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FPH and RCN join forces to improve public health

The UK Faculty of Public Health (FPH) is delighted to announce today (5 January 2016) that the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) will be the lead partner organisation for FPH's annual conference in Brighton.

FPH's annual conference, 'Public health in a cold climate: Melting hearts and minds with evidence', takes place on 14 and 15 June 2016.

The partnership means that the RCN’s expertise in public health nursing will be an integral part of FPH’s conference programme. This will help improve people's health by increasing awareness among public health specialists of the work carried out by nurses and midwives.

FPH’s President, Professor John Ashton, said: "Effective public health practice requires the collaboration of colleagues from across the health and social care professions. That is why I am very pleased that FPH and the RCN are working together to help improve the health of the people we serve."

Helen Donovan, the RCN’s UK Public Health Nursing Adviser, said: "The RCN are delighted to be partners with the Faculty of Public Health annual conference. It provides a fantastic opportunity to discuss and promote the work nurses and midwives are doing across the country to improve the health of the population.

"The conference will showcase the breadth and variety of nursing’s contribution to public health. Nurses and midwives are in a unique position because they are involved in all aspects of health and social care. They are also involved with people at all stages of their life and are widely trusted as being able to give evidence-based and trusted information."



Written: 05/01/2016 , last modified: 27/04/2016