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
The proportion of eligible people who received an HIV test in a non-specialist setting is low and late diagnosis remains a problem in the UK.
The advanced critical care practitioner education programme was developed in response to medical staff shortages and offers nurses a new career pathway.
How an acute London trust set about designing a programme for managing carbapenemase-producing organisms using a point-prevalence study.
An initiative in which health visitors took the lead role in identifying childhood obesity and introducing interventions has proved effective and popular with parents.
Evidence that acupuncture or related techniques increase the success rate in smoking cessation is inconsistent. We look at a study measuring its effectiveness.
The Royal College of Nursing has warned that proposed cuts to public health funding and short-term decision making risked “storing up” serious problems across the NHS, ahead of next week’s budget.
A quarter of patients prescribed opioids for the first time end up progressing to longer-term prescriptions, according to US researchers.
The country’s top public health nurse has said the case needs to be made “very strongly” about the benefits of investment in public health, in the wake of concerns about budget cuts by councils.
Practice nurses and school nurses in England and Scotland can expect to deliver two new vaccines for meningitis from the start of the autumn.
The Royal College of Nursing has passed a motion calling on its leaders to pressurise the government over proposed cuts to public health budgets, after a passionate debate in child health inequalities.
The recent changes at Public Health England and the Department of Health could be an opportunity for nursing to strengthen its voice.
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Behind the Headlines
“Superflu pandemic is biggest danger to UK apart from a terrorist attack – and could kill 80,000 people,” is the warning in The Independent. A briefing produced by experts outlines how antibiotic resistance could pose a significant threat (PDF, 440kb) to public health.