Breakfast and Activity – Can Children be Encouraged to Enjoy Both? - Maggie Clarke, Carolyn Foreman & Georgia Barrett

School Nurses play an important role in promoting healthy lifestyles and are well placed to influence and support positive behaviour change but we know as a small workforce for any enduring improvement a collaborative partnership approach has sustainability. We work …

The Role of All Allied Health Professionals in Supporting Physical Activity - Anna Lowe

Physical inactivity is a major threat to health.   It contributes significantly to many common cancers, diabetes, coronary heart disease and many more health conditions.  These conditions can substantially reduce people’s quality of life through worry, pain and disability.  Becoming more …

Pharmacy Teams Supporting People to Increase their Physical Activity - Gul Root

Physical activity is important for all of us, at every age and every ability. It has the potential to save lives and reduce the burden of disease, but it can also be fun, efficient and social, and a great way …

The Work of a Nurse Physical Activity Clinical Champion - Sue Foster

Nurse Physical Activity Clinical Champions are a key component of PHE’s Moving Professionals work programme, and are partially funded through a grant from the Burdett Trust for Nursing.   Everybody Active Every Day, the national framework for physical activity, includes …

Health and Care Professionals supporting the new 'One You' Physical Activity campaign - Viv Bennett

Physical activity is good for health and wellbeing and health and care professionals can make a real difference to encouraging and supporting people to be active. Today sees the launch of the latest stage of the One You campaign with a focus …

#WeActiveChallenge - Leading by Example: Reducing Health Inequalities - Pauline Watts

As we focus this month on the importance of being active and being involved and their importance on both our physical and mental health, let us just pause for a moment and think of the most vulnerable people in the …

Improving Physical Activity - Helping Others: Helping Ourselves #WeActiveChallenge - Wendy Nicholson

As public health nurses working with children, young people and families we know being active improves physical, emotional and social wellbeing and often talk about the benefits of being active and the need to improve physical activity.  We aim to …

A supported and up-skilled maternity workforce is vital to reduce smoking in pregnancy - Viv Bennett and Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent

The harmfulness of smoking in pregnancy is well known and what a healthcare practitioner (HCP) does and says at both the pre-conception and pregnancy stage really matters for increasing the number women having a smokefree pregnancy. Smoking remains the leading …

School nurses key role in addressing LGBT issues - Dr Justin Varney

School nurses have a unique position of trust with young people and can be one of the professionals that young people turn to when they are working through their sexual orientation or gender identity and finding their identity. Stonewall’s School …