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6Cs

How can health professionals get involved in the 6Cs week of action?

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From Monday 24th February, the Department of Health will be undertaking another week of engagement activity on the nursing and midwifery contribution to public health, this time focusing on health protection. Here’s how you can get involved.

Monday, 24th Feb

Introducing Health Protection Week

 

Tuesday, 25th Feb

Main Theme for the Day: Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Acquired Infections

  • 3.30pm - 4.30pm: RCN Webinar “AMR and Infection Control” Keep an eye on the RCN website for more information on this and how to join in or email ipc@rcn.org.uk for more information – limited spaces, so first come; first served
  • 8pm: @WeNurses twitterchat “Health protection- Every Nurse’s role” – For more information on how to participate in Twitter discussions see @WeNurses’ guide to tweeting and follow @WeNurses on Twitter.
  • Blog from Professor John Watson, deputy Chief Medical Officer, and Carole Fry, DH Nursing Lead on Infectious Disease
  • Blog from Pauline Watts, DH Nursing Officer for Health Visiting, and Wendy Nicholson, DH Nursing Officer for School and Community Nursing
  • Blog from David Foster, Deputy Director of Nursing at DH, on midwifery and health protection
  • Articles, case studies, career profiles and key facts available through some of our partners

 

Wednesday, 26th Feb

Main Theme for the Day: Immunisation

  • 3.30pm - 4.30pm: RCN Webinar “Immunisation” Keep an eye on the RCN website for more information on this and how to join in or email ipc@rcn.org.uk for more information – limited spaces, so first come; first served
  • Blog from Dr Helen Bedford, Senior Lecturer, Institute of Child Health, UCL
  • Blog from Pauline Watts, DH Nursing Officer for Health Visiting, and Wendy Nicholson, DH Nursing Officer for School and Community Nursing
  • Debunking Flu Myths
  • Articles, case studies, career profiles and key facts available through some of our partners

 

Thursday, 27th Feb

Main Theme for the Day: Tuberculosis

  • Blog from Dr Paul Cosford, Medical Director, PHE
  • Blog from Pauline Watts, DH Nursing Officer for Health Visiting, and Wendy Nicholson, DH Nursing Officer for School and Community Nursing
  • Articles, case studies, career profiles and key facts available through some of our partners

 

Friday, 28th Feb

Theme for the Day: Other Areas of Health Protection, Reflection on the week and looking to the Future

  • 10.30am -11.30am: Webinar on Health Protection for 0-19 year olds – hosted by Pauline Watts, DH Nursing Officer for Health Visiting, and Wendy Nicholson, DH Nursing Officer for School and Community Nursing. Please e-mail ian.packman@dh.gsi.gov.uk for further details. Limited spaces, so first come; first served
  • Blog from Ben Thomas on protecting mental health
  • Blog from Viv Bennett reflecting on the week and plans for the future
  • Articles, case studies, career profiles and key facts available through some of our partners
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