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Wendy Nicholson

Wendy is Deputy Chief Nurse and Deputy Head of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Public Health Nursing and Midwifery at Public Health England.

How can public health nurses help deliver the Healthy Child Programme this winter?

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This blog considers the challenges to children’s health this winter, and the ways in which health visitors and school nurses as clinicians and leaders of local services can advise and support families and young people to protect their health as part of the Healthy Child Programme.

Giving every child the best start in life

The modernised Healthy Child Programme will help ensure every child can thrive and achieve - we want all children to be ready to learn at 2, ready for school at 5 and ready for life when they reach adulthood. Find out more about the new resources in this blog.

Restarting public health programmes for school-aged children

Public health programmes are essential in promoting and protecting the health of school-aged children. This blog sets out the principles to consider when supporting the restart of programmes safely and effectively during the COVID-19 pandemic.

No child left behind - a public health informed approach to improving outcomes for vulnerable children

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, local government, health, education and other public services have sought to make sure that vulnerable children are protected. As we look ahead, these children and their families remain central to our public health plans and ambitions.

International Year of the Nurse and Midwife 2020

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared 2020 as the year of the nurse and midwife in honour of the bicentenary of the birth of the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. Find out more about the work done by nurses and midwives, particularly around the best start in life.

Tackling antibiotic resistance - how can schools get involved?

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If you’re a teacher or school nurse, or you work in an educational setting, you have the opportunity to educate young people about one of the biggest health threats we face globally - antimicrobial resistance. Our antibiotics are under threat. …