Health professionals portfolio

Addressing non-communicable diseases in Mubende, Uganda

We partnered with the Uganda NCD Alliance and the Uganda Diaspora Health Foundation to launch two small projects in 2015 in Uganda, funded by the Burdett Trust for Nursing.


Additional details about our international projects, including our Uganda workshops, can be found in our nursing diaspora work.

 

Community health workers in Uganda

C3’s Pat Hughes is a member of the project steering group of a THET-funded Community Health Worker (CHW) programme in Uganda, led by Nottingham Trent University and Makerere University, Kampala. The programme will educate and motivate CHWs and their supervisors. Excellent progress is being made – over 300 CHWs have been trained, and the mid-term review has been very positive. C3 hosted a steering-group meeting in June 2016 to discuss evaluation and dissemination.

 

 

First Impressions Count

This two-year project with health professionals is funded by the South London Health Innovation Network. With project lead London South Bank University and partner Younger Lives, we are aiming to raise awareness of personal health and wellbeing in the NHS workforce using a social-marketing campaign.

Read more about First Impressions Count.

 

Healthier Nursing Students intervention

This two-year study funded by the Burdett Trust for Nursing was completed in December 2015. Findings indicated that nurses’ motivation to change their behaviour comes from a view that they should ‘practise what they preach’.

This concept is being taken forward in a new project, the Healthy Weight Initiative for Nurses, led by C3 in collaboration with London South Bank University and the Royal College of Nursing.

 

Healthy Weight Initiative for Nurses (WIN.)

We are leading this two-year project in collaboration with London South Bank University and the Royal College of Nursing. It focuses on registered nurses in England and is providing a unique opportunity to listen and hear what nurses who are obese say about their own self-care and to work with them in delivering interventions they would find most helpful. 

For more information about WIN., including how to join the study, go to Healthy Weight Initiative for Nurses.

 

Improving the health and wellbeing of the NHS workforce

Through an award from the Health Foundation from 2015 to 2016, we looked at the evidence base for workplace health and wellbeing. Our focus was on one of the largest employers in the world: the UK’s National Health Service (NHS).

Completed materials include an infographic illustrating workplace health tips (launching in February 2017 at the Wellbeing Symposium), a set of case studies from the NHS and businesses, a rapid review, and an expert workshop and report on workplace health’s link to productivity.

Read about the award and access the NHS workplace health package.

 

Including non-communicable disease in health-provider guidelines

We have been supporting the Practical Approach to Care Kit (PACK), an initiative of the University of Cape Town. PACK includes a guideline, team-based training, health-systems strengthening, and monitoring and evaluation. It is now being rolled out through South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Mali and Brazil, and we ensured that evidence-based messaging about the non-communicable disease (NCD) risk factors was included.

We were also a partner in ENS4Care, a EU-funded project promoting the use of e-health technology in prevention by nurses and social-care workers. We participated in the guidelines’ launch in December 2015 at the European Parliament, where they were well received.

 

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