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In this section you can catch up on all the latest news from SAPHNA and around the profession.

SAPHNA AGM - Friday 13 October 2017

Cherylynn Wray - Tuesday, October 10, 2017 -

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New Oral Health Elearning Course Launched

Cherylynn Wray - Monday, September 11, 2017 -

Skills for Health and Health Education England have launching a new free Oral Healthcare Elearning course to support anyone interested in learning more about oral health and mouth care. It will be particularly useful for those providing care for others.

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HPV Wise website

Cherylynn Wray - Saturday, September 09, 2017 -

Here is the link to the website that is now up and running for this year’s HPV immunisation programme:

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Evidencing the Return on Investment for 0-19 Public Health Nursing Services

Cherylynn Wray - Monday, July 03, 2017 -

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RSPH Social Media and Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing

Cherylynn Wray - Wednesday, June 28, 2017 -

RSPH and the Young Health Movement have published a new report, #StatusOfMind, examining the positive and negative effects of social media on young people’s health.

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RSPH Calls to Action (June 2017)

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School Nurse Week - 10-14 July 2017

Cherylynn Wray - Wednesday, June 28, 2017 -

Are you getting ready to play your part in school nurse week? Every school nurse, members and their colleagues, need to focus your energies outside of your workplace and talk and demonstrate to other people and organisations what is vital about the service we offer. School nurses frequently lament that ‘no one understands what we do’; so now is your chance to tell them. You need to explain the contribution of the modern school nurse to the health and welfare of children and young people, and why this is achievable within a school environment and beyond. It is not apparent to many of the decision makers that school nurses are trained in particular skills which make them ideal to bridge the gap between education, health and home to deliver improved health outcomes. We need to make other groups and organisations realise that school nurses are integral to the multi-disciplinary team and that you should be employed in numbers that allow for the work to take place. You will want to talk to: teachers, parents, school governors, GPs, social workers, voluntary and not for profit groups, local charities, the STP, Health Board and CCG, A&E staff, local authority lead councillors for health, all local Healthwatch and other scrutiny groups,MPs, church groups, social groups, local radio, local newspapers, etc. In particular, those who make local decisions about health services and those who hold the purse strings. Each day of the week will have a different theme so that you can target who to talk to and explain your role in this particular topic. There will be briefings available on the CPHVA website to help you make your case.

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NICE Guideline 69 - Eating Disorders: Recognition and Treatment

Cherylynn Wray - Monday, May 29, 2017 -

This guideline covers assessment, treatment, monitoring and inpatient care for children, young people and adults with eating disorders. It aims to improve the care people receive by detailing the most effective treatments for anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder and bulimia nervosa.

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Apply For Project Funding For Up To £5000 To Improve Homeless Healthcare

Cherylynn Wray - Monday, May 29, 2017 -

Are you a community nurse who wants to make a positive difference for homeless people in your local area?

Do you want to manage a project to improve health service and access for vulnerable people?

Do you want to develop your leadership skills?

If so, the QNI is offering you the opportunity to apply for up to £5000 to develop a project to improve healthcare for the homeless.  Alongside the funding, you will also be able to attend workshops to support you through the project year to help develop leadership skills.

Applications will be accepted between May and September 2017, for projects to run during 2018.


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Places available for fully funded School Nurses Young Peoples Nutritional Champion Training

Cherylynn Wray - Sunday, April 02, 2017 -

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