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Protecting Health: Nursing and Midwifery Successes and Challenges - Day Five - Friday, 28th Feb

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Day Five of our Week of Action – 28th February, Friday

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 and to reflect on some of the things that have already happened.

Today our main theme is Building Resilience. Things to look out for:

·         Blogs appearing at

o   Dr Ben Thomas, DH Professional Officer for Mental health, learning disabilities and dementia, on protecting mental health

o   Wendy Nicholson, DH Professional Officer for School and Community Nursing, on building resilience in children, young people and families

o   Viv Bennett, DH & PHE Director of Nursing, reflects on the week of action

·         10.30am-11.30am Webinar on Health Protection for 0-19yrs – hosted by Wendy Nicholson, DH Nursing Officer for School and Community Nursing (Please e-mail  to request details –still a few places left

·         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

Out on the road, David Foster, DH deputy Director of Nursing, will be at the Florence Nightingale Foundation Annual Conference. Joanne Bosanquet, PHE deputy Director of Nursing, is visiting the London TB Find and Treat Service. Ben Thomas, DH Professional Officer for mental health, learning disabilities and dementia, is at the London Learning Disability Nurse Leadership Celebration Day and Pauline Watts, DH Professional Officer for health visiting, will be at the University of Southampton speaking to a departing cohort.

Thanks for all your support. Remember: Health Protection – make it visible!

Don't forget 3rd March is NHS Change Day Visit NHS Change Day

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