The effects of the COVID-19 global pandemic on UK travel and travel health services.
This new factsheet within the Motivate2Move suite of resources is very relevant for nurses as it captures the physiology of the immune system and how being more physically active can potentially minimise the severity of COVID-19 if infected.
Reminding health professionals of the importance of self-care in this current pandemic.
The Project: Barnet Public Health Team, RCN, and Middlesex University worked together to develop a local authority hosted public health placement specifically for pre-registration nursing students from any field.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world significantly in a short space of time, and all of our lives have been affected. The lock down has forced us to live differently and to adapt to different ways of working. It has also had a huge impact on how health care services are delivered such as management and control of Tuberculosis (TB).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…