Blogs

Making advice and support on breastfeeding accessible 24/7- By Karen Pinder

  We know that getting the right support enables women to breastfeed their babies for longer. As with any new habit, mothers need to learn the ropes, and advice from health professionals plays a critical role in helping them to …

Getting breastfeeding support right for women and their families - Shereen Fisher

With the World Cup upon us I always feel more linked in on an international level. It got me thinking about which countries are getting breastfeeding support right for women and their families, why in the UK have we got …

Celebrating Breastfeeding - Viv Bennett

This week we are celebrating breastfeeding, this gives a real opportunity to focus on the benefits and impact on long term outcomes for both mother and baby including healthy weight, protection from infection and safety. World Health Organisation recommends that …

Healthier weight promotion for children: consistent messages - Loretta Sollars and Charlene Mulhern

We know children who stay a healthy weight and lead a healthy lifestyle tend to be fitter, healthier, have better attendance in school and be more self-confident. Health and care professionals are in a unique position to enable children, young people and …

International Nurses Day - Why should we discuss weight with children and families? Blog by Wendy Nicholson and Charlene Mulhern

With nearly a third of children aged 10-11 either overweight or obese, it is clear that obesity and its associated health risks should be raised with families in a sensitive, open and empathetic manner. Talking about weight can be tricky …

International Nurses Day - Building Resilience - Recognising the 1001 days of adolescence - Blog by Wendy Nicholson

      Growing up and family life isn’t always easy and the journey for some can be a roller-coaster. Family breakdown, bereavement, poor nutrition, bullying, drug taking, sexual health - are all challenges and present risk across the whole …

International Nurses Day – Improving prevention up front and centre - 'All Our Health' into Practice

    Today is International Nurses Day #IND2018, a chance to celebrate the great work that is being done by nurses in all settings and to consider what we can do to improve population health and prevent ill health. Health …

International Nurses Day - Tuberculosis and Homelessness - what can we do? By David Parker-Radford

Posted by: Viv Bennett, Posted on: 11.05.2018 - Categories: All Our Health, Blogs   In the late 1980s, tuberculosis (TB) cases were fewer than 6000 in the UK and there was hope that the disease would be eliminated as a …