant advice about Coronavirus for community nurses, including those working in the social care sector. The advice is being updated as new information becomes available: https://www.qni.org.uk/nursing-in-the-community/care-home-nurses-network/coronavirus-information-centre/

As a further means of supporting the care home sector, given the unique challenges it faces, the charity 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, which will be moderated by QNI staff members. To submit an application to join, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/142108340504857/

Questions and solutions developed on the Facebook group will also be shared with NHS England/Improvement to help inform responses to the Coronavirus outbreak.

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