hvThe Department of Health has created a new hub aimed at providing tools and models to support the development of the public health contribution of nurses, midwives and allied health professionals.

The website contains:
1.General documents
2.Pregnancy to child aged 5
3.School aged children and young people (age 5 to 19)
4.Working age adults
5.Older adults and dementia

Commenting on the new resources, DH's Director of Nursing Viv Bennett: "As a society we face huge challenges in tackling the health and wellbeing of the population.

"Every nurse, health visitor, midwife and AHP, not just those working in specialist public health roles, can become a health-promoting practitioner. They can use their knowledge and skills to make a personal and professional impact and to improve the health and wellbeing of the public. Every contact counts, from a healthy start right through to the end of life.

"These professional guidance documents, under the overall Framework for Personalised Care and Population, provide nurses, midwives and allied health professions (AHPs) with the evidence to help them have greater and wider input into health promotion at patient, family and community levels. Working in the 6 key areas for action will have a demonstrable impact on the health outcomes of the population."

To access all the resources visit www.gov.uk/government/collections/developing-the-public-health-contribution-of-nurses-and-midwives-tools-and-models