(In the UK) a nurse who visits and treats patients in their homes, operating in a specific area or in association with a particular general practice surgery or health centre.
- As well as the GPs, the surgery also has a district nurse, health visitor midwives and podiatrist.
- You should be able to get these through a district nurse or nurse continence adviser.
- There's a district nurse from the new surgery who comes in every two weeks, just to maintain contact.
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