Chief Nurse at Public Health England
You will no doubt have seen media coverage in recent days about the increase in flu levels, and so-called “Aussie flu” in particular.
Public Health England (PHE) has just launched its annual Stoptober campaign, which is based on the insight that if you can stop smoking for 28 days, you are five times more likely to be able to quit for good.
Australia is a long way away in terms of miles but not that far away in terms of sharing many of the same public health challenges we face in England, particularly with respect to children and young people, and in the dedication of its nurses and midwives to ensuring children get the best start in life.
Nursing Times contributor, Professor Viv Bennett CBE, looks at the impact of poor oral health.
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Few would disagree that preventing a disease or injury is a better, healthier and more economic then later intervention and treatment.