Reducing health inequalities

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 …

Psychotropic drugs prescribing and so many other drugs – Why do we keep overprescribing?

This week is Learning Disability Awareness Week #LDWeek2016. Pauline Watts, Lead Nurse for Learning Disabilities at Public Health England, has provided a guest blog. The overuse of psychotropic drugs, not to mention many others, for people with a learning disability, …

Ben Thomas reports on progress - 'Strengthening the Commitment: implementing the recommendations from the UK Modernising Learning Disabilities Nursing Review

To ensure that the health and social care systems are prepared for the changing health needs of people with learning disabilities the four home countries’ government lead nurses initiated a review into learning disabilities nursing. ‘Strengthening the commitment: the report …