Reducing health inequalities

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 …

Sport for children with a learning disability, how can the school nurse help? by Pauline Watts

Sport can have a positive impact on the lives of children with  a learning disability in so many ways, not only from the point of view of improving physical health and well-being - weight management, healthier heart and lungs for …

Nurses - take action for children of offenders! by Lindsay Sutherland, Barnardos

The i-HOP research team recently visited the University of Manchester to talk to a group of nursing students. We felt our subject matter was particularly suited to their conference, ‘Caring for Children on the Margins’, because offenders’ children are often …

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 …

You Said: We Did - How you helped to develop 'All Our Health' and how you can continue to do so

This blog is a thank you for colleagues who have worked with us to develop the All Our Health (AoH) approach and resources and sets out what you told us and how we have used your feedback. In 2013 we …

Introducing you to All Our Health

This blog is to introduce new readers to the ‘All Our Health’ call to action for health and care professionals (HCPs), to provide an update to those who are already aware and to say thank you for colleagues who have …

Let’s talk dementia - Early onset dementia in people with a learning disability - Pauline Watts

Although it is well documented that earlier onset dementia for people who have a learning disability is a higher percentage than national average, for everyone, a combination of genetics and lifestyle factors, together with chance occurrences have an impact on …