The World Health Organisation (WHO) has named vaccine hesitancy as one of their top 10 threats to global health for 2019. Last week, the wife of an NRL footballer made national headlines after posting...
The Continence Foundation of Australia is launching its 2019 national health awareness campaign, Laugh Without Leaking to coincide with World Continence Week. It features humour to help the 1 in 4 Australians who today suffer from bladder and bowel leakage,...
Guest post by US nurse Kathryn Norcutt.  During her time as a nurse Kathryn helped people from all walks of life and ages. Now she leads a much less hectic life and devotes most of her free time to...
Nurse Uncut talks to Sandy Eagar RN, manager of the Nurse-Led Refugee Health Program, which kicked off in Sydney one year ago (in October 2012). The NSW Refugee Health Plan identified a need for a specialist health service for refugees...
Angie Gittus, a nurse from Murwillumbah in northern NSW, joined hundreds of other local protestors - or protectors - in a recent bid to stop drilling for coal seam gas in the Northern Rivers. Their Bentley Blockade developed into...
Nursing leaders at South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) have developed the Australian-first Nursewell app to support self-care and wellbeing for nurses and midwives. They recognised the need for a practical, modern, efficient resource to support the professionals...
A $1.3 million mobile simulation centre launched in August will revolutionise the way clinical training is delivered in regional and remote areas of NSW. Named after midwifery legend Sister Alison Bush AO, the education centre on wheels is unique...
It's the last day of summer, which means the autumn flu season looms ahead of us. It was a particularly bad flu season in the US, officially reaching epidemic levels in January. Also in January, several nurses there were...
A special seminar on Environmental Health will be held at the NSWNMA in Waterloo (south Sydney) on Friday 14 March, with international speaker Dr Barbara Sattler and guests Fiona Armstrong and Teresa Lewis discussing fracking, coal seam gas, climate change and their impact on...

Walking at work

Linda Mottram on ABC radio 702 this morning did a segment on jobs that keep you fit. A woman rang in and and said that her daughter, an RN, had worn a pedometer to work out of curiosity and discovered...