Reducing health inequalities

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 - Why we all need to understand making reasonable adjustments by Pauline Watts

In support of International Nurse’s Day and its theme of ‘Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Health is a Human Right’ I want to explore the underlying elements of accessibility and inequalities, focussing on the needs of those with a …

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 Nurses' Day - Taking Action on Cardiovascular Disease (CVD): The Contribution of Health and Care Professionals by Jamie Waterall

‘We have a crisis of preventable illness that threatens to break the NHS. We have a responsibility to get better at prevention. If the NHS Health Check is picking these conditions up, then that can only be a good thing.’ …

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 …

Leading Change, Adding Value ‘3 commitments 3Ps’ - Viv Bennett and Jane Cummings

As the Chief Public Health Nurse and Chief Nursing Officer we are passionate about maximising and valuing the role of nursing, midwifery and care staff to improve health outcomes for individual people and at the population level. This is set …

Getting social about All Our Health - by Wendy Nicholson and Teresa Chinn

All Our Health is a framework of evidence to guide health care professionals in preventing illness, protecting health and promoting wellbeing ..... a really useful resource for health care professionals from all walks of life! The framework explores evidence at …

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 …

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 …