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Public health: the role of the district nurse

Public health: the role of the district nurse


Recognition of the major determinants of health and their influence on individual lifestyles has been given greater significance in recent government policies with the aim of narrowing the health divide.(1,2) Community nurses have been recognised as having a role in promoting health. However, the government paper Making a Difference focused on the role of health visitors, school nurses and practice nurses in public health, with a less clearly defined role for district nurses.(3)

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