health

Health promotion

17th March 2022

The aim of this course is to identify and discuss areas where health promotion can be taught and supported in the educational setting or workplace. A variety of topics will be discussed such as healthy eating and body checks. We will explore the resources available and decide how this education can be disseminated in your workplace.

New Public Health Scotland data reveals teenage pregnancy rate reaches record low

14th July 2021

Scotland’s teenage pregnancy rate has reached a record low, new figures have revealed. The number of women under 20 who became pregnant fell for the 12th year in a row, to stand at 3,814 in 2019 – a drop of almost 60% from the 9,362 teen pregnancies recorded in 2007. And for the first time, more than…

Jamie Carragher has called on the government to change the law to make life saving defibrillators mandatory in all schools

9th July 2021

The former Liverpool defender has thrown his support behind a campaign led by Mark King, whose 12-year-old son Oliver died from Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS) in March 2011. Carragher, who grew up in Bootle, has now called on Health Secretary Sajid Javid and Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State for Health and Education, to meet him in Westminster to discuss making defibrillators mandatory…

Charity launches book of stories about school nursing written by nurses

21st June 2021

Community nursing charity The Queen’s Nursing Institute has launched a book of stories on school nursing that have been written by school nurses themselves. The book – titled School Nurse Stories: Health and care for children, young people and families – features 19 different case studies. The QNI said it demonstrated the “vast range” of work…