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36 blog posts
  • Jan Sinclair Jan Sinclair 25 Feb 2020

    Nurses supporting the relaunched We Are Undefeatable Campaign

    The importance of nurses involvement with this campaign can't be over emphasised as talking to patients about their physical activity levels should be embedded into their everyday conversations. Those patients with long term health conditions can be the hardest to engage with so this campaign highlights in particular some of the ways in which healthcare professionals such as nurses and midwives can help support them.

  • Sandra Grieve Sandra Grieve 11 Feb 2020

    Travel health hits the headlines

    The third joint event between the RCN Public Health Forum (PHF) and the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) took place on Saturday 8th February. Given the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) originating in China and declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) by WHO the event was timely. 

  • Jason Warriner Jason Warriner 5 Nov 2019

    HIV: The changing epidemic

    World AIDS Day takes place on 1st December.  Across the UK we are working on the challenge to end new HIV infections by 2030. Nurses working in HIV and sexual health have a key role in achieving this target by promoting testing and supporting people living with HIV to access care and treatment.      

  • We are undefeatable Jan Sinclair Jan Sinclair 27 Sep 2019

    We are undefeatable

    For the first time ever, 15 leading health and social care charities have come together to launch a national campaign and movement to inspire and support people with long-term health conditions to build physical activity into their lives, in a way that their condition allows, and to celebrate every victory big or small.

  • Helen Donovan Helen Donovan 19 Sep 2019

    First Anniversary of the ‘Duty to Refer’

    How much do you know about the Homeless Reduction Act (HRA) and the duty to refer where a risk of homelessness has been identified? – It’s time to find out…

  • Nicole Davies Nicole Davies 10 Sep 2019

    RCN Physical activity and lifestyle toolkit

    RCN Physical activity and lifestyle toolkit

  • Helen Donovan Helen Donovan 2 Sep 2019

    Linking work and health: the role of nurses

    This blog has been co-authored by Helen Donovan, Public Health Professional Lead at the Royal College of Nursing and Professor Viv Bennett, Chief Nurse and Director of Nursing, Maternity and Early Years at Public Health England.

  • world aids day Jason Warriner Jason Warriner 4 Apr 2019

    Thirty years and still counting

    Last year, 1 December marked the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day. The advances in the treatment and care of people living with HIV has changed significantly over the years alongside improved access to sexual health services.

  • Sandra Grieve Sandra Grieve 2 Apr 2019

    The importance of travel health

    Travel medicine is a fast-moving area of practice with services predominantly nurse-led and covering various areas of practice.

  • Anna Crossley Anna Crossley 25 Feb 2019

    Celebrating Nursing Practice

    Without nurses, midwives and health care assistants, would healthcare survive? Given the terrifying future projection of 410,000 nurse vacancies in the UK without urgent investment, we may be seen as simply ‘numbers’ like rows of identical paper chain doll workers.