This week Woman's Hour debated whether female nurses, statistically more overweight than the average member of the population, are setting a bad example. Simon Stevens has already implored NHS frontline staff to lead from the front when it comes to shedding the flab. Is he right or is it none of our business? Vote on this week’s NHS Networks poll at www.networks.nhs.uk
The 15 Steps Challenge focuses on seeing care through a patient or carer’s eyes, and exploring their first impressions. Originally developed by the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, the suite of toolkits have been refreshed and updated and a new guide for commissioners added.
A report by a charity examines the disparities in health, financial security, social connections and housing faced by older people and how the negative impacts of these accumulate for those who are worse off.
It highlights how poor education, work opportunities and a lack of social connection can have long-term consequences for physical and mental health. The main report is accompanied by an insight report which outlines the implications of the findings on policy and practice.