The Royal College of Nursing has published its Futureproofing Community Children’s Nursing guidance report. Advantage Healthcare’s chief nurse, Joanna Grant contributed to the report as a member of the Core Working Group.
Joanna welcomed the report and said: “At Advantage Healthcare we work with a number of children who have complex needs in the community. These children and their families often require continuing care and the input of a community children’s nurse – a key role in ensuring integrated care.
“This report looks at the four categories of community care for children and young people as described by the Department of Health and makes recommendations for each.
“As a provider of care in the home we support the guidance and look forward to working as part of wider multi-agency and interdisciplinary teams to ensure safe and effective care in partnership with children/young people and their families.”
Advantage Healthcare provides care at home services to adults and children across England and Wales including many paediatric clients.
To download an electronic copy of the RCN’s Futureproofing Community Children’s Nursing guidance click here: https://www.rcn.org.uk/professional-development/publications/pub-007844
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About the RCN’s Futureproofing Community Children’s Nursing guidance
This guidance is for health care professionals, service providers and those involved with planning and commissioning services. It sets out the RCN’s perspective on contemporary and future children and young people’s nursing services in the home and community setting. It also underlines the increasingly crucial role played by community children’s nurses as they provide integrated care closer to home. It explores the legislative and policy agenda, defines the role of the CCN, sets out the core principles of providing care, considers variations in how the needs of families are assessed across the four countries of the UK and outlines examples of current models of care and service delivery.