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

Promoting Healthy Weight In Children, Young People & Families

Cherylynn Wray - Monday, November 26, 2018 -

A resource to support local authorities, NHS commissioners and providers, voluntary and community sector organisations to take action to reduce obesity.

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PHE Prioritisation Framework

Cherylynn Wray - Sunday, September 02, 2018 -

Local authority use of the PHE prioritisation framework to help rank public health programmes.

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PHE Vaccine Update - Weblinks to the Latest School Publications

Cherylynn Wray - Wednesday, August 01, 2018 -
































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NCMP Trends In Children’s Body Mass Index 2006/07-2016/17: Slide Set Presentation

Cherylynn Wray - Thursday, July 26, 2018 -

PHE Risk Factors Intelligence has produced a slide set presentation of trends in children’s body mass index 2006/07-2016/17 using National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) data. It shows that the proportion of children in Year 6 (aged 10-11 years) with severe obesity has reached the highest point since records began and that stark health inequalities continue to widen. It also shows an upward trend of excess weight, obesity and severe obesity in Year 6 children; a downward trend of excess weight, overweight, obesity and severe obesity in Reception age boys; and a downward trend of underweight in Reception age boys and girls, and Year 6 girls.


The PowerPoint slides present key data and information on the trends in child body mass index from the NCMP in clear, easy to understand charts and graphics. They show overall trends in obesity, overweight, excess weight, severe obesity and underweight prevalence over time. The slides can be downloaded and used freely with acknowledgement to Public Health England. The slides are also available to download from the PHE Obesity Intelligence KHub Public Library

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An Introduction To The Public Health Dashboard

Cherylynn Wray - Monday, July 23, 2018 -

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Help People Make Informed Decisions When They Want To Quit Smoking, Says NICE and PHE

Cherylynn Wray - Sunday, May 13, 2018 -

Help people make informed decisions when they want to quit smoking says NICE and PHE.  Read More

NCMP and GDPR Guidance from PHE

Cherylynn Wray - Tuesday, April 10, 2018 -
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Supporting the Public Health Nursing Workforce Employer Guidance

Cherylynn Wray - Saturday, March 10, 2018 -

Guidance for employers of health visitors and school nurses delivering the healthy child programme:  

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Healthy Child Programme 0-19 HV and SN Commissioning

Cherylynn Wray - Saturday, March 10, 2018 -   Read More

PHE School Zone - Healthy Eating Overview

Cherylynn Wray - Tuesday, February 27, 2018 -   Read More

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