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26 blog posts
  • Jan Sinclair Jan Sinclair 27 Jul 2020

    Factsheet for nurses about physical activity, exercise and the immune system in relation to COVID-19

    This new factsheet within the Motivate2Move suite of resources is very relevant at this time for all health care professionals, as it captures how being more physically active during the current pandemic could potentially minimise the severity of COVID-19 if infected. This factsheet was developed with the help of scientists from the University of Birmingham, UK.

  • Tracey Cooke Tracey Cooke 17 Jun 2020

    Importance of Self Care

    Reminding health professionals of the importance of self-care in this current pandemic. 

  • Pam Hodge Pam Hodge 29 May 2020

    Student Nurse Placements with a Public Health Team

    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.  

  • Hanna Kaur Hanna Kaur 30 Apr 2020

    Managing TB during the COVID-19 pandemic

    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).

  • 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