Health Visiting

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 …

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, …

Supporting and Guiding Parents on the Signs and Symptoms of Sepsis - Penny Greenwood

Health visitors and school nurses are often the primary health contact point for parents and carers of children aged between 0-19 years.  Together with other health professionals, they have a key role in providing advice or support for parents to …

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 …