The Value for Money Unit study and the district nursing service

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Abstract

An emotive issue in nursing literature is the Value for Money Unit’s study ‘The Nursing Skill-Mix in the District Nursing Service’ (NHS Executive 1992). Challenged by a variety of respondents, the study is strongly denounced for its conclusions that higher-grade nurses should utilise their roles as managers of care, leaving lower grade nurses to deliver hands-on care. This paper explores the implications of the study’s conclusions, and considers the contribution nursing could make to the debate about changing professional boundaries.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)302-306
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Community Health Nursing
Volume1
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

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