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PERIOD POVERTY

PERIOD POVERTY

Period poverty is the term used to describe when women and girls struggle or are unable to afford menstrual products and the impact this has on them.  Period poverty has forced more than a quarter of females to miss work or school. Period poverty is becoming a growing concern in Hull. Why not fill out this brief survey to inform Health Hull and NHS Hull CCG about how we we can address this locally ...
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National Smile Month 2019

National Smile Month 2019

National Smile Month 2019 takes place from 13th May to 13th June 2019 National Smile Month is the largest and longest-running campaign to promote good oral health. Together, with thousands of individuals and organisations, it highlights three key messages, all of which go a long way in helping us develop and maintain a healthy mouth. They are: Brush your teeth last thing at night and on at least one other occasion with a fluoride toothpaste Cut down on how much sugary food and drink you have, and how often you have them. Visit your dentist regularly, as often as they recommend. Ultimately, the aim is to help us achieve good physical and mental wellbeing by improving our oral health. NHS Dental checks are free for all children.  Visit your local NHS ...
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DEMENTIA ACTION WEEK 20-26 MAY 2019

DEMENTIA ACTION WEEK 20-26 MAY 2019

It's Dementia Action Week. Every three minutes someone in the UK develops dementia. Despite many of us knowing someone affected, two-thirds of people living with dementia say they feel isolated and lonely. Do you need support? Contact your local Healthwatch Alzheimer’s Society’s research shows that many people are worried about ‘saying the wrong thing’ to people living with dementia. And despite almost all of us knowing someone affected, two-thirds of people living with dementia report feeling isolated and lonely. That’s why this Dementia Action Week, we’re encouraging everyone to take action by starting a conversation with someone living with dementia they know; whether it’s calling a relative with dementia or visiting a neighbour, it’s time to start talking. We understand that it can be difficult to know what to say. But ...
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Stress and Brexit cited as reasons for leaving nursing, but overall figures on the increase

Stress and Brexit cited as reasons for leaving nursing, but overall figures on the increase

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has published findings from its register, which shows that around 8,000 more nurses, midwives and nursing associates are now registered to work in the UK compared to 12 months ago. This data report explores the numbers of nurses, midwives and nursing associates joining and leaving the register between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019. The data reveals a 126 percent leap in the number of nurses and midwives from outside of the EU registering to work in the UK for the first time – rising from 2,720 last year to 6,157 this year. This follows a number of changes we’ve made to streamline our systems and better support those applicants who meet the required high standards, through the registration process. Figures also show ...
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