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Protecting Health: Nursing and Midwifery Successes and Challenges - Day Two of our Week of Action – Tuesday, 25th February

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Day Two of our Health Protection Week of Action – 25th February, Tuesday

This short ‘blog’ is just to provide a pointer for what we have coming up today and some things you may want to book for later in the week.

Today our main theme is antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and healthcare acquired infections (HCAI) but we will also be looking at some other particular health protection issues affecting midwifery.

Things to look out for:

Blogs appearing at :

o   Professor John Watson, DH Deputy Chief Medical Officer, and Carole Fry, DH Nursing Officer for Infectious Disease and Blood Policy, looking at the future challenges from AMR

o   Wendy Nicholson, DH Professional Officer for School and Community Nursing, looking at the challenges with AMR in relation to children and young people

o   Dr David Foster, DH Deputy Director of Nursing, looking at what health protection means for midwives and the RCM's key messages on health protection

·         Webinar and Twitterchat

o   3.30pm-4.30pm RCN Webinar Rose Gallagher, Nurse Advisor Infection Prevention and Control:Webinar on – Infection control and antimicrobial resistance (Places are limited so please e-mail to book a place)

o   8pm Twitterchat at @WeNurses ‘Health protection- Every Nurse’s role’ – To sign on go to follow @WeNurses on Twitter.

 ·         Join our campaign pledge for NHS Change Day - or  Protecting Health Campaign Pledge

·         Keep your eyes on the Nursing Times (NT Link )and Nursing Standard’s (NS Link) webpages for relevant pieces

·         Join us on Twitter #NMProtectHealth – including some key facts and links on AMR/HCAI

Out on the road, Pauline Watts, our Professional Officer for Health Visiting, has a midwifery connecting day with University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust

Things to plan for:

 Wed, 26th Feb

·         3.30pm-4.30pm Helen Donovan, RCN Public Health nursing Adviser and Dr Helen Bedford Senior Lecturer ICH:Webinar on – ‘Current policy in immunisations and vaccinations’ (Places are limited so please e-mail to book a place)

Frid, 28th Feb

·         10.30am-11.30am Webinar on Health Protection for 0-19yrs – hosted by Pauline Watts, DH Nursing Officer for Health Visiting, and Wendy Nicholson, DH Nursing Officer for School and Community Nursing (Please e-mail  to request details -Limited spaces, so first come; first served)

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