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High impact actions: preventing falls and encouraging exercise

23 July 2010

Nursing Management


This article, the second in a series on the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement’s eight high impact actions, reviews the roles played by nurses and local...

Fit for the challenge

07 December 2010

Nursing Standard

General article

UK nurses joined international colleagues to discuss the profession’s contribution to fighting chronic conditions.

Future questions

29 June 2010

Nursing Standard

General article

The charity C3 Collaborating for Health wants nurses’ views on how health care and nursing roles might evolve.

Health promotion: reconfiguring nurses’ practice to reduce social inequalities

26 February 2024

Nursing Standard

Effective practice

Inequalities in people’s health due to economic or social circumstances remain a persistent challenge in the UK, with people from disadvantaged communities...

Investigating the attitudes of nurses who are obese

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

Aim Aim To investigate the attitudes, motivations and behaviours of, and the uptake of workplace health initiatives by, nurses who are obese. Method Method Nurses...

Managing lifestyle factors in adults with osteoarthritis

15 July 2015

Nursing Standard


Osteoarthritis is a major cause of disability in older people in the UK. The symptoms of joint pain and stiffness can lead to reduced joint function and deformity....

Well-being, physical and mental health: part 1

19 December 2018

Mental Health Practice

body and mind

This article explains how physical health fits into the overall well-being of a person and why people with a mental illness are more likely than the rest of the...

Activities to encourage nurses to learn more about motivational interviewing

15 January 2019

Primary Health Care


Good communication is vital in all health settings. If nurses are to support lifestyle and behaviour change, we need additional ways of communicating. Evidence shows...

Effects of dance on mood and potential of dance as a mental health intervention

26 January 2021

Mental Health Practice


Background Restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in people having to find new ways to exercise. One such way is dance, an activity that can be...

Promoting healthy eating in nurses

23 March 2021

Nursing Management


Across the world obesity rates in the general population have been increasing in recent years, a trend that has also been seen among nurses. Alongside the negative...