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The way forward

When you work in the community you work more holistically in partnership with the patient. Your advocacy skills increase as your skills in this domain of care increase. You become a stronger clinician. Working in the community is not for the faint hearted. Prevention rather than cure is the aim, you become an expert teacher. Passing on your skills and learning new ones with your patients. Community is the way forward, it’s all pro’s no cons for me. I luv it. You learn to cross boundaries and your communication skills become razor sharp. You feel appreciated.

What can be done to encourage more staff to want to work in community settings?

Introduce long days for those who would like them. This works in favour of the patient. Especially end of life patients and their families.

What would improve your day-to-day life working in the community?


Navid DHSC Apr 25, 2019

Hi Janice,

Thank you for sharing your experiences of working in the community. It is great to hear that you love the work that you do.