Sam Ivin

Sam Ivin is a third year documentary photography student at University Of South Wales, Newport. Sam's photography is mostly based around people and social issues, normally presented in a documentary format. He has completed various photography projects covering topics such as disability, asylum seeking and healthcare.

Community Nurses

Community and district nursing is becoming an increasingly important part of modern healthcare. As more patients are being cared for in the community, the skill set of nurses working outside of inpatient settings is expanding to meet their needs. Thanks to these nurses, service users with long term conditions are able to stay out of hospital, while both they and their families have peace of mind that care is on hand if they need it.


At Nursing Times, we frequently hear stories from patients and their families of the nurse who provided the care they needed in their own home, helping them maintain a sense of normality at a difficult time.


Sam Ivin’s photos really encapsulate the importance of this role, combining a sense of the nurses’ compassion with the huge variety of skills needed to nurse in the community.


Fran Entwistle

Acting Online Editor – Nursing Times