Preparing for shifts

Before your shift

During your shift

After your shift


Before your shift


First shift compliance form 

Before attending your first shift with Pulse Nursing at Home, you must complete the first shift compliance form linked here to identify that you have completed the tasks listed and confirm you understand the expectations of the shift.


Digital Nurse Logs

Whilst on shift you will be required to use our digital recording system, Digital Nurse Logs on the application Total Mobile, via a samsung tablet to manage our clients care more effectively, securely and accurately. For guidance on using Digital Nurse Logs for the first time, view our easy step-by-step video guides here.


Key contacts 

If you have any questions regarding completing the first shift compliance form or Digital Nurse Logs, please contact the care coordination team on 020 7959 1003 or email


During your shift

For any clinical queries whilst on shift, please get in touch with your dedicated clinical lead or clinical service lead. Our care coordination team are also on hand 24 hours a day to answer any of your questions relating to your package of care whilst on shift. You can reach them using the contact details below. 


Tel: 020 7959 1003


Important guidance whilst on shift

We appreciate there’s a lot to prepare for when working shifts in the community, so we’ve created a handy checklist to help with your shift preparation to ensure the safety of both yourself and our clients. Click here to view your checklist. 


Food safety and hygiene guidance during your shifts

During your shifts, you may be required to prepare, cook and bake food for clients. It’s important that you understand food hygiene and safety and the best practices for keeping the client safe and well in the community. The Food Standards Agency has guidance around food safety advice, including guidance around food allergies, hygiene and best before and use by dates. 

View here


Cooking skills and guidance

For guidance around the core cooking skills when preparing meals for clients, click the button below to read the BBC’s guide.

View here


After your shift

After your shift you will need to complete your timesheet and travel and expense form. One timesheet and travel expense form will need to be completed per week with details of all the shifts you have worked (Monday to Sunday).

Your timesheet and travel and expense forms are unique to you, so make sure you complete your own so that you are paid on time.

Read our easy step by step guide on how to complete your timesheets and travel and expense forms.