Health Improvement

International Nurses' Day - Taking Action on Obesity: The Contribution of Health Care Professionals by Viv Bennett

“...there is no magic bullet. It is going to take continued effort from all of us in Government, local communities, industry and individuals. Each and every one of us has to play our part if we want to be the …

International Day of the Midwife 2018 - Smoking in Pregnancy - by Jane Scattergood

Smoking during pregnancy is harmful to both the mother and their unborn child.  It is the main modifiable risk factor associated with a range of poor pregnancy outcomes. Although rates are lower than in the past, just under 11% of …

Reducing unintentional injuries in children and young people by Sheena Carr

We all want to keep children safe wherever they are and we know that accidents are most likely to happen to children in the home and on the roads.  Healthcare and other professionals have an important role to play in …

Safe sleeping – supporting parents - Wendy Nicholson

This week it is the Lullaby Trust’s ‘Safer sleeping’  week –  the week aims to raise awareness of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and  evidenced advice on how parents  can reduce the risk of it occurring. SIDS is multi-factorial. However, …

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 …