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Nurses and smoking

20 Mar 2024
Paige Cowan-Hall
Reducing the risk of chronic respiratory disease  Funded by the Burdett Trust for nursing as part of their nursing respiratory disease grants, C3 Collaborating for health is working with Edinburgh Napier University, and Smoke Free App, one of the leading Apps for supporting people in stopping smoking. The programme aims to reduce the risk of respiratory disease by understanding how many nursing staff smoke, their reasons for smoking and the pressures this creates for them. Using this information we will look at what support can be provided to get them to stop smoking. This will help them to support patients...
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Diabetes and Oral Health

02 Feb 2024
Paige Cowan-Hall
Diabetes and oral health: C3 partnered with the Burdett Trust for Nursing to reduce the prevalence of type 2 Diabetes by engaging and training nurses on the bi-directional relationship between type 2 diabetes and oral health. Exploring barriers and ways to better enable to nurses address type 2 diabetes and poor oral health.   The aim was to:  Increase nurses’ knowledge and awareness of the bi-directional relationship between type 2 diabetes and oral health.  Explore how to enable nurses to enhance their role in addressing oral health.  Create recommendations with nurses to help them integrate oral health into diabetes prevention.  Present recommendations...
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Oral health: a C3 priority

21 Jun 2023
Elisabeth Morgan and Linda Phung
Tooth decay is the most common health condition worldwide according to the Global Burden of Disease 2019 yet oral health is frequently overlooked as an indicator of overall wellbeing. Moreover, oral diseases, such as dental caries and periodontitis, share several risk factors with non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including sugar consumption, tobacco use, and alcohol use. In 2021 the World Health Assembly passed a resolution urging Member States to address the key risk factors oral diseases share with NCDs. The resolution mandates WHO to enhance the capacities of oral health professionals and recommends a shift away from traditional ‘curative’ approaches, towards prevention in family,...
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Winning hearts and minds: smoking and mental health

28 Feb 2023
Paige Cowan-Hall
What is Winning Hearts and Minds: Winning Hearts and Minds is a partnership between C3 and The Burdett Trust to address smoking in mental health units in England. People with mental health conditions are much more likely than others to be smokers. Over 40% of people with a mental health condition smoke, compared to 14%. This puts them at higher risk of heart disease. Winning Hearts and Minds worked with mental health nurses to help them support their patients to stop smoking. Watch this 2-minute video to learn more about Winning Hearts and Minds. Access the toolkit and on-demand learning...
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Partners unite to provide oral health education for nurses and midwives

22 Nov 2022
Paige Cowan-Hall
PARTNERS UNITE TO PROVIDE ORAL HEALTH EDUCATION FOR NURSES AND MIDWIVES In a global first, Colgate has partnered with C3 Collaborating for Health (C3), the Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Federation (CNMF), and the World Continuing Education Alliance (WCEA) to raise awareness about the importance of oral health and elevate the need for oral health education for nurses and midwives in practice. The initiative is part of Colgate’s Bright Smiles, Bright Futures Program and will combine an online survey with the development of an online continuing professional development module on oral health. The initial target countries will be Kenya, South Africa...
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N4HC – Nurses For Healthier Communities

03 Aug 2022
Paige Cowan-Hall
C3 and The Burdett Trust have teamed up for an exciting new project, Nurses for Healthier Communities (N4HC). We believe that the key to healthier communities are happy healthy nurses. That’s why as part of N4HC we have run a series of workshops and classes that support nurses’ mental and physical health and created a toolkit Download the FREE Nurses for Healthier Communities Toolkit – filled with bite-sized facts and resources to help nurses improve their health and wellbeing and support their patients in preventing chronic long-term conditions. To support nurses’ revalidation C3 has produced a template for nurses to record their...
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Nursing You

17 Jun 2022
Paige Cowan-Hall
Designed by nurses, for nurses: NURSING YOU is a free online platform that helps nurses care for themselves so they can keep doing what they do best – caring for others. Created by C3 and Younger Lives, the Nursing You platform evaluates 4 key areas known to ‘drive or drain’ your energy, performance and overall wellbeing. These are physical health, emotional wellbeing and the work & home environment.

Queen’s Nurses engaging communities in Scotland

07 Jan 2022
Christine Hancock
C3 and the Queen's Nursing Institute of Scotland are partnering to bring expert community nurses and C3's team to work with residents of some of Scotland’s most disadvantaged communities. The goals: to help communities improve the healthiness of their environments, and to help the Queen’s Nurses better understand the health challenges faced in Scotland's poorest areas.

Engaging the world’s nurses in addressing chronic disease through oral health

03 Jan 2022
Elisabeth Morgans
Earlier this year the World Health Organization brought into sharp focus the need to address Oral Health - with its links to chronic diseases (non-communicable diseases or NCDs). C3 has convened a global group of nurse experts to discuss the issue of oral health, disease prevention, and the role of nurses.

COVID-19: Supporting nurses’ resilience

20 Dec 2021
David Okoro & Michaela Nuttall
With funding from The Burdett Trust for Nursing, the aim of Supporting nurses’ resilience has been to acknowledge and explore the challenges faced by many ethnic minorities nurses and healthcare assistants (HCAs) living and working in the London boroughs of Brent, Ealing, and Harrow especially during COVID-19. Read our report of findings and workplace recommendations.

Nurses and Carers for Health: Resource Page

22 Sep 2021
Michaela Nuttall
C3 engaged with healthcare workers through surveys and focus groups to identify what resources they would like to learn more about preventing major risks for COVID-19 for themselves and their communities. Here is a digital library we've pulled together in response to those requests.

Nursing Minds: Mental health toolkit

18 May 2021
David Okoro
Free, online tool designed by nurses for nurses through support from the Burdett Trust for Nursing. The toolkit includes information related to mental fitness, mental health and wellbeing, diet and nutrition, alcohol, finance, mindfulness, conflict resolution, relationships and much more. It was designed to be suitable for all nurses regardless of their specialism and where they work.

Nursing minds: A response to the escalating concerns about nurses’ mental health and wellbeing

30 Mar 2021
Tom Sandford
Mental health related sickness absence is the biggest cause of nurses being absent from work because of illness/ill health in England, Scotland and Wales and the second biggest cause in Northern Ireland. Why isn't more being done? C3 interviewed 15 thought leaders for their insights on why more progress hasn't been made and their recommendations for what we should do now.

Webinar Recording: Mental health tips for nurses + their patients

01 Dec 2019
Christine Hancock
It's remarkable that ten years ago we wouldn't have been able to have this important conversation about mental health of nurses and their patients. C3, in collaboration with Pfizer, designed and delivered Opening Doors: Addressing the mental health of nurses and their patients as one webinar in a short series on prevention and management of chronic disease.

Meet Jennie: Health coaching participant

01 Dec 2019
Sarah Clarke
Jennie is a Registered General Nurse and joined NURSING YOU 12 weeks ago. Designed by nurses, for nurses: NURSING YOU is an exclusive (and free!) health & wellbeing app to help nurses care for themselves so they can keep doing what they do best – caring for others.

(Trailer) No Yeah Buts: A film about supporting nurses’ health

22 May 2019
Sarah Clarke
No Yeah Buts: A film about supporting nurses' health is the title of a soon-to-be launched film by nurses for nurses exploring the stress, anxiety and fatigue they experience and the ways in which unhealthy coping mechanisms can be replaced by healthy ones.

Including chronic disease in health-provider guidelines

21 May 2019
Sarah Clarke
C3 has been supporting PACK, an initiative of the University of Cape Town implemented in 4 countries. PACK includes a guideline, team-based training, health-systems strengthening, and monitoring and evaluation.

The Healthy Weight Initiative for Nurses: Final report

26 Feb 2018
Sarah Clarke
The Healthy Weight Initiative for Nurses (WIN.) was a bold, ambitious project tackling a sensitive issue: raising awareness of obesity in the nursing profession and engaging nurses themselves in how to address this. Download the final report and an infographic detailing nurses' access to food at work.

Improving the health and wellbeing of the NHS workforce

21 Jul 2017
Download our report about workplace health and the NHS: a rapid review and areas for exploration; what good health can contribute to productivity; and a workplace health infographic. This work was supported through an award from the Health Foundation.