What is Nurse-led Care?
05 May 2023
The role of a nurse has evolved significantly over the years. The responsibility of those operating in nursing roles has increased significantly. The pertinence of this change was highlighted by the nation’s indebtment to their hardworking, ever-professional demeanour during the C-19 pandemic.
In the current climate of the healthcare industry, nurses have a broader range of practice options available. With this comes a wide array of options in terms of specialisms. Depending on the qualification levels, nurses are able to prescribe medicine and perform specific procedures to patients without the need of a doctor’s presence.
It is this increased level of responsibility and broader skill set that form the basis of those working as case managers in the world of nurse-led care.
What is nurse-led care?
According to the British Medical Journal, a specific definition for the term ‘nurse-led care’ is lacking, as the main responsibilities of nurses are constantly changing in today’s climate. At its core, nurse-led care is healthcare-focused supervision carried out by carers under the guidance of an experienced nurse. It is often provided in the home of the patient and designed to help provide an all-encompassing care plan from a team that helps improve the patient’s quality of life in everyday living.
As a consequence of shortages in the medical workforce, we have seen healthcare assistants completing many tasks that nurses are trained to do. This has led to nurses gaining more clinical experience and therefore being able to fulfil more of the client requirements and needs. Some individuals doubt the proficiency of care plans that are led, rather than delivered by, nurses. However, research has evidenced that nurse-led care is of the highest quality.
Multiple studies have tested the quality care of nurse-led care by evaluating the effectiveness of the role of advanced nurse practitioners compared to physicians-led care (doctors/GPs). The majority of these studies were carried across high-income countries and nurse-led care included paediatric and adult clients. Multiple sources led to similar conclusions. Evidence shows a positive impact of advanced nurse practitioners on clinical and service-related outcomes, specifically across patient satisfaction, waiting times and control of chronic diseases.
Nurse-led care in complex care
When it comes to the complex care services that we offer at HFH Healthcare, our teams are structured around a nurse-led care programme that is designed to help our clients live their lives to the fullest of their abilities.
Our care plans are designed around highly experienced registered nurses training our teams of carers before leading the client care project. Our goal as a complex care provider is to enhance the life of the person receiving care. This may include complex interventions, home nursing demands and knowledge to ensure a high quality, safe and effective service. But ultimately our goal is to improve the life of our clients and help them come to grips with the management of their conditions when at home.
At HFH we offer great clinical training overseen by our registered nurses and multiple opportunities in career development. We have vacancies available throughout London and across the home counties. Learn more about our available career opportunities.
Who can benefit from nurse-led services?
Our aim is to provide the highest quality care possible to individuals with a wide range of complex clinical needs including:
- Degenerative conditions, such as Multiple Sclerosis
- Complex injuries
- Neurological conditions
- Brain Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Stroke care
- Respiratory condition care
- Oxygen therapy and monitoring
- Epilepsy and seizure management
- Assistance with substantial recovery process
- Physical disabilities such as muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy
If you have any specific enquiries on our complex care services or you are interested in working in complex care, contact us Or alternatively, give us a call on 0208 605 9712.
How does nurse-led care improve the quality of care?
Sometimes the traditional healthcare system may disregard aspects of social inclusion. Complex care services are focused on supporting individuals in a person-centred manner. Complex care at home allows individuals to receive competent medical support with their health issues, help with essential everyday activities and support with social care and integration with the local community.
At HFH Healthcare, we believe that everyone should live a fulfilled life, we look to assure a right to family life and support the life choices made by each of our clients. We value and support their preferences, cultures and characters to guide each complex care decision that we put into place, catering to each client’s individual needs. We are able to achieve this through our 24/7 real time support and rounds to ensure that the care team is up to date with their cases, as well as having each client case overseen by an experienced nurse manager.
If you are interested in becoming part of our team, have a browse of the complex care jobs that we have available in London and throughout the home counties. Or alternatively, give us a call on 0208 605 9712.