Follow our 4 stages to navigate your own blended roles journey. Click the links for more detail.

Stage 1: Readiness

Stage 2: Preparation

  • Essential that good relationships exist between carers & district nurses before you start
  • Requires support of lead nurse for district nursing & other senior system leaders
  • Developmental contract is an enabler for working differently
  • Financial uplift to fees for providers with expectation of higher pay for carers 
  • Blended roles as part of wider changes to facilitate closer working across care and health

Stage 3: Implementation

Stage 4: Review, learn, evolve

  • Start with the willing
  • Deliver training to carers – face to face and fieldwork
  • Agree & implement support offer
  • Sign off competencies
  • Swap mobile phone numbers
  • Debrief if anything goes wrong – what can we learn?
  • Agree practical steps e.g. what to do if, who to contact when
  • Share resources