Health Visiting

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 …

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 …

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation – join the conversation - by Wendy Nicholson

Today is International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM, lead organisations including PHE, DH and NHS England have joined forces to support the day – however, it’s more than one single day. FGM isn’t just an international issue; FGM affected …

Networking – an Art or Science?:  health visiting and school nurse networking events

Our forthcoming health visitor and school nurse networking events are crammed packed with speakers who are leading lights in safeguarding and experts in service improvements through service user engagement. We also have interactive workshops addressing a plethora of public health …

Oral health – Health visitors and school nurses supporting children, young people and families by Wendy Nicholson

Over a quarter of five year olds are suffering from tooth decay - alarmingly it is one of the most common reasons why five to nine year old children are admitted to hospital, and contributes to  school absences. However, tooth …