All Our Health – a call to action
The NHS Health Checks programme was established in 2009 to help reduce major causes of ill health and death within England and as such it is a cornerstone of the prevention strategy. Nurses are central to the delivery and success of NHS Health Checks and it provides a wonderful example of how healthcare professionals can influence and impact on behaviour and outcomes to make a difference to people’s lives. It also provides an inspiration to all other healthcare professionals working in the health system on how they can contribute to achieving the prevention ambitions set out in the Five Year Forward View. To help deliver and support this ambition PHE have developed ‘All Our Health’ for all healthcare professions: a ‘call to action’ to help close the health and wellbeing gap, radically upgrade prevention and create a social movement for health. It has been published as an on-line resource with topics on a wide range of key prevention areas such as obesity, alcohol and smoking etc and there is naturally a topic for NHS Health Checks, which I would encourage you to check out to begin with. Each topic contains a wealth of evidence-based information, metrics and outcomes, links to useful resources and tools and details on appropriate interventions at the individual, community and population level. It is designed to empower and provide healthcare professions with the knowledge and confidence to, for example, have those difficult conversations and make every contact count.
All our Health is aligned with and supportive of other programmes, such as the Five Year Forward View, Right Care, Make Every Contact Count and the new National Nursing, Midwifery and Care Staff Framework, ‘Leading Change, Adding Value’.
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