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 …

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 …

International Day of the Midwife 2018 - Smoking in Pregnancy - by Jane Scattergood

Smoking during pregnancy is harmful to both the mother and their unborn child.  It is the main modifiable risk factor associated with a range of poor pregnancy outcomes. Although rates are lower than in the past, just under 11% of …

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 …