A career in community Nursing

Nurses have a tough, but rewarding career ahead of them. There are many different avenues for nurses to go down when they are looking for recruitment drives, and one such role is the one of the community nurse. Community nurses work in their patients’ homes, and they move more between locations than any other type of nurse. Their prominence has grown in the past year, and as more and more patients opt to be treated at home to alleviate the pressure on the NHS hospitals, community nurses are in demand. Community nursing can be a demanding profession, and – as such – we are constantly looking for community nurses, so why should nurses swap their hospital shifts for roles in the community?

The Lifestyle

Community nursing gives ward nurses the chance to get out of the hospital environment and be more fluid in their movements. They have more autonomy with patients face to face, and they can either work in a GP practice or head to their patients’ homes. The other huge benefits is the change in lifestyle. Shifts tend to be shorter, with night shifts practically unheard of. It’s a different way to nurse and expand on your skills, giving you more of a balance as you manage your own time.

New Choices

Community nursing is different from hospital or care home nursing. The scenery changes with every patient and you can move through a variety of patient settings. This adds valuable experience to your CV, giving you better options in the future.

You Give A Lot Back

Nurses are a necessity to our society and those in the community aren’t just helping to keep NHS hospitals running better, they’re the face that patients and their families look forward to seeing. Regularly seeing a patient enables nurses to build a more personal rapport with patients, providing them with more personalised care than they would only otherwise receive from multiple nurses in the hospital. Nurses give back directly to the community in which they belong, and that is an extremely rewarding feeling. 

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If you consider yourself a hard-working individual and the very best at what you do, get in touch with Jessamy Staffing Solutions. We’re seeking people for all kinds of positions, from support workers to registered managers to live-in carers. Our sheer range of opportunities will allow you to actively develop your career in a supportive environment within a growing industry.

How Jessamy Platinum Home Care can improve your quality of life

Most people would like to continue living independently in their homes instead of moving into a full-time care home. Living at home allows individuals to maintain their sense of independence and continue with their regular lives. They retain their privacy and dignity. 

That’s why Jessamy Platinum home care is so important. It provides domiciliary care for adults, young people and children who need additional support to live independently. It’s a family-focused service that helps to keep people in their homes and out of other forms of care. 

Being comfortable in your home is essential to us – and massively improves your quality of life. When you can stay in your home, you have more control over your schedule and how you spend your time. You don’t have to go by the rules of a care home. And you have one-on-one support for all your care needs. 

When you use our Jessamy Platinum home care you have control over what you eat and the chores that you’d like us to do around the house. You also choose precisely what services you’d like us to provide. We can help with all kinds of things, including personal care and eating, going to the shops for you, and helping you get out of bed. We can also take care of everyday domestic tasks, like cooking and ironing if you’re unable to do so yourself. 

In short, Jessamy Platinum home care lets you improve your life considerably, offering support where it is needed, allowing you to remain at home for longer. 


Dealing With Hay Fever

Woman with hayfever

Hay fever is something that occurs mainly in the summer time so below are some guidelines an what to do to help make it a bit better.

Hay fever can be a nasty condition to deal with, and many people see their doctors with this complaint each year.

There are several options when dealing with hay fever. Be aware of them and check with your medical practitioner so that you can deal with the hay fever and move on with the symptoms now minimized.

Nasal Decongestants

Nasal decongestants come in the form of a spray, and can be prescribed by your doctor. They reduce swelling and make it easier to breathe. Prolonged use can cause irritation inside the nose, so keep this remedy for occasional use only. There are different types of nasal decongestants, and some include antihistamines.


Antihistamines block histamine, which is the main player in the allergic reaction that causes hay fever in the first place. When you take an antihistamine, you can choose to take it preventatively or as required. Some antihistamines may cause drowsiness, so be aware of this issue if you plan to be driving, or need to be alert for your job or other activities.


If a plugged-up nose is one of your main hay fever symptoms, corticosteroids may be recommended to you. They are anti-inflammatory and therefore will help unblock a stuffy nose and other congestion. These are often the most effective block against hay fever.


Immunotherapy is generally a last resort for when other remedies fail to have the desired effect.
Immunotherapy can be done in one of two ways… by tablets inserted under the tongue, and by an injection under the skin. This procedure is generally done in a controlled environment in case of an anaphylactic reaction to the substance upon administering it.

Immunotherapy builds your immunity to the allergen so that its effect on you is not as extreme as usual, and you are eventually no longer set off by it. Immunotherapy should show improvement in your tolerance to the allergen within one year, and treatment is usually continued for three years to become desensitized to the allergen.

Nasal Irrigation

This is becoming a much more common remedy. You can go to your local pharmacy and generally find a variety of nasal irrigation systems to choose from. Rinsing allergens from your nose and sinuses with sterile saline can bring major relief to allergy sufferers. Pick up a neti pot or other system, and give it a try.

Natural Remedies

There are many natural remedies for hay fever. Although medical practitioners may not be able to prescribe all these treatments for you, many have no dangerous side effects and plenty of individuals feel that they are therefore at least worth a try.

Remedies such as local bee pollen, anti-inflammatory nutrients and simple stress relief can work wonders for allergic rhinitis. You don’t have to search far to find many basic remedies that may or may not work for you.

Hay fever is disheartening, but there are many options when you want to get rid of symptoms. Everyone’s body is different, and all will react to each method as an individual. Speak with your healthcare practitioner and decide which hay fever treatment might be right for you.

Thanks for reading.

Jessamy Staffing