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I often get asked the question, “Why is the current focus on population health?”  People often mean  different things  when we talk about population health. Put simply , population health means  the health outcomes of a defined group of people, as well as the distribution of health outcomes within the group. This means that health equity – the avoidable differences in health between different parts of the population – is a core part of understanding population health. The health of a...

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According to the study of 2,063 individuals  (Paterson, Goens and Reed 2009 ) , the conditions that erode resilience are working in high-demand jobs with very low influence on their jobs - for example, having little control over their work environment or daily tasks) and lack of social support - for example, lacking supportive colleagues and understanding supervisors.   What are typical high demand jobs? 1. quantitative demands such as consistently having to complete all work tasks...

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In recent months I have been positioning the  "Think Family"  approach to contextual safeguarding - I think it is due to my public health and mental health practitioner backgrounds and my learned believe that all child welfare is impacted by Adverse Childhood Experiences, which will be a future reflection.   Since before the Munro Review in 2011 ~  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/munro-review-of-child-protection-final-report-a-child-centred-system  ~ services and practitioners...

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Giving every parent an eRedbook will support them to manage their new born screening results and their child’s vaccinations. Every record counts because every child matters. Tell us your story below ... A ‘paperless NHS at the point of care’ is one of the key objectives of NHS England’s digital strategy.  NHS organisations in London are leading the digital transformation of the NHS by offering all new parents access to eRedbook: the digital version of the Personal Child Health...

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Every year recently we go into “crisis” mode but most of this “winter pressure” could be prevented or planned for.  Please add your story below: https://www.nice.org.uk/Media/Default/About/NICE-Communities/Social-care/quick-guides/Infection%20prevention.pdf   https://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/homehygiene/Pages/how-to-wash-your-hands-properly.aspx?platform=hootsuite   Let me recap on your recent festive break ~ full of Christmas joy ·           Relatives...

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Care Home nurses - preventing influenza outbreaks and avoid unnecessary A&E attendances 

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Nurses and Midwives need to inspire their NHS employer to agree a healthy lifestyle CQUIN via their Director of Nursing or Chief Nurse. Did you know that your NHS employer could make up to another 2.5% on their core contract value for further investment? Healthy lifestyle could be linked to smoking cessation; healthy weight support; effective exercise; emotional & personal resilience; mental health support and having your influenza vaccine amongst many healthy living interventions....

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