Blogs

#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 …

Leadership – impact, outcomes and child focussed - Wendy Nicholson

School nurses are passionate about the health and wellbeing of children and young people, always striving to ensure services meet local needs and finding creative or innovative ways to improve delivery. The 4-5-6 model provided an opportunity to focus on …

Healthy Lifestyles and Childhood Obesity - Penny Greenwood

Childhood obesity is a key public health priority and a significant contemporary health concern; it is one of the leading preventable causes of death and associated long term health risks. Today, nearly a third of children aged two to 15 …

HEALTHY START - Supporting Families to give their children the best start in life - Penny Greenwood

Promoting a healthy, balanced and sustainable diet is a key public health priority across the UK as well as other health strategies such as promoting healthy lifestyles, physical activity and healthy weight.  Promoting healthy diets and nutrition are important for …