Adolescent obesity and related behaviours: trends and inequalities in the WHO European Region, 2002–2014

World Health Organization, May 2017

This report reveals that the number of obese adolescents is continuing to rise in many countries across the WHO European Region. It highlights persisting inequalities in obesity among young people and indicates that ongoing health promotion and disease prevention efforts aimed at reducing childhood obesity are failing to adequately reach these groups.

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Mental health and new models of care: lessons from the vanguards

King’s Fund, May 2017

This report draws on recent research with vanguard sites in England, conducted in partnership with the Royal College of Psychiatrists. It finds that where new models of care have been used to remove the barriers between mental health and other parts of the health system, local professionals saw this as being highly valuable in improving care for patients and service users. It concludes that there remains much to be done to fully embed mental health into integrated care teams, primary care, urgent and emergency care pathways, and in work on population health.

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Age & Dementia Friendly Gymnastics Programme: An Evaluation of the British Gymnastics Foundation Pilot

British Gymnastics Foundation, May 2017

This report evaluates the pilot of a gymnastics chair-based exercise programme developed for older people with dementia.  The pilot found that the programme was shown to have a demonstrable benefit in the physical, emotional and cognitive aspects of older people.

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Revalidation quarterly report: year 1, quarter 4 – January to March 2017

Nursing and Midwifery Council, May 2017

This report comes at the end of the first year of revalidation and it demonstrates that revalidation has been successful, with over 48,000 nurses and midwives renewing their registration over 2016-17. Throughout the final quarter of the year, 93 per cent who were due to revalidate have done so successfully.

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Enabling professionalism in nursing and midwifery practice

Nursing and Midwifery Council, May 2017

This guide is aimed at all nurses and midwives and sets out what professionalism can look like in everyday practice. It demonstrates how applying the values of the code of conduct should be at the centre of all nursing and midwifery practice. For employers, it identifies key principles that will help them to provide practice environments that support and encourage professionalism among nurses and midwives.

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