population health

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 - Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR): The Contribution of Health and Care Professionals by Joanne Bosanquet

“We have reached a critical point and must act now on a global scale to slow down antimicrobial resistance” – Professor Dame Sally Davies, UK Chief Medical Officer (2014) As health and care professionals we have witnessed the miraculous benefits …

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 …

Supporting and Guiding Parents on the Signs and Symptoms of Sepsis - Penny Greenwood

Health visitors and school nurses are often the primary health contact point for parents and carers of children aged between 0-19 years.  Together with other health professionals, they have a key role in providing advice or support for parents to …

Breakfast and Activity – Can Children be Encouraged to Enjoy Both? - Maggie Clarke, Carolyn Foreman & Georgia Barrett

School Nurses play an important role in promoting healthy lifestyles and are well placed to influence and support positive behaviour change but we know as a small workforce for any enduring improvement a collaborative partnership approach has sustainability. We work …

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 …