Public Health Nursing
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Public Heath England's seven priorities for public health
PHE will focus on securing improvements against seven priorities:
- tackling obesity particularly among children
- reducing smoking and stopping children starting
- reducing harmful drinking and alcohol-related hospital admissions
- ensuring every child has the best start in life
- reducing the risk of dementia, its incidence and prevalence in 65-75 year olds
- tackling the growth in antimicrobial resistance
- achieving a year-on-year decline in tuberculosis incidence
Find out more with the Public Health England's Protecting and improving the nation's health plan
With increasing emphasis on preventative healthcare and public health, would nurses benefit from understanding the sociological influences on health and wellbeing?
New evidence on link between working hours and use of alcohol suggests long hours increase likelihood of risky drinking, but results should be treated with caution.
Surgical site infections are associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. Delivering quality care during the perioperative period is critical to preventing SSIs.
Older people are at increased risk of dehydration, and many screening and diagnostic tests are used to identify the condition. This article assesses their value.
Demand for ineffective or unproven treatments will continue to rise unless a more concerted effort is made to help people make informed decisions.
Nurses are being urged to get a flu jab “as soon as possible” to protect themselves and patients this winter.
Having the flu jab could also help prevent strokes, a new study by UK researchers has suggested.
A pilot scheme to vaccinate older primary school children against influenza in England has been put on hold because of a supply issue.
On 1 October, Barts Health NHS Trust in east London is to begin an ambitious initiative to stamp out smoking among its workforce and patients.
National minimum standards for healthcare support workers who administer vaccinations have been updated following recognition these roles have a greater part to play in immunisation programmes.
Choosing to study nursing sets you on a career path which will see you experience all aspects of humanity, from an individual’s moment of unbridled joy to their vulnerability at the darkest times of an illness.
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Behind the Headlines
“One in three people born in the UK this year will suffer from some form of dementia in their lifetime,” Sky News reports. This is the stark finding of a report commissioned by Alzheimer’s Research UK and carried out by the private research institute the Office of Health Economics.