This study explores different perceptions and experiences of gaining access to district nursing services within greater London.Different stakeholder perspectives and experiences in the use of existing mechanisms to gain access to this service are explored and include: patients, carers and a selection of health and social care staff who make referrals to the service. Mixed methods are used including: interviews, focus groups, surveys and content analysis of selected websites.
Supervisors: Professor Fiona Ross and Associate Professor Nan Greenwood
I worked for many years in the NHS as a nurse, midwife and district nurse. When I completed my PGCEA teaching course, I took up a post in higher education initially teaching district nurses and practice nurses. For over 20 years I taught health and social care professionals particularly inter- professional learning and working. Currently I work as Head of School in the School of Social Sciences at London Metropolitan University. I am a member of both the Association of District Nurse Tutors and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.