District Nursing

Scottish Nursing Guild can offer nurses to supplement district nursing teams in Scotland and Northern Ireland and public health nursing teams in the Republic of Ireland. Our experienced nurses can complement your district and public health nursing teams to provide care to people living in their homes.

We’re here whenever you need us, for as long as you need us.  

Support for district and public health nursing services

At the Guild, we can provide nurses to compliment your district/public health nursing teams to temporarily cover gaps that aren’t filled by the usual rotas. We can also step in to cover annual leave or sick leave to ensure patients in the community receive the right care, at the right time.

Whether you’re short-staffed or have increased demand, we can help you to provide reliable, personalised care. Our nurses can support many complex care requirements, including: 

  • Continence management (including catheters and bowel management)
  • Wound care
  • Palliative care
  • End of life care
  • Medication management
  • Chronic disease – support for patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and respiratory conditions.
  • Pain management

Who can we support?

We can help district and public health teams find skilled nurses to manage caseloads as an integral part of the community team. During staff shortages, for example, we can provide nurses with the skills to carry out various community duties.

So, whether you’re experiencing a busy period or have temporary staffing shortages within your team, we can help support consistent and ongoing service provision in your local area.

Our nurses

Our skilled nurses can work alongside existing district and public health nursing teams to support patients and their families through challenging times. They provide excellent care – including complex and end of life support – as well as personalised health education to help people manage self-care.

We have over 28 years of experience working with private and public sector clients. We recruit to exceptional standards that exceed local regulations and guidelines. Our outstanding nurses have the skills and experience to consistently provide the highest quality of care – whenever and wherever you need support.

District nursing case study

A local district nursing team contacted us as they struggled to manage their current caseload with staffing shortages. Because our nurses have vast clinical experience, we could deploy the right nurses when they were needed most. This enabled the district nursing team to continue providing the services they needed to without delay, and we continued to support them until their staffing shortages eased.

Get in touch

If you need staffing support for your district or public health teams, please get in touch. Our expert nurses are ready to provide reliable district and public health nursing cover, whenever you need them.

Talk to a member of our team

Scotland
0333 323 1917

Northern Ireland
0345 340 3902

Republic of Ireland
01 9023080

Our teams are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.