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Nurse - District

District Nurse putting PPE on before going into patient's home

District nurses, also known as community nurses, visit patients regularly in their homes and in residential care homes, giving skilled, practical nursing care. They act as a link with local doctors, social workers and other services and play an important part in reducing the need for people to stay in hospital.

The Work

You could be:

You work mainly with older people but sometimes with other age groups.

Pay

Under the NHS salary system Agenda for Change, as a district nurse you will be on Band 6, £37,831 to £46,100 a year. You can earn more on overtime and shift allowances. The current pay scales are from April 2023.

Conditions

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Getting In

Most district or community nurses work for the National Health Service (NHS). You can find NHS job vacancies in Scotland by visiting NHS Scotland Recruitment.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
11045
1 %
RISE
2029
11152
  United Kingdom
2024
116797
4 %
RISE
2029
121435

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

Training

Getting On

Video

Courtesy of NHS Health Careers

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

NHS Scotland Careers
Website: http://www.careers.nhs.scot
Website (2): https://jobs.scot.nhs.uk/
Twitter: @NHSScotCareers

Royal College of Nursing Scotland
Website: http://www.rcn.org.uk/scotland/
Twitter: @RCNScot
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/royalcollegeofnursing

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