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Attachment of Community Nurses to General Practices. A Follow-up Study

Br Med J 1970; 4 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5727.103 (Published 10 October 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;4:103
  1. J. A. D. Anderson,
  2. P. A. Draper,
  3. I. T. Kincaid,
  4. M. C. Ambler

    Abstract

    A follow-up survey has shown that in a two-year period the number of community nurses working in general practice attachment schemes rose from 11 to 24% (32% in counties, 13% in county boroughs, and 12% in London boroughs). The proportion of health visitors and home nurses rose from 15 to 29% and from 9 to 25% respectively. Reasons given for the 23 attachment schemes which were discontinued included administrative and personality problems. Careful preparation and continuing support, for both the general practitioners and the community nurses, are stressed for the success of these schemes.