Protecting Health

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 …

Safer Children: Together we’ve got this. Child Safety Week - by Alison Morton

This week is Child Safety Week (4th - 10th June) - a chance to bring together individuals and organisations around the UK to promote important safety messages to families. This blog showcases some good examples of local initiatives and introduces …

International Nurses Day - Building Resilience - Recognising the 1001 days of adolescence - Blog by Wendy Nicholson

      Growing up and family life isn’t always easy and the journey for some can be a roller-coaster. Family breakdown, bereavement, poor nutrition, bullying, drug taking, sexual health - are all challenges and present risk across the whole …

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 - 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 - 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 - Taking Action on Cardiovascular Disease (CVD): The Contribution of Health and Care Professionals by Jamie Waterall

‘We have a crisis of preventable illness that threatens to break the NHS. We have a responsibility to get better at prevention. If the NHS Health Check is picking these conditions up, then that can only be a good thing.’ …

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 …

Reducing unintentional injuries in children and young people by Sheena Carr

We all want to keep children safe wherever they are and we know that accidents are most likely to happen to children in the home and on the roads.  Healthcare and other professionals have an important role to play in …