National District Nurses Network

The National District Nursing Network is a unique group that brings together leaders of District Nursing Service providers from across the United Kingdom to meet and share ideas. The group has been running for a number of years and has a diverse membership with significant experience in its field. The meetings have an agenda which ensures discussions and presentations are pertinent to the topics and themes within community nursing at the time. The 2017 round had an emphasis on group members showcasing ‘best practice’ work from their organisations at each meeting. Additionally, the 2017 round saw the group look at National work streams including The King’s Fund’s ‘Understanding Quality in District Nursing Services’ and The Queen’s Nursing Institute’s / NHS Improvement’s ‘Safer Caseload Management’. Members also addressed the development of integrated working and organisational restructuring and workload analysis.

The group is well respected by other relevant bodies such as NHS England and The Queens Nursing Institute and this is reflected by the partnership working undertaken with representatives of each at every meeting.

Members of the National District Nurse Network have put together 10 good reasons why you should join them:

  1. Networking opportunities with other organisations across England
  2. Sharing of best practice
  3. Keeping District Nursing on the governments agenda
  4. Gaining up to date information
  5. To be involved in the developments of district nursing
  6. Being part of a professional, like minded, national group
  7. Link proactively with DoH, QNI, NHS England and the RCN
  8. Hear national speakers and have them listen to district nurses
  9. To champion the cause of district nursing and influence the national agenda
  10. A year’s membership is less than the average cost of employing a management consultant for a day



Facilitator Ian Bailey
Coordinator David Paterson

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I plan to continue my membership. I feel it offers a valuable opportunity to network with District Nurses across the country.

National District Nurses Network Member 2015-16

Operational Manager - District Nursing and Community Matrons , 5BP NHS Foundation Trust

The National updates (when the group meets in London) are really good and keep all members up-to-date.

National District Nurses Network Member 2015-16

Community Nursing Manager, The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust