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
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.
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.
The Queens Nursing Institute has published new guidance to “arm” community nurses with more knowledge for supporting homeless patients with foot health problems.
School nursing services across the country face major upheaval, with councils preparing to integrate services following the full transfer of public health commissioning this autumn, an investigation by Nursing Times has found.
NHS staff are to be offered a programme of fitness activities and healthy options for meals as part of a major drive to improve their wellbeing, the chief executive of NHS England will announce later today.
Nurses delivering a new vaccine protecting against meningitis should encourage parents to give their children paracetamol following immunisation, due to increased risk of fever.
Clinicians need to shift their focus from “calorie counting” to concentrating on the nutritional value of foods in order to boost cardiovascular health among patients, claim academics.
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
“Curry really could be the spice of life,” says The Daily Telegraph, reporting on a study looking at the link between regularly eating foods that contain capsaicin – found in chilli peppers – and the risk of dying early.