The Lindsay Leg Club Model (LLC) was conceived as a unique partnership between the district nursing team and the local community, in which patients are empowered, through a sense of ownership to become stakeholders in their own treatment. This article gives a brief overview of the model, and concludes with a blog, written by David Foster Deputy Director of Nursing and Midwifery Advisor at the Department of Health, after his visit to Mottingham Leg Club.
During June, Viv Bennett and her colleagues at the Department of Health (DH) held a week of action Health Improvement and Health Promoting Practitioners. This involved visits to a number of clinical areas. Here, David Foster, Deputy Director of Nursing and Midwifery Advisor at the DH, has kindly agreed to share his blog with us as he reflects on his visit with Liz Alderton, a district nurse and Queen’s Nurse at the North East London NHS Foundation Trust.
District Nurse numbers continue to fall. Here, the RCN raises its concerns.
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