population health

Supporting breastfeeding is everybody’s business - By Sue Ashmore, Unicef

Two years ago the Lancet, 2016, published powerful evidence that breastfeeding saves lives, improves health and cuts costs in every country worldwide. The publication was a landmark moment for all those working to support breastfeeding – we felt that this …

Building a breastfeeding responsive University for students and staff - Anna Byrom, UCLAN

‘If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together’ (African Proverb) Making a difference It is an exciting time to be an infant feeding coordinator, turned midwifery lecturer, working in the University of …

What works to support pregnant mothers, new parents and infants: An update of evidence for the Healthy Child Programme - By Viv Bennett & Jo Casebourne

A new report published this week by the Early Intervention Foundation provides valuable information about the evidence for approaches to early intervention for mothers and infants, which are commissioned and delivered locally as part of the Healthy Child Programme. There …

Making advice and support on breastfeeding accessible 24/7- By Karen Pinder

  We know that getting the right support enables women to breastfeed their babies for longer. As with any new habit, mothers need to learn the ropes, and advice from health professionals plays a critical role in helping them to …

Getting breastfeeding support right for women and their families - Shereen Fisher

With the World Cup upon us I always feel more linked in on an international level. It got me thinking about which countries are getting breastfeeding support right for women and their families, why in the UK have we got …

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 - Tuberculosis and Homelessness - what can we do? By David Parker-Radford

Posted by: Viv Bennett, Posted on: 11.05.2018 - Categories: All Our Health, Blogs   In the late 1980s, tuberculosis (TB) cases were fewer than 6000 in the UK and there was hope that the disease would be eliminated as a …

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 - Workplace mental well-being: civility at work by Helen Kirk

For International Nurses' Day we are looking at 'health as a human right.' Health in the workplace is a vital element and, as nurses, if we can create a health promoting environment for ourselves, we can influence and help build …

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 …