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Nurse - District

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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, £33,072 to £40,736 a year. You can earn more on overtime and shift allowances. The current pay scales are from April 2021.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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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

  Scotland
2022
75823
1 %
RISE
2027
76615

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

Training

Getting On

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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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