Share The Pressure will create a pilot training programme to facilitate shared decision making in the management of high blood pressure between nurses, pharmacists, and patients with hypertension. If you're a nurse or pharmacist who manages and advises patients with hypertension in primary care in England and Ireland, we'd love to hear from you.
2020 is Florence Nightingale's bicentennial year, designated by World Health Organisation (WHO) as the first ever global Year of the Nurse and Midwife. Announced early last year, WHO can have little idea how 2020 would start for the world’s nurses. As COVID-19 sweeps across every continent, a very contagious virus with no cure and little treatment, the skills of nurses are shown to the world as rarely before.
Coronavirus has moved rapidly from China through South East Asia and into Europe, the Middle East and the Americas. Each country has tackled the pandemic in its own but different ways and research studies are being quoted to justify different approaches. However, some of the facts now emerging are pointing to problems that will outlive the virus, which we need to remember.
C3 is pleased to be one of 14 organisations from across Southern England and Northern France aiming to holistically address obesity and unemployment via ASPIRE (Adding to Social capital and individual Potential In disadvantaged REgions). This €10 million Interreg VA Channel project has been awarded more than €7 million by the European Regional Development Fund and runs from September 2019 to February 2023. C3 will be using its innovative mobile tool, CHESS, in 7 sites across England and France.
Although not as nationally renowned as Christmas or Easter, National No Smoking Day (11 March), is a day worth celebrating. C3's intern, a US university student, shares the differences between the smoking and vaping culture in the US and UK. Here in the UK, e-cigarettes seem to be advertised largely as a healthier alternative to smoking and a way to achieve smoking cessation. In the US, however, the story is quite different.