Reducing health inequalities

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 …

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 …