#WeNurses - Thursday 24th January 2019 8pm (GMT Standard Time) "Fit" to practice

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For Christmas I was given a brilliant little book of facts (2,024 QI Facts To Stop You In Your Tracks) and for most of Christmas Day I stunned (ok – bored) my family with snippets of information and all was going well until I came across this on page 478:

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Wow!

Just wow!

Of course this is just one fact in one book, so being the diligent nurse that I am I went looking for the evidence … and here it is > 1 in 4 nurses in England are overweight and Obesity prevalence among healthcare professionals in England

It’s a pretty shocking figure for a nurse to read.  And, sadly, I have to count myself in that number as I too am overweight, I have spent most of last year and this trying to put that right and have managed to move from obese to overweight  … but nevertheless I remain overweight. So why is that? Here on my reflections on my own weight:

  • It’s really hard to eat right when working shifts, mealtimes are never at the right time and sometimes all you can manage is a quick pit stop
  • Calories don’t count on nightshifts (unfortunately they do)
  • Nursing is exhausting at times and the thought of exercise after a 12 hour shift is just .. well … more exhausting
  • I exercise enough at work answering all those call bells (unfortunately I do not)
  • Cooking a healthy meal after a busy shift is really hard when all you want to do is grab a take-a-way on the way home
  • I see the effects of obesity every day … but that won’t happen to me (unfortunately it could and probably will unlessI can loose the weight)

Perhaps my most revelational (not sure of that’s a real word) reflection though is that all of these are just excuses!! Yes it’s hard, there is no easy solution to being obese but loosing weight is doable for us as nurses.

Being fit to practice is so important that the NMC put it into our Code:

    

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We are bound by our code to maintain a level of health that will not put the people we care for at risk.  As a nurse I need to be physically fit so that I can run to emergencies, keep going at the end of my 12 our shift, kneel down to dress Mrs Jones leg ulcers, attend to people who have fallen on the floor, be a role model to the people I care for and much much more.  Which begs the question of how many of us realise that section 20.9 is there ?? Or do we know it’s there and are we just quietly ignoring it?? I am sure that smarter people than I will be able to ascertain the answer to this…. but I am more concerned with how we can start to make nurses more aware of section 20.9 and how we can support one another and reduce the 1 in 4 nurses being overweight statistic.

Over the past two years I have I gone from being obese to now overweight … I still have a little way to go but essentially I no longer make excuses.  I make time to run 3 times a week and try to walk everyday, I eat well and count my calories – eating right when on shifts is still tough but I am getting there. And I can see the benefits – when I run to an emergency I have enough breath to talk when I get there, when I kneel down to do Mrs Jones dressings I can get up again easily, and when I reach the end of a long day I have energy to spare.

As 2018 draws to a close and 2019 starts I am left thinking about how nursing can help itself and be fit to practice in the year to come.  What can we do to raise awareness of section 20.9? What can we all do to support and encourage each other? What can we do to reduce the collective weight of nursing? What can we do to help nurses to be healthy and happy? What can we do to ensure nurses are fit enough to practice?


For this #WeNurses discussion we will be asking the following questions:

  • What are your thoughts on the 1 in 4 nurses are obese statistic?
  • What are your thoughts on section 20.9 of the NMC code ... what does it mean to you?
  • What can be done on a national level to help nurses to be happier, healthier and fitter?
  • What can be done on an organisational level to help nurses to be happier, healthier and fitter
  • What can individual nurses do to help themselves to be happier, healthier and fitter?
  • What are your final thoughts regarding nursing, obesity and being fit enough to practice? 






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@CharlotteNHSRN
19 February 2019 06:28
I really thought this Tweetchat was thought-provoking, I have since continued to reflect on the discussion and I am actively trying to develop myself into a healthier person both physically and mentally.




 #WeNurses transcript

 
@WeNurses
24 January 2019 20:01
Hello and welcome to #WeNurses How are you all this evening ? We hope you are well ?? Any snow ?? https://t.co/QfmJsI4hPq
@Louise90999815
24 January 2019 20:01
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@jomwlever
24 January 2019 20:01
RT @WeNurses: 1/2 an hour until #WeNurses "Fit" to practice > https://buff.ly/2QtY6Gg See you at 8pm https://t.co/sdNd6dPVYX
@WeNurses
24 January 2019 20:02
Tonight we are discussing being "fit" to practice It is clear that this is something that people feel very strongly about so we ask u tonight to remember that behind every twitter account is a person .. it's ok to disagree but important to disagree constructively #WeNurses https://t.co/ifu2EEOa40
@mynameisAndyJ
24 January 2019 20:02
Looking forward to tonights chat #wenurses Being a facilites lead inc catering this is core to all of us
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:02
Hello Teresa here - very interested in tonights #WeNurses ... as a nurse who is trying hard to rectify being overweight i know it's a real challenge
@WeCYPnurses
24 January 2019 20:02
RT @WeNurses: Hello and welcome to #WeNurses How are you all this evening ? We hope you are well ?? Any snow ?? https://t.co/QfmJsI4hPq
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:02
Well said #WeNurses https://twitter.com/WeNurses/status/1088527366916370434
@WeNurses
24 January 2019 20:03
QUESTION 1 What are your thoughts on the "1 in 4 nurses are obese" statistic? (link to study here > https://buff.ly/2R8GTlP & here > https://buff.ly/2RaMyYT) #WeNurses https://t.co/cBAysm1iLP
@WeNurses
24 January 2019 20:03
@mynameisAndyJ @AgencyNurse hello both :) welcome to this evenings #WeNurses we can see you both have an interest in this evenings topic!
@WeCYPnurses
24 January 2019 20:03
@WeNurses Lovely weather ??Louise in Newcastle for wecyp?? #wenurses https://t.co/qQqUmY6TAE
@organiclemon
24 January 2019 20:03
RT @WeNurses: ******10 MINUTES****** What can we do to ensure we are healthy and fit as nurses? #WeNurses starting at 8pm Read more he…
@drmarionlynch
24 January 2019 20:03
Looking forward to hearing other nurses discuss the issues - from policy to practical tips. #wenurses
@WeNurses
24 January 2019 20:04
@WeCYPnurses Hi :) thanks for sharing tonight's #Wenurses with team @WeCYPnurses up there :)
@WeCYPnurses
24 January 2019 20:04
RT @WeNurses: @mynameisAndyJ @AgencyNurse hello both :) welcome to this evenings #WeNurses we can see you both have an interest in this eve…
@organiclemon
24 January 2019 20:04
@Mpmok @AbdTahrani @ZaherToumi @BrownAdey #WeNurses https://twitter.com/wenurses/status/1088527624677326848
@WeNurses
24 January 2019 20:04
@drmarionlynch us too - thanks for joining #wenurses this eve Marion
@WeCYPnurses
24 January 2019 20:04
RT @WeNurses: @WeCYPnurses Hi :) thanks for sharing tonight's #Wenurses with team @WeCYPnurses up there :)
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:05
@WeNurses it's clearly on a par with the general levels of adult obesity ... but i was a concerned when i first found this statistic ... it's so important that nurses are fit and healthy as its a demanding role and there are so few of us #WeNurses https://t.co/xYpOhqpTPs
@WeLDnurses
24 January 2019 20:05
Interesting #wenurses chat this eve... do join in :) https://twitter.com/WeNurses/status/1088527624677326848
@WeCYPnurses
24 January 2019 20:05
RT @WeLDnurses: Interesting #wenurses chat this eve... do join in :) https://twitter.com/WeNurses/status/1088527624677326848
@organiclemon
24 January 2019 20:06
@WeNurses @drmarionlynch Evening tweeps #WeNurses . Not a nurses but interested in all things #type2diabetes & obesity.
@jo_swidenbank
24 January 2019 20:06
@WeNurses I don’t think it’s helpful. It’s one part of a bigger picture. Stress, sleep deprivation/night shift work, depression...all of these things most likely play a part. And for myself, my weight gain has been the direct result of medication which has saved my life. #wenurses
@WeNurses
24 January 2019 20:06
#WeNurses > https://twitter.com/thisismichaela/status/1088527997219627009
@JillAnneWill
24 January 2019 20:06
@WeNurses #wenurses does this reflect general statistics for wider society?
@WeCYPnurses
24 January 2019 20:06
@WeLDnurses If we look at how many children are obese it is very worrying ??#WeNurses
@LynneBowers2
24 January 2019 20:06
#wenurses Me too! What when how where why and who with we eat is multi factorial https://twitter.com/drmarionlynch/status/1088527817153957888
@WeCYPnurses
24 January 2019 20:06
RT @WeNurses: #WeNurses > https://twitter.com/thisismichaela/status/1088527997219627009
@organiclemon
24 January 2019 20:06
#WeNurses https://twitter.com/abdtahrani/status/1088528366477733890
@WeNurses
24 January 2019 20:07
Thanks for sharing @AgencyNurse Do we agree #wenurses "it's so important that nurses are fit and healthy" ? https://twitter.com/AgencyNurse/status/1088528277839507459
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:07
@JillAnneWill @WeNurses yes Jill according to PHE it's on a par with national #Wenurses
@shona_h
24 January 2019 20:07
all nurses have different roles which require different varients of exersion. if your an a+e nurse you might say you need to be fitter than a practice nurse to carry out your role. #WeNurses
@bad_diabetic
24 January 2019 20:07
@WeNurses #wenurses
@WeNurses
24 January 2019 20:07
#wenurses https://twitter.com/bad_diabetic/status/1088528552813887488
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:07
@jo_swidenbank @WeNurses wow hope you are well now ? sounds like you have had quite a journey ? #WeNurses
@WeCYPnurses
24 January 2019 20:07
RT @WeNurses: Thanks for sharing @AgencyNurse Do we agree #wenurses "it's so important that nurses are fit and healthy" ? https://t.co/nag…
@fiholley
24 January 2019 20:08
@WeNurses #WeNurses I’m lurking tonight, interested party! ??
@thisismichaela
24 January 2019 20:08
@WeNurses I think we need to make sure that the 1 in 4 statistic is not used to blame or point fingers, we have always tried to promote the health of nurses, to care for ourselves as much as we care for patients #wenurses @C3health
@WeDistrictNurse
24 January 2019 20:08
RT @WeNurses: Thanks for sharing @AgencyNurse Do we agree #wenurses "it's so important that nurses are fit and healthy" ? https://t.co/nag…
@WeCYPnurses
24 January 2019 20:08
@WeNurses @AgencyNurse And the chance of type 2 diabetes and heart disease as you get older?? #wenurses
@evelyn_prodger
24 January 2019 20:08
@WeNurses It's not so much simply the statistic but understanding the contributory factors behind them #wenurses
@CraigDavidson85
24 January 2019 20:08
@WeNurses This was something we discussed as part of a debate at uni. Nurses work unsocial hours, often skip breaks and then eat crap junk food on the go. Also shifts totally mess with circadian rhythm. All excuses but possible explanations #WeNurses
@wlvuni_LD
24 January 2019 20:08
RT @WeLDnurses: Interesting #wenurses chat this eve... do join in :) https://twitter.com/WeNurses/status/1088527624677326848
@drmarionlynch
24 January 2019 20:08
RT @WeNurses: #WeNurses > https://twitter.com/thisismichaela/status/1088527997219627009
@jomwlever
24 January 2019 20:08
@WeNurses Evening all, Jo here tweeting from Greater Manchester. I shall not argue the statistics as I too have not maintained a healthy weight and I know many colleagues who find it hard too #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:09
I agree with this .... it should make us sit up and take notice but the key here should be how can we support one another to reduce this ? #WeNurses https://twitter.com/thisismichaela/status/1088528930993303552
@HennaSisko
24 January 2019 20:09
@WeNurses I think it's worth bearing in mind that BMI as a measure of obesity is something of a blunt tool. #WeNurses
@CharlotteNHSRN
24 January 2019 20:09
@WeNurses I mean in comparison to a scale of population obesity? It’s actually not awful, however, based on practice what we preach? It is not good enough! However I think more importantly we need to be asking why does this figure exist in the first place? #Wenurses
@LynneBowers2
24 January 2019 20:09
#wenurses And the role of poverty both absolute and disposable income https://twitter.com/bad_diabetic/status/1088528552813887488
@WeNurses
24 January 2019 20:10
QUESTION 2 What are your thoughts on section 20.9 of the NMC code ... what does it mean to you? #WeNurses https://t.co/hc4qy4ZYC3
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:10
@CharlotteNHSRN @WeNurses we should and then we should very quickly ask ... what can we do about it ? #Wenurses
@WeNurses
24 January 2019 20:10
#WeNurses https://twitter.com/parthaskar/status/1088528912030883844
@CraigDavidson85
24 January 2019 20:10
@WeNurses I am currently overweight and trying to do something about it with the gym and Slimming World as when I qualify and need to give lifestyle advice I want to set a good example. Not sure how seriously patients would take dietary and fitness advice from an overweight nurse #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:10
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 2 What are your thoughts on section 20.9 of the NMC code ... what does it mean to you? #WeNurses https://t.co/hc4q…
@thisismichaela
24 January 2019 20:10
@WeNurses @AgencyNurse @AgencyNurse it is on par with general population, but not with rest of health care professionals who are less likely to be obese. Long shifts, no breaks, access to food, so where to eat food #wenurses @drmarionlynch
@captaintau
24 January 2019 20:10
@WeNurses #wenurses if you’re defining “obese” on the basis of a BMI then it’s almost meaningless. BMI is an awful score system. I’m “obese” but am fitter than most of my colleagues and spend weekends in sport.
@jomwlever
24 January 2019 20:10
@WeNurses Evening all, yes I feel well thank you. It's been good to enjoy tea at home with my family tonight! #WeNurses
@WeCYPnurses
24 January 2019 20:10
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 2 What are your thoughts on section 20.9 of the NMC code ... what does it mean to you? #WeNurses https://t.co/hc4q…
@WeNurses
24 January 2019 20:10
@fiholley @thisismichaela @parthaskar @evelyn_prodger @CraigDavidson85 @jomwlever @C3health welcome and thanks for joining #wenurses everyone :)
@jomwlever
24 January 2019 20:11
RT @WeNurses: Thanks for sharing @AgencyNurse Do we agree #wenurses "it's so important that nurses are fit and healthy" ? https://t.co/nag…
@WeDistrictNurse
24 January 2019 20:11
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 2 What are your thoughts on section 20.9 of the NMC code ... what does it mean to you? #WeNurses https://t.co/hc4q…
@evelyn_prodger
24 January 2019 20:11
@thisismichaela @WeNurses @C3health Really important in high pressured environments where self care is not always valued or promoted e.g. Space to take breaks #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:11
@WeNurses like most of the code it's open to some interpretation ... every nurses role is different but we do put the people we care for at risk if we are not healthy enough to do our role ... we have to recognise this #WeNurses
@WeDistrictNurse
24 January 2019 20:11
Super interesting #wenurses question! https://twitter.com/WeNurses/status/1088529380975013889
@CharlotteNHSRN
24 January 2019 20:11
Absolutely preventable issues! Prevention is the key to a successfully healthy nation! #WeNurses https://twitter.com/agencynurse/status/1088529382011006977
@JillAnneWill
24 January 2019 20:12
@WeNurses @AgencyNurse #wenurses what do we mean by fit? Does this look different for different roles?
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:12
This is really sad to hear ... how can we ensure that when nurses ask for help they get it #WeNurses https://twitter.com/meloncarrier/status/1088529450206146561
@jomwlever
24 January 2019 20:12
#WeNurses, sorry to be way behind in this chat. Device is not loading the tweets on time.
@evelyn_prodger
24 January 2019 20:13
@thisismichaela @WeNurses @C3health @rcn @BurdettTrust WIN work is interesting and resources available helpful as someone who has recently accessed them to help with my new year resolution to get fitter but easier to adhere on days not at work #WeNurses
@captaintau
24 January 2019 20:13
@WeNurses #wenurses also shift work has known health effects including increased risk of diabetes. Anecdotally most shift workers report problems with maintaining a healthy diet. Shifts also get in the way of opportunities to engage in physical activity
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:13
Interesting >>>> #WeNurses We certainly see every year with #NursesActive that despite being a smaller group #AHPsActive beat us every year ! https://twitter.com/thisismichaela/status/1088529449321226241
@XMcVey
24 January 2019 20:13
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 2 What are your thoughts on section 20.9 of the NMC code ... what does it mean to you? #WeNurses https://t.co/hc4q…
@shona_h
24 January 2019 20:13
@WeNurses it does say 'obese' not 'overweight' so i do think as health proffessionals that number is high #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:13
A good point ... and the level of health needed will be different for different roles #WeNurses https://twitter.com/jo_swidenbank/status/1088529448591388679
@WeNurses
24 January 2019 20:14
RT @shona_h: @WeNurses it does say 'obese' not 'overweight' so i do think as health proffessionals that number is high #WeNurses
@captaintau
24 January 2019 20:14
@WeNurses #WeNurses I also wonder what effect on diet and exercise there has been from financial problems (austerity, removal of the student nursery etc)
@JillAnneWill
24 January 2019 20:14
@WeNurses Nursing should be inclusive, there are such a range of roles that might suit adjustments some people need or prefer #wenurses
@evelyn_prodger
24 January 2019 20:14
@CraigDavidson85 @WeNurses Even those in more managerial positions experience a lot of the same issues, long hours, stress and lack of access to healthy food at work #WeNurses
@WeCYPnurses
24 January 2019 20:14
RT @shona_h: @WeNurses it does say 'obese' not 'overweight' so i do think as health proffessionals that number is high #WeNurses
@fiholley
24 January 2019 20:14
@AgencyNurse @WeNurses I agree, but it’s so sensitive that I find a lot of barriers go up and heads go in the sand #wenurses
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:14
All good points and well done Craig #WeNurses https://twitter.com/CraigDavidson85/status/1088529423979237379
@WeNurses
24 January 2019 20:14
#WeNurses https://twitter.com/thisismichaela/status/1088530389625438208
@mynameisAndyJ
24 January 2019 20:15
@meloncarrier @AgencyNurse @WeNurses That is so sad You was not offered help https://twitter.com/meloncarrier/status/1088529450206146561?s=21 #wenurses shows PHE message is not working and GPS not acting
@JillAnneWill
24 January 2019 20:15
@WeNurses #wenurses still need to ensure patient safety as a priority
@WeNurses
24 January 2019 20:15
RT @captaintau: @WeNurses #wenurses if you’re defining “obese” on the basis of a BMI then it’s almost meaningless. BMI is an awful score sy…
@Clairelouwade
24 January 2019 20:15
@WeNurses A lot of people are making arguments against BMI as a tool, however it's hard to deny that there are a lot of visibly obese and overweight nurses and HCSW. It is definitely not the case that most of them are bodybuilders or athletes. #wenurses
@Jo3_NHS
24 January 2019 20:15
There is still much to do for staff health and wellbeing. You could have the best care and treatment but the people who deliver that need to be able to do that while remaining well themselves #WeNurses https://twitter.com/WeNurses/status/1088527624677326848
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:15
Yes they do ! #WeNurses https://twitter.com/fiholley/status/1088530579035959298
@thisismichaela
24 January 2019 20:15
@evelyn_prodger @WeNurses @C3health @rcn @BurdettTrust @evmcelhinney - we are about to develop it further, please do let me know if you would like to help shape it! #wenurses @drmarionlynch
@rachaelmajor1
24 January 2019 20:16
Yes we need a good level of health but who is helping nurses to acheive this. Similar issues to Q.1 long shifts, high levels of stress, etc contribute to poor physical and mental health #wenurses https://twitter.com/WeNurses/status/1088529380975013889
@WeNurses
24 January 2019 20:16
OOHHHH lot's of tweets coming through, thanks for all your contributions. Do remember to add #wenurses to your tweets so everybody on the chat sees them :) Click > #WeNurses < to see all the tweets :) https://t.co/vvQwQrLCqF
@WeNurses
24 January 2019 20:16
All good points #WeNurses https://twitter.com/SMCord1/status/1088530879486611458
@CS_SGCouncil
24 January 2019 20:16
RT @captaintau: @WeNurses #wenurses if you’re defining “obese” on the basis of a BMI then it’s almost meaningless. BMI is an awful score sy…
@evelyn_prodger
24 January 2019 20:16
@thisismichaela @WeNurses @C3health @rcn @BurdettTrust @evmcelhinney @drmarionlynch Would be happy to be involved #WeNurses
@WeNurses
24 January 2019 20:16
#wenurses https://twitter.com/SMCord1/status/1088530879486611458
@mynameisAndyJ
24 January 2019 20:16
The issue of shifts is not always the driver for obesity - you change your eating patterns and as such eat at different times and this is the issue #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:16
RT @WeNurses: OOHHHH lot's of tweets coming through, thanks for all your contributions. Do remember to add #wenurses to your tweets so ever…
@fiholley
24 January 2019 20:16
@AgencyNurse Also access to support not easy for those on shifts or in remote areas #WeNurses
@CharlotteNHSRN
24 January 2019 20:17
@WeNurses I think it’s one of the most justifiable principles of the code! It’s obvious that if we as nurses are not in good health how can we deliver safe care for others? It’s essentially a professional duty for us to be fit & well. Nursing is physically & mentally exhausting #WeNurses
@WeNurses
24 January 2019 20:17
An interesting point .... thoughts ?? #WeNurses https://twitter.com/captaintau/status/1088530479341621248
@clarepricedowd
24 January 2019 20:17
RT @LynneBowers2: #wenurses And the role of poverty both absolute and disposable income https://twitter.com/bad_diabetic/status/1088528552813887488
@Clairelouwade
24 January 2019 20:18
@WeNurses People often try and justify these kind of statistics by criticising BMI, however, a person's cardiovascular system is put under strain with every extra kg even if that kg is muscle. #wenurses #bmi #nmc
@CustoperSmith
24 January 2019 20:18
RT @WeNurses: An interesting point .... thoughts ?? #WeNurses https://twitter.com/captaintau/status/1088530479341621248
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:18
Absolutely agree #WeNurses https://twitter.com/clarepricedowd/status/1088531019588927491
@bad_diabetic
24 January 2019 20:18
@captaintau @WeNurses huge huge problem even without the removal of bursary. i couldn’t afford food a lot in third year so often would be a pizza or ready meal once a day sometimes not even hypo treatment #wenurses
@jomwlever
24 January 2019 20:18
@WeNurses I have mixed feelings about this section of the Code. I am glad it refers to our health and #selfcare implication so we think about it! I am also concerned it could be used as a stick. It's not just for obesity, also for mental well-being , resilience etc #WeNurses
@Jo3_NHS
24 January 2019 20:18
I think this should add "with reasonable adjustments" to be inclusive #WeNurses https://twitter.com/WeNurses/status/1088529380975013889
@mynameisAndyJ
24 January 2019 20:18
RT @WeNurses: An interesting point .... thoughts ?? #WeNurses https://twitter.com/captaintau/status/1088530479341621248
@LynneBowers2
24 January 2019 20:18
#wenurses Yep https://twitter.com/clarepricedowd/status/1088531476281462784
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:19
yes ... although many factors affect our own health the upshot is we do need to be fit to do our job ... it's hard work being a nurse #WeNurses https://twitter.com/EllzSummary/status/1088531032201142278
@mynameisAndyJ
24 January 2019 20:19
RT @captaintau: @WeNurses #WeNurses I also wonder what effect on diet and exercise there has been from financial problems (austerity, remov…
@CharlotteNHSRN
24 January 2019 20:19
I can prove I am in that statistic, when I began my training as a StN I weighed 59kg I now as a NQN weigh 74kg! It’s probably a combination of shiftwork, stress and comfort, the emotional rollercoaster we face daily and the taste of cakes. #Wenurses https://twitter.com/drmarionlynch/status/1088531031135866881
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:19
This is surely something we need to address ... what can / is being done ? #WeNurses https://twitter.com/fiholley/status/1088531126325518338
@WeNurses
24 January 2019 20:20
QUESTION 3 What can be done on a national level to help nurses to be happier, healthier and fitter? #WeNurses https://t.co/hROgda5VZe
@WeNurses
24 January 2019 20:20
@Jo3_NHS And what might they be @Jo3_NHS ? #WeNurses Thanks for sharing your views this eve
@evelyn_prodger
24 January 2019 20:20
@captaintau @mynameisAndyJ @WeNurses For some people absolutely when we have staff accessing food banks to survive #WeNurses
@shona_h
24 January 2019 20:20
@WeNurses 20.9 doesnt say anything about weight. its about level of health. for me it means being fit enough to carry out my role, doing a good job and maintaining patient saftey #WeNurses
@bad_diabetic
24 January 2019 20:20
@WeNurses @AgencyNurse well i wouldn’t qualify as a nurse then ?? don’t think anyone would class me as healthy to point i’m on complex needs register for local ambulance service. i can still do my job #wenurses
@CharlotteNHSRN
24 January 2019 20:20
RT @captaintau: @WeNurses #WeNurses I also wonder what effect on diet and exercise there has been from financial problems (austerity, remov…
@fiholley
24 January 2019 20:20
I was weighed at interview for training many years ago, was rejected as overweight, felt embarrassed at the time ?? #WeNurses
@CraigDavidson85
24 January 2019 20:20
@WeNurses Research shows obese nurses can struggle to perform CPR etc as they tire easier. I think it depends on the role the nurse is performing. Technically a failure to maintain the health required to perform your role makes you unfit to practice but this seems extreme #WeNurses
@mynameisAndyJ
24 January 2019 20:20
@captaintau @WeNurses #Wenurses Well Said Peter https://twitter.com/captaintau/status/1088530479341621248 Austerity is driving obesity so are supermarkets - when you can buy 6 doughnuts for £1 but 4 apples cost £1.50
@WeNurses
24 January 2019 20:21
@CharlotteNHSRN thanks for sharing #wenurses
@WeCYPnurses
24 January 2019 20:21
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 3 What can be done on a national level to help nurses to be happier, healthier and fitter? #WeNurses https://t.co/…
@jomwlever
24 January 2019 20:21
@mynameisAndyJ @WeNurses Yes, After over 20 years of shift work, I'm feeling it! We get used to eating at different times day and night, knowing we eat on our meal break, hungry or not. Not always easy to make healthy choices #WeNurses
@thisismichaela
24 January 2019 20:21
@AgencyNurse many trusts provide wellbeing initatives, however not at times when nurses can attend... #wenurses
@WeDistrictNurse
24 January 2019 20:21
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 3 What can be done on a national level to help nurses to be happier, healthier and fitter? #WeNurses https://t.co/…
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:21
Since writing the blog post this #WeNurses is based on I have had quite a few people challenge me about linking the code with our own health and obesity ... but I do wonder if we ignore this part of the code is it ok to ignore other bits ?
@jo_swidenbank
24 January 2019 20:21
@CharlotteNHSRN @WeNurses But what about for those living with health conditions which mean our ‘health’ is not always in our control? #wenurses
@WeGPNs
24 January 2019 20:21
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 3 What can be done on a national level to help nurses to be happier, healthier and fitter? #WeNurses https://t.co/…
@KellyTattersall
24 January 2019 20:21
@SMCord1 @WeNurses @AgencyNurse In #Oldham our leisure trust @OCLactive works closely with NHS professionals for themselves and for patients. But would still like to work even closer to get the information & support to the staff directly ?? #WeNurses
@XMcVey
24 January 2019 20:21
@AgencyNurse I see lots of trusts offering exercise classes etc but all within office hours or just outside of that. Most people working long days unlikely to be given time away clinically to attend #WeNurses
@XMcVey
24 January 2019 20:21
RT @thisismichaela: @AgencyNurse many trusts provide wellbeing initatives, however not at times when nurses can attend... #wenurses
@jomwlever
24 January 2019 20:21
RT @captaintau: @WeNurses #wenurses if you’re defining “obese” on the basis of a BMI then it’s almost meaningless. BMI is an awful score sy…
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:21
@fiholley oh wow ! I was weighed too ... however weighed much less then ... 3 children later ..... #WeNurses
@fiholley
24 January 2019 20:22
@AgencyNurse #WeNurses sometimes best support comes from peers, although SM and remote access invaluable ??
@paulerudolph
24 January 2019 20:22
RT @hill_karenhill3: Trace @DHFTWellbeing @WeNurses #WeNurses https://twitter.com/wenurses/status/1088491125529366528
@sandramortonRN
24 January 2019 20:22
@WeNurses As Irish nurses face 6 days of all our strike action, we need your support #wenurses
@WeCYPnurses
24 January 2019 20:22
@WeNurses Lots of different opportunities like parkruns walking in the country side and health trainers for weight loss at the GP surgery. Exercise on prescription is also available ?? #wenurses
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:22
This is not good ... something that definitely needs to change ... #WeNurses https://twitter.com/XMcVey/status/1088532248096313344
@evelyn_prodger
24 January 2019 20:22
@jomwlever @WeNurses I agree, it should be about support and wellbeing as well as patient safety #wenurses
@meloncarrier
24 January 2019 20:22
@CraigDavidson85 @WeNurses Do you have a link for this paper? #wenurses
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:22
RT @thisismichaela: @AgencyNurse many trusts provide wellbeing initatives, however not at times when nurses can attend... #wenurses
@sprod_karen
24 January 2019 20:23
@WeNurses I'm an obese Student Nurse, working to shift excess fat. I want to be fitter and healthier for myself, but also as a Nurse. This is a second career, and I want to be able to work in Nursing as long as I can #WeNurses
@captaintau
24 January 2019 20:23
@WeNurses #wenurses At the risk of over simplification and pandering to cliché... more pay, better shift patterns, more support and more staff to promote mental health which feeds into physical health. Also less use of reliance-substances such as tobacco and alcohol for stress relief.
@bad_diabetic
24 January 2019 20:23
@WeNurses hot food that is in an accessible place all the time. 20 minute break for first break when canteen is across the hospital won’t work #wenurses
@fiholley
24 January 2019 20:23
@AgencyNurse Is it denial? #WeNurses
@WeNurses
24 January 2019 20:23
When was this @fiholley ? #wenurses And well done for all the #NHS1000miles we see you doing and all the weight you have lost too!!! https://twitter.com/fiholley/status/1088532025307484160
@WendyJNicholson
24 January 2019 20:23
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 3 What can be done on a national level to help nurses to be happier, healthier and fitter? #WeNurses https://t.co/…
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:24
@CraigDavidson85 @WeNurses oh wow i have not seen this research ... would be interesting to see it. I know that i find nursing much easier since loosing weight .. i can run to emergencies to start with ! #WeNurses
@CharlotteNHSRN
24 January 2019 20:24
@WeNurses I honestly think the principal of NHS staff getting discounts on healthy food e.g fruit & veg even like 10% should be a government incentive by the DofH. I mean, I absolutely LOVE @dominos but 50% for NHS workers! Is highly unavoidable to someone like me! #NoWillPower #WeNurses
@WeCYPnurses
24 January 2019 20:24
@WeNurses https://www.newcastlecan.com #WeNurses
@jomwlever
24 January 2019 20:24
@WeNurses There's a CQUIN for health & wellbeing. Advice for how Organisations can support workplace health including nutrition @howardcartledge @kennygibsonnhs https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/staff-health-wellbeing-cquin-2017-19-implementation-support.pdf NHS staff health & wellbeing: CQUIN 2017-19 ... - NHS England #WeNurses
@KellyTattersall
24 January 2019 20:24
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 3 What can be done on a national level to help nurses to be happier, healthier and fitter? #WeNurses https://t.co/…
@mynameisAndyJ
24 January 2019 20:25
@bad_diabetic @WeNurses #Wenurses https://twitter.com/bad_diabetic/status/1088532701198594048 I will raise that I do know many who now offer pre ordering of meals or deliverys or both
@Jo3_NHS
24 January 2019 20:25
@WeNurses Thinking of some situations that may require physical intervention especially in mental health nursing. It may not be reasonable for a nurse with shortness of breath to participate at the same level as others without that condition #WeNurses
@WeNurses
24 January 2019 20:25
Interesting, are their other parts of the @nmcnews code that might been seen as "a bit extreme"? #wenurses https://twitter.com/CraigDavidson85/status/1088532026838433793
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:25
@fiholley I don't know ... i have had some very "challenging" tweets about it... but the fact of the matter is that the code is not optional ... so we need to support nurses to be healthy enough to do their role #WeNurses
@puncabigail53
24 January 2019 20:25
@WeNurses It’s not too bad compared to the general population, but it also not surprising that this is the case: long hours, unhealthy meals and all of the paperwork where you are stuck at a computer for hours! #wenurses
@WeNurses
24 January 2019 20:25
RT @thisismichaela: @AgencyNurse many trusts provide wellbeing initatives, however not at times when nurses can attend... #wenurses
@fiholley
24 January 2019 20:25
Highly recommend @parkrunUK I started almost 2 years ago, am at my fittest and have done 75 Parkrun’s ?? #WeNurses https://twitter.com/wecypnurses/status/1088532502988423171
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:26
Good grief ! #WeNurses https://twitter.com/mynameisAndyJ/status/1088532083088257024
@WeCYPnurses
24 January 2019 20:26
RT @fiholley: Highly recommend @parkrunUK I started almost 2 years ago, am at my fittest and have done 75 Parkrun’s ?? #WeNurses https://t.c…
@evelyn_prodger
24 January 2019 20:26
@WeCYPnurses @WeNurses Not all organisations do, perhaps the primary role of Occupational Health teams should be the promotion of good health rather than the management of ill health #WeNurses
@WendyJNicholson
24 January 2019 20:26
@AgencyNurse And do they consider community staff ? #wenurses
@CharlotteNHSRN
24 January 2019 20:26
@jo_swidenbank @WeNurses Completely agree, we should therefore be supported holistically to work with that condition or health concern. The same way in which we would support our patients to live/work with one. #wenurses
@WeNurses
24 January 2019 20:27
Interesting point.... If you ignore this part of the @nmcnews code, what other parts are ignorable? #wenurses https://twitter.com/AgencyNurse/status/1088532206295965696
@MysteryBooth
24 January 2019 20:27
@WeNurses One for you @ed_rlh ! On a local level RLH takes it seriously, nice to know someone cares about out well being! #wenurses
@fiholley
24 January 2019 20:27
@WeNurses In the last millennium!! ?????? 1984 ?? #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:27
@jomwlever @mynameisAndyJ @WeNurses i agree Jo - being on shift are my toughest times ... i eat at all the wrong times, often just grab food, i don't exercise on those days .. its not good #WeNurses
@sprod_karen
24 January 2019 20:27
@WeNurses Money does come in to it. Think of the number of nurses using food banks. Eating healthy food can be costly. If you're worrying about paying your rent it's unlikely there will be spare cash for gym membership #WeNurses
@WeCYPnurses
24 January 2019 20:27
RT @WeNurses: Interesting point.... If you ignore this part of the @nmcnews code, what other parts are ignorable? #wenurses https://t.co/VX…
@mynameisAndyJ
24 January 2019 20:27
@jomwlever @WeNurses @howardcartledge @kennygibsonnhs #Wenurses https://twitter.com/jomwlever/status/1088533034738089984 CQUIn 1B has made huge differences for the better - But the focis as to not move from the offer to prevention and assiting with ie diet Classes, Zumbi clases etc for staff and local community -
@Clairelouwade
24 January 2019 20:27
@evelyn_prodger @WeCYPnurses @WeNurses It's easy to get a referral from OH when there's a problem to fix. Why can't we have access to some kind of fitness or mobility session as a preventive measure #wenurses
@WeNurses
24 January 2019 20:27
An interesting point ... thoughts ? #WeNurses https://twitter.com/aimielmorgan/status/1088533634682941440
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:28
@WendyJNicholson yes indeed ! How do we support them ?? #WeNurses
@evelyn_prodger
24 January 2019 20:28
@CraigDavidson85 @WeNurses While I can see the issue here and don't disagree a nurse with a 40 a day cigarette habit might tire just as easily but this is less visible. Obesity is only one aspect of health and we need to take care not to overlook health in its fullest terms #Wenurses
@jo_swidenbank
24 January 2019 20:28
@CharlotteNHSRN @WeNurses I wholeheartedly agree. And to confess, I have recently given up smoking. Baby steps! #wenurses
@JoeBayleaf
24 January 2019 20:28
@meloncarrier @CraigDavidson85 @WeNurses https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/7/12/e018498 I found this that mentions it, but it didn’t look into the actual effectiveness of CPR in obese nurses. I suspect there is some work out there but don’t have the time to dig too far #WeNurses
@nutritionlizA
24 January 2019 20:28
@WeNurses @CraigDavidson85 Question 3 Why are you not realising that most nurses are too tired and perhaps too poor to eat healthily? #wenurses
@fiholley
24 January 2019 20:28
@AgencyNurse I’ve seen them, the content of some could be the subject of another tweet chat on respect & professionalism!! #WeNurses
@mr_gunsmoke
24 January 2019 20:28
RT @AgencyNurse: This is surely something we need to address ... what can / is being done ? #WeNurses https://twitter.com/fiholley/status/1088531126325518338
@puncabigail53
24 January 2019 20:29
@WeNurses Mixed feelings about this one: I understand the self care side of it but also, some things cannot be helped and although nurses help others they are not immune to poor health! #wenurses
@CharlotteNHSRN
24 January 2019 20:29
@WeNurses this tweet chat is currently stopping me from eating my tea ?? ? so perhaps more tweet chats is the answer? ????#WeNurses
@jomwlever
24 January 2019 20:29
@WeNurses @howardcartledge @kennygibsonnhs I would like to see nutritional info on hospital canteen food, calories per portion as a minimum. Reducing cupcake culture and discouraging chocolate box gifts (chocolate was main diet when I worked on the wards) might make a difference for some #WeNurses
@NRCUK
24 January 2019 20:29
@jo_swidenbank @CharlotteNHSRN @WeNurses Hmmm #wenurses -I don't think there is a but clause in the @nmcnews code for a reason. Whilst your health might not be your doing you are either fit enough to practice or not, and not means patients are at risk, the code is there to protect patients.
@MysteryBooth
24 January 2019 20:29
@WeNurses Is that not just in line with the national statistic...?! #wenurses
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:29
@aimielmorgan @WeNurses really fascinating points ... the code is full of what could be considered vague statements .. if we ignore this can we ignore some of the other bits too ?? #WeNurses
@jomwlever
24 January 2019 20:29
RT @WeNurses: When was this @fiholley ? #wenurses And well done for all the #NHS1000miles we see you doing and all the weight you have lo…
@mynameisAndyJ
24 January 2019 20:29
@Clairelouwade @bad_diabetic @WeNurses #wenurses subsidised meals went over 35yrs ago now. CQUIN as meant great changes and I see this all the time - chips is still demanded by customers it will take time to change the generation demands
@WeNurses
24 January 2019 20:29
#wenurses https://twitter.com/thisismichaela/status/1088534168194166786
@CharlotteNHSRN
24 January 2019 20:29
RT @NRCUK: @jo_swidenbank @CharlotteNHSRN @WeNurses Hmmm #wenurses -I don't think there is a but clause in the @nmcnews code for a reason.…
@captaintau
24 January 2019 20:29
#wenurses I’ve just realised autocorrect changed “bursary” to “nursery.” Sorry. But thankfully I think everyone knew what was meant.
@WeNurses
24 January 2019 20:30
QUESTION 4 What can be done on an organisational level to help nurses to be happier, healthier and fitter? #WeNurses https://t.co/h1b1PfY2bZ
@drmarionlynch
24 January 2019 20:30
@WeNurses #WeNurses Is there something about it being more okay in society to be a nurse who is obese than an other health profession? We are the largest health profession in both ways. I wonder if it is about the nurture identity?
@CharlotteNHSRN
24 January 2019 20:30
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 4 What can be done on an organisational level to help nurses to be happier, healthier and fitter? #WeNurses https…
@samanthaclare
24 January 2019 20:30
@AgencyNurse @fiholley What is “healthy enough” and how does that support nurses with existing conditions that may prevent them from being “healthy enough” - there are adjustments to be made. #wenurses
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:30
@fiholley I am currently constructing another blog about disagreeing kindly ... but choosing my words ! #WeNurses
@clarepricedowd
24 January 2019 20:30
@WeNurses We can do more to support each other generally. Strong links with stress, anxiety & disordered eating, too much & too little food #WeNurses
@XMcVey
24 January 2019 20:30
@WeNurses I think it’s important to recognise that health isn’t just about if you’re overweight or not. There are lots of other things that impact if we are healthy enough to do our job e.g our own mental well-being, being physically unwell, smoking drinking etc #WeNurses
@WeNurses
24 January 2019 20:30
Is it that black and white? Thanks for your #wenurses thoughts @NRCUK https://twitter.com/NRCUK/status/1088534232698417154
@jomwlever
24 January 2019 20:30
Good point #WeNurses https://twitter.com/thisismichaela/status/1088532173550960640
@mynameisAndyJ
24 January 2019 20:30
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 4 What can be done on an organisational level to help nurses to be happier, healthier and fitter? #WeNurses https…
@evelyn_prodger
24 January 2019 20:30
RT @AgencyNurse: Since writing the blog post this #WeNurses is based on I have had quite a few people challenge me about linking the code w…
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:30
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 4 What can be done on an organisational level to help nurses to be happier, healthier and fitter? #WeNurses https…
@CraigDavidson85
24 January 2019 20:31
@WeNurses Having canteens that are open at all times serving healthy foods. Reduced gym memberships, discounts on healthy foods. Better mental health access and support as stress and depression can lead to overeating. Better shift patterns to allow body to get into a routine #WeNurses
@WeNurses
24 January 2019 20:31
@captaintau good spot Peter :) #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:31
@samanthaclare @fiholley but if the nurse is not healthy enough to do their role then surely they put patients at risk ? yes some nurses need adjustments ... but think that though closely tied we mustn't loose sight of the fact that we do need to be healthy #WeNurses
@WeCYPnurses
24 January 2019 20:32
RT @WeNurses: Is it that black and white? Thanks for your #wenurses thoughts @NRCUK https://twitter.com/NRCUK/status/1088534232698417154
@evelyn_prodger
24 January 2019 20:32
@thisismichaela @AgencyNurse And as always it is about health in its fullest terms not just obesity but ignoring it is not an option #WeNurses
@clarepricedowd
24 January 2019 20:32
RT @AgencyNurse: Good grief ! #WeNurses https://twitter.com/mynameisAndyJ/status/1088532083088257024
@jomwlever
24 January 2019 20:32
@WeNurses Q4. Organisations could proactively support staff to improve their health. 1st target of Health & Wellbeing CQUIN #WeNurses https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/staff-health-wellbeing-cquin-2017-19-implementation-support.pdf NHS staff health & wellbeing: CQUIN 2017-19 ... - NHS England
@DrMGhisoni
24 January 2019 20:32
@XMcVey @WeNurses I agree and dare we bring up the #resilience word? I really think this is about self compasson and caring nurses may just not have enough compassion left for themselves at the end of a busy shift? #wenurses
@NRCUK
24 January 2019 20:33
#wenurses https://twitter.com/jo_swidenbank/status/1088534964717735936
@captaintau
24 January 2019 20:33
@WeNurses #wenurses again, better shift patterns and more staffing where possible. Also promoting access to water and 24 hour access to healthy food
@XMcVey
24 January 2019 20:33
@thisismichaela @WeNurses Completely agree, I work in an environment where we always take breaks, can drink when we want to. Meet lots of nurses through trust wide preceptorship who skip breaks, leave late, don’t drink anything on shift etc #WeNurses
@Rachaels2709
24 January 2019 20:33
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 3 What can be done on a national level to help nurses to be happier, healthier and fitter? #WeNurses https://t.co/…
@clarepricedowd
24 January 2019 20:33
RT @WeNurses: #wenurses https://twitter.com/thisismichaela/status/1088534168194166786
@thisismichaela
24 January 2019 20:33
@drmarionlynch @WeNurses it may well be, though I think we put ourselves at the bottom of the list to care for.. #wenurses
@WeCYPnurses
24 January 2019 20:33
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 4 What can be done on an organisational level to help nurses to be happier, healthier and fitter? #WeNurses https…
@mynameisAndyJ
24 January 2019 20:33
@CraigDavidson85 @WeNurses #Wenurses I agree with you on gyms etc, sadly on retsurants being open 24hrs I am a caterer and sadly its not that we dont want to its a case of not the demand and it canot be subsidied - That said we have to find solutions togther and I see many good ones - I have created a few!
@ed_rlh
24 January 2019 20:33
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 4 What can be done on an organisational level to help nurses to be happier, healthier and fitter? #WeNurses https…
@WendyJNicholson
24 January 2019 20:33
RT @AgencyNurse: @WendyJNicholson yes indeed ! How do we support them ?? #WeNurses
@evelyn_prodger
24 January 2019 20:33
@Clairelouwade @WeCYPnurses @WeNurses And what about Community Based Services, different logistics in terms of geography and access to space, food etc at bases #WeNurses
@fiholley
24 January 2019 20:34
@samanthaclare @AgencyNurse Have to ensure reasonable adjustments but majority of nurses don’t have pre-existing or long term conditions which would prevent change #WeNurses
@NRCUK
24 January 2019 20:34
@jo_swidenbank @CharlotteNHSRN @WeNurses @nmcnews sounds very diligent, hope you had lots of support and that you are well again soon #wenurses
@JillAnneWill
24 January 2019 20:34
@AgencyNurse @samanthaclare @fiholley Is it long term health that is meant here? What about those days where we show up despite feeling unwell? #WeNurses
@samanthaclare
24 January 2019 20:34
@AgencyNurse @fiholley So how does this support the nurse who has a disability but can nurse to the best of their ability? I get that healthy is different to disability but can be off putting to prospective students. #wenurses
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:34
@aimielmorgan @WeNurses i think that probably means you are human .... but i do think we do need to ask ourselves those difficult questions from time to time #WeNurses
@CharlotteNHSRN
24 January 2019 20:34
@WeNurses I’m glad you mentioned it! I think that ALL (NHS staff) should have access to either free or cheap exercise classes or gym facilities within their hospital sites or local communities. Not sure how this could work in IND sector ???!? Any ideas? Discount memberships???#WeNurses
@MHnurseabby
24 January 2019 20:34
@WeNurses #wenurses this is more of a general statement, but I struggle with the concept that I've seen reports (mo… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1088535613555572737
@XMcVey
24 January 2019 20:34
@DrMGhisoni @WeNurses I think that’s a really good point. We expend all our energy looking after other people and it’s easy to neglect self when feeling burnt out. I’ve definitely left compassion for myself at work when I’ve had a hard few days #WeNurses
@DrMGhisoni
24 January 2019 20:35
@WeNurses TIME is the most important gift here that we can give each other to be more healthier and happier. Stop rushing around and start reflecting more with each other so you can tell managers what you need? #wenurses
@puncabigail53
24 January 2019 20:35
@WeNurses Breaks being a minimum of half an hour long so that they don’t have to shovel down snacks in fifteen minutes, filtered water on wards, gym discount for nhs staff, discount of fruit and veg etc. There is loads of things that can be done! #wenurses
@AdvCare_goodS
24 January 2019 20:35
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 4 What can be done on an organisational level to help nurses to be happier, healthier and fitter? #WeNurses https…
@MysteryBooth
24 January 2019 20:35
@WeNurses There we go @ed_rlh - your time to shine! 1. Take pride in your staff 2. Show them off to the world 3. Foster an environment to achieve 4. Promote and champion good practice - we take pride in a pat on the back! #wenurses
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:35
@JillAnneWill @samanthaclare @fiholley I guess it's open to interpretation .... if we come into work with the flu are we safe to do our job ?? #WeNurses
@JillAnneWill
24 January 2019 20:35
@DrMGhisoni @XMcVey @WeNurses Absolutely, from my experience it can be easily misunderstood though. #WeNurses
@mynameisAndyJ
24 January 2019 20:35
A off the wall one - Would cooking course for staff help as well? #wenurses Fall in Love with food again and know what you cook is healthy
@LynneBowers2
24 January 2019 20:35
#wenurses yes other things other people take priority https://twitter.com/thisismichaela/status/1088535256251228161
@thisismichaela
24 January 2019 20:36
@AgencyNurse Maslow H of needs... if we cant achieve the basics of food, water and rest how will ever fulfil our potential #wenurses @drmarionlynch
@jomwlever
24 January 2019 20:36
@WeNurses Q4. Today my colleague & twitter newbie @jopen29 arranged for colleagues from Occupational Health visit our dept to talk to staff about services they provide - many we were previously unaware of as staff who are still well in work! We really appreciated it ???? #WeNurses @WeAHPs
@NRCUK
24 January 2019 20:36
@samanthaclare @AgencyNurse @fiholley surely a disabled nurse can be fit to practice if their disability doesn't affect their ability to practice? It is all about risk, if the patient is it risk it isn't acceptable to expose them to that risk, is it? #wenurses
@evelyn_prodger
24 January 2019 20:36
@WeNurses There needs to be an organisational culture of self care, taking breaks, promoting well being backed up by access to services to support this e.g. Occupational Health but individuals need to take responsibility too #WeNurses
@WeCYPnurses
24 January 2019 20:36
RT @mynameisAndyJ: A off the wall one - Would cooking course for staff help as well? #wenurses Fall in Love with food again and know what y…
@sprod_karen
24 January 2019 20:36
@SMCord1 @WeNurses @AgencyNurse Definitely set an example, but it depends on who you are talking to. One person told me they not take health advice from me because I am fat (she was not). And an obese person say she would not take advice from a thin person! #WeNurses
@CharlotteNHSRN
24 January 2019 20:36
@WeNurses Work places could hold annual or quarterly running/walking/active events for people to get involved in and train for with like volunteer support coaching/training or somthing? #wenurses
@drmarionlynch
24 January 2019 20:37
@WeNurses #WeNurses something that goes down very badly so far is to make cake special again - is stop the cake for the sake of it culture. The replacement fruit rotted and the cake returned.
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:37
@samanthaclare @fiholley My thoughts are that they would be in a role that with (or without) adjustments they could do ... wouldn't they ?? would any nurse be in a role that meant they put the people they care for at risk ? #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:37
Yes a really good point #WeNurses https://twitter.com/WendyJNicholson/status/1088535571285360640
@shona_h
24 January 2019 20:37
@WeNurses healthier options in the canteen and vending machines and making healther options cheaper. being able to grab a glass of water when you need a drink. i get so dehydrated. #wenurses
@jomwlever
24 January 2019 20:38
Definitely! How many nurses have kidney problems because they have not been able to keep hydrated on shifts? #WeNurses https://twitter.com/thisismichaela/status/1088534168194166786
@bernie_hughes
24 January 2019 20:38
@WeNurses The survey is 1 in 4 nurses are obese - this is BMI of 30 and above. Whether you agree re BMI scale or not - that means 1 in 4 of us are unhealthy and health promotion is central to the role #wenurses
@evelyn_prodger
24 January 2019 20:38
@captaintau @WeNurses We do also have to address the overall staffing issues to support this #WeNurses
@bad_diabetic
24 January 2019 20:38
@mynameisAndyJ @Clairelouwade @WeNurses what i would love is things like proper stew and mash cause i need the carbs to keep glucose levels steady and i’ve found the carb laden food really unhealthy but the healthy food has no carbs #wenurses
@WendyJNicholson
24 January 2019 20:38
@AgencyNurse #WeNurses especially the rural teams
@DrMGhisoni
24 January 2019 20:38
@CharlotteNHSRN @WeNurses this could be difficult for people working shifts with busy family lives? #wenurses
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:38
So what can be done ?? #WeNurses https://twitter.com/puncabigail53/status/1088533301332230144
@clarepricedowd
24 January 2019 20:39
RT @LynneBowers2: #wenurses yes other things other people take priority https://twitter.com/thisismichaela/status/1088535256251228161
@HeatherBain9
24 January 2019 20:39
RT @WeDistrictNurse: Super interesting #wenurses question! https://twitter.com/WeNurses/status/1088529380975013889
@WeCYPnurses
24 January 2019 20:39
@mynameisAndyJ https://www.newcastlecan.com are working with the open university which offers advice about health and lifestyle #wenurses
@CharlotteNHSRN
24 January 2019 20:39
@WeNurses staff should get discount on healthy food options within their workplace! Discouraging full English breakfast and pizza and chips at full rate! The NHS could essentially start their own version of slimming world for NHS workers! I mean we employ dieticians! ????#WeNurses
@NRCUK
24 January 2019 20:39
@Clairelouwade @jo_swidenbank @CharlotteNHSRN @WeNurses @nmcnews confident that it is unlikely that they would be removed based on obesity, that's not the way @nmcnews record FTP cases , it would be based on their practice .... but you could ask, they are a friendly and informative lot :) #WeNurses
@WeNurses
24 January 2019 20:40
QUESTION 5 What can individual nurses do to help themselves to be happier, healthier and fitter? #WeNurses https://t.co/zsKzT57t2Z
@McCandlish
24 January 2019 20:40
I think we have to be careful to assume fat=unfit to practice. Also a lot of focus on weight - what about nurses mental health ? Hugely neglected area of nursing is support for the emotional labour. MH use clinical supervision which other fields lack. #wenurses
@thisismichaela
24 January 2019 20:40
@bernie_hughes @WeNurses we found that about 1/3 of nurses who are obese had their weight mentioned by a patient #wenurses and 1/3 found their weight stopped them from talking to patients about weight
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:40
@WendyJNicholson I think it's about what we do not where we do it .... for example we can share healthy easy take to work recipes between nurses no matter what the setting ... or we can support eachother to walk for 10 mins a day regardless of where we are #WeNurses
@shona_h
24 January 2019 20:40
@WeNurses more pay, this enables nurses to be happier. this also helps with regards to being able to afford better quality food and helps with paying for gym membership. #wenurses
@WeCYPnurses
24 January 2019 20:40
RT @AgencyNurse: So what can be done ?? #WeNurses https://twitter.com/puncabigail53/status/1088533301332230144
@NRCUK
24 January 2019 20:40
Good point #wenurses Do any other regulators have a similar code to follow? https://twitter.com/jo_swidenbank/status/1088536101202153474
@briancarrickna1
24 January 2019 20:40
RT @sandramortonRN: @WeNurses As Irish nurses face 6 days of all our strike action, we need your support #wenurses
@WeCYPnurses
24 January 2019 20:40
@AgencyNurse https://www.open.edu/openlearn/health-sports-psychology/health/public-health/newcastle-can?LKCAMPAIGN=NewcastleCan&MEDIA=OL #wenurses
@WeNurses
24 January 2019 20:41
RT @NRCUK: Good point #wenurses Do any other regulators have a similar code to follow? https://twitter.com/jo_swidenbank/status/1088536101202153474
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:41
Lets hope that obesity will reduce to the point that we won't need to do this #WeNurses https://twitter.com/Clairelouwade/status/1088536849633685504
@captaintau
24 January 2019 20:41
@WeNurses Challenge poor culture such as disallowing access to hydration. #wenurses
@evelyn_prodger
24 January 2019 20:41
@AgencyNurse How do we compare to medical and AHP colleagues, is there learning we can take from other professionals and if there is how do we ensure this gets fed into template and workforce planning #WeNurses
@jo_swidenbank
24 January 2019 20:41
@WeNurses For me, it has been self care. Good sleep hygiene, bringing fruit for snacks and buying a water bottle which reminds me how much I should be drinking! I’ve also started using a CBT app to help manage stress #wenurses https://t.co/OMfkYGafg8
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:42
@aimielmorgan @WeNurses mmm well i guess that comes back to my earlier point ... what other parts of the code is it ok for us to ignore ? #WeNurses
@samanthaclare
24 January 2019 20:42
@NRCUK @AgencyNurse @fiholley Any nurse (disabled or otherwise) would agree with that. It’s just that this part of the code could be seen as a barrier to someone that would really like to practice - it’s possibly not inclusive. (I admit I’m not a nurse, but I am a deaf NHS librarian!) #wenurses
@puncabigail53
24 January 2019 20:42
@WeNurses We all know how to be healthy and fit: exercising, healthy eating etc. but it’s just having no time or energy to do so? This is common with the entire population, nurses are no different! #wenurses
@thisismichaela
24 January 2019 20:42
@WeNurses Q5- take control, put themselves first, we are important, going to have to work much longer than we originally planned... we are important #wenurses @drmarionlynch @bernie_hughes
@WeNurses
24 January 2019 20:42
#wenurses https://twitter.com/rnld1410/status/1088536981724897280
@captaintau
24 January 2019 20:42
@WeNurses #wenurses something that was put to me a year ago: sleep and hydration are often seen as luxuries when actually they’re essential.
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:42
I think you have hit the nail on the head there Jill ... how do we support nurses ? #WeNurses https://twitter.com/JillAnneWill/status/1088537265888993280
@jomwlever
24 January 2019 20:42
@thisismichaela It's a shame it was a reactive decision, but better late than never! #WeNurses
@clarepricedowd
24 January 2019 20:43
@WeNurses #WeNurses sometimes we need to just be less hard on ourselves.
@DrMGhisoni
24 January 2019 20:43
We recently got a cookery book author in to show students how to eat healthy on a budget. Staff enjoyed it too! #wenurses https://twitter.com/AgencyNurse/status/1088537036490002435
@MissCherBear
24 January 2019 20:43
Please give @bricemorgan_ a huge nursing community wave ???????????????? #wenurses @WeNurses @WeMHNurses @WessexWard
@NRCUK
24 January 2019 20:43
@jo_swidenbank @CharlotteNHSRN @WeNurses @nmcnews sorry to hear that, hope things do improve for you :) #wenurses
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:43
Does anyone have any evidence or research here ? #WeNurses https://twitter.com/evelyn_prodger/status/1088537360722210817
@captaintau
24 January 2019 20:43
@WeNurses #wenurses oh, and do Jujitsu!
@meloncarrier
24 January 2019 20:43
@AgencyNurse After Brexit when we have no food maybe #wenurses #whoopsiepolitical
@HeatherBain9
24 January 2019 20:43
#wenurses you can eat healthily on a budget, but agree when tired you are likely to grab something quick and easy and not think of nutritional value https://twitter.com/nutritionliza/status/1088534048543330304
@EllzSummary
24 January 2019 20:43
@thisismichaela @WeNurses Oops #WeNurses #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:43
RT @DrMGhisoni: We recently got a cookery book author in to show students how to eat healthy on a budget. Staff enjoyed it too! #wenurses h…
@thisismichaela
24 January 2019 20:43
@jomwlever it certainly wasnt because they cared about the nurses #wenurses
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:43
@DrMGhisoni How wonderful is that ! What a fab idea #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:44
@aimielmorgan @WeNurses ;D #Wenurses
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:44
@meloncarrier eek ! #WeNurses
@CharlotteNHSRN
24 January 2019 20:44
@WeNurses Nurses probably need to start prioritising their own health needs, as if they were their own patients! Advocate for your own healthy eating and exercise. Stop finding excuses and find motivation and solutions! #Wenurses
@evelyn_prodger
24 January 2019 20:44
@captaintau @WeNurses So true, Drs now have Guardians to make sure hours are not exceeded, perhaps nurses need the same? #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:45
Love this tweet ... totally agree #WeNurses https://twitter.com/CharlotteNHSRN/status/1088538052543369216
@nutritionlizA
24 January 2019 20:45
@HeatherBain9 Completely agree but it does take more effort. We should be concerned but not for reasons cited #WeNurses
@DrMGhisoni
24 January 2019 20:45
@jo_swidenbank @WeNurses good idea, thinking about and planning next day meals also help us to stop snacking and eat better food ? #wenurses
@alimully
24 January 2019 20:45
@CharlotteNHSRN @WeNurses Our local gym does offer reduced price membership for nhs staff - many do they just don't advertise it #WeNurses
@drmarionlynch
24 January 2019 20:45
@WeNurses #WeNurses We need motivation. As someone who is motivated in every part of my life except this one - it’s not easy. A goal and putting the energy spent on looking after others into getting there.
@NRCUK
24 January 2019 20:45
@samanthaclare @AgencyNurse @fiholley i think there is very often a good argument for inclusivity, risk is not one one of them. You could argue that support should be in place, but at the same time a job criteria is just that, can't expect any employer to help you to help yourself to get a job, can you? #wenurses
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:46
Yes .. cooking YouTube Channel for nurses .... we need cheap, healthy, easy food that we can eat on the go #WeNurses https://twitter.com/mynameisAndyJ/status/1088535854426083328
@WendyJNicholson
24 January 2019 20:46
@AgencyNurse Would be great - I think community teams often struggle to come together and think about walking #WeNurses some had difficultly driving & walking yesterday #snow #ice
@NRCUK
24 January 2019 20:46
@samanthaclare @AgencyNurse @fiholley also not a nurse, but a huge fan of them and NHS ethos :) #wenurses
@mynameisAndyJ
24 January 2019 20:46
RT @AgencyNurse: Yes .. cooking YouTube Channel for nurses .... we need cheap, healthy, easy food that we can eat on the go #WeNurses https…
@JillAnneWill
24 January 2019 20:46
@AgencyNurse We have so many roles available to us in nursing to sit our priorities including our health. #wenurses
@NurseEiri
24 January 2019 20:46
@WeNurses Sorry for joining late. Sounds like a good discussion. Sometimes weight problems are linked with emotional / mental health issues. Nurses need emotional support too rather than being made to feel bad about their circumstance #WeNurses
@alimully
24 January 2019 20:46
@WeNurses Managers need to lead by example, be seen to be taking breaks, making healthy choices #WeNurses
@Jo3_NHS
24 January 2019 20:46
Take time to teach, learn, reflect, top up you batteries, adopt healthy eating habits, de-stress, stay active, etc. Easier said than done I know ?? #WeNurses https://twitter.com/WeNurses/status/1088536919816982529
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:46
@WendyJNicholson oh goodness - hope you mananged to stay on two feet ? #WeNurses
@meloncarrier
24 January 2019 20:47
@AgencyNurse Or cheap healthy easy food we can eat at work at our protected mealtime #wenurses
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:47
sooooooo behind !! #WeNurses
@WeNurses
24 January 2019 20:47
Interesting, thanks for sharing :) Would you do this? #WeNurses https://twitter.com/rnld1410/status/1088538176661213184
@JillAnneWill
24 January 2019 20:47
@CharlotteNHSRN @WeNurses Yes! What advice would you give a friend or person you care for? #wenurses
@CharlotteNHSRN
24 January 2019 20:47
RT @AgencyNurse: Yes .. cooking YouTube Channel for nurses .... we need cheap, healthy, easy food that we can eat on the go #WeNurses https…
@WeNurses
24 January 2019 20:47
#wenurses https://twitter.com/rnld1410/status/1088538176661213184
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:47
yes i think that this should be a national objective .... protected breaks for nurses #WeNurses https://twitter.com/meloncarrier/status/1088538711103627264
@WeCYPnurses
24 January 2019 20:48
RT @WeNurses: Interesting, thanks for sharing :) Would you do this? #WeNurses https://twitter.com/rnld1410/status/1088538176661213184
@sprod_karen
24 January 2019 20:48
@WeNurses Water coolers so you can grab a quick drink as you go past. Being dehydrated impacts bodily functions, concentration. Or water bottles allowed at nurses' stations. If you don't happen to be near the break room, less likely to go and get a drink #WeNurses
@CharlotteNHSRN
24 January 2019 20:48
RT @WeNurses: Interesting, thanks for sharing :) Would you do this? #WeNurses https://twitter.com/rnld1410/status/1088538176661213184
@evelyn_prodger
24 January 2019 20:48
@WeCYPnurses @puncabigail53 @WeNurses Not always easy when you have worked 50 plus hours in 5 days because of escalation status during a week when you are doing 7 days on call as part of a 12 day stretch because that is what the organisation has set as a model #WeNurses
@CharlotteNHSRN
24 January 2019 20:48
RT @JillAnneWill: @CharlotteNHSRN @WeNurses Yes! What advice would you give a friend or person you care for? #wenurses
@WeNurses
24 January 2019 20:48
#wenurses https://twitter.com/shona_h/status/1088538930180485127
@jomwlever
24 January 2019 20:48
@WeNurses Q5. There might be a thread, I cannot answer in one tweet and I have experienced feeling healthier. Nurses can try and accept #selfcare and #selfcompassion matter and it's ok to care for our self as well as others. Tweeting helps. There's a great support network here #WeNurses
@NELFTLetsEngage
24 January 2019 20:49
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 5 What can individual nurses do to help themselves to be happier, healthier and fitter? #WeNurses https://t.co/zsK…
@WendyJNicholson
24 January 2019 20:49
@AgencyNurse I was fine apart from Alf playing in the snow at 5am - @elea_emma has a team who take on the weather challenges regularly #wenurses
@jomwlever
24 January 2019 20:49
@WeNurses Q5 cont.... Doing 5 ways to mental well-being https://www.mind.org.uk/workplace/mental-health-at-work/taking-care-of-yourself/five-ways-to-wellbeing/ Five ways to wellbeing | Mind, the mental health charity - help for ... #WeNurses
@WeNurses
24 January 2019 20:50
QUESTION 6 What are your final thoughts regarding nursing, obesity and being fit enough to practice? #WeNurses https://t.co/UyFdeRslmU
@NurseEiri
24 January 2019 20:50
@XMcVey @AgencyNurse Some lower intensity exercise can be a good way to start. I use a yoga app. Good for body and mind #WeNurses
@JillAnneWill
24 January 2019 20:50
#WeNurses in two of my exercise classes @rgusport this week I’ve exercised with student @RGUNandM @MidwivesRGU start by having the discussion early on and joining in. Encouraging colleagues are brill @WhKatrina @MTABIBRGU
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:50
Things that have worked for me: Use social media - peer support really helps Put exercise in your diary Plan your meals Be kind to yourself - it's ok to have that choc cake from time to time Buy a thermos ... great for porridge, and soups for work #WeNurses https://twitter.com/WeNurses/status/1088536919816982529
@WeCYPnurses
24 January 2019 20:50
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 6 What are your final thoughts regarding nursing, obesity and being fit enough to practice? #WeNurses https://t.c…
@JillAnneWill
24 January 2019 20:51
@sprod_karen @WeNurses Why is this not allowed in some places? #WeNurses
@DrMGhisoni
24 January 2019 20:51
@AgencyNurse He is on twitter as @keithonfood and travels the world promoting healthy eating #wenurses
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:51
I agree ... ensuring nurses are properly hydrated is a big part of this #WeNurses https://twitter.com/sprod_karen/status/1088539025382739968
@WeCYPnurses
24 January 2019 20:51
@WeNurses We also need to look at the mental health of nurses and the effects of stress on weight gain?? #wenurses
@NRCUK
24 January 2019 20:51
@shona_h @WeNurses It is interesting, many of us hit a certain age where we realise that it is up to us, but many never realise, NHS is a victim of its own success, public think it can fix anything and everything #wenurses I was inspired by tweeting HCPs into action #weActiveChallenge https://t.co/6dmLjPPOz8
@XMcVey
24 January 2019 20:51
@WeNurses I think it’s important to recognise that obesity is an issue and yes we need to address this but being fit enough to practice isn’t just about this #WeNurses
@XMcVey
24 January 2019 20:51
RT @WeCYPnurses: @WeNurses We also need to look at the mental health of nurses and the effects of stress on weight gain?? #wenurses
@meloncarrier
24 January 2019 20:52
@WeNurses It’s a multi factorial problem that needs a varied approach. Proper help not just ‘eat less move more’ when someone reaches out for help. Protected breaktimes, self care has to be made accessible and *easy* for us otherwise it’s dropped as a priority. #wenurses
@jomwlever
24 January 2019 20:52
@WeNurses Q5. Join active challenges like #NHS1000miles #weactivechallenge Also, find out what services your employer provides for staff health and wellbeing. Sign up for #AllOurHealth Learn about #workplacehealth #WeNurses
@samanthaclare
24 January 2019 20:53
@NRCUK @AgencyNurse @fiholley I actually think you can expect that if the criteria is devised in such a way as to (usually unintentionally if thoughtlessly) exclude people when there are adaptations available. #wenurses
@XMcVey
24 January 2019 20:53
@WeNurses I also think looking at stress and burnout amongst clinicians, ensuring we offer support for mental well-being is fundamental. These are likely contributing factors for some people being overweight and will impact our ability to practice #wenurses
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:53
I think that this is an important topic... but i think that it's also a complex topic.... we shouldn't ignore it .. we should all work together to look after US #WeNurses #PreciousResource https://twitter.com/WeNurses/status/1088539436395233280
@evelyn_prodger
24 January 2019 20:53
@WeNurses It is a multifaceted issue and solutions will be different for every individual nurse whatever their health issue, including obesity, resources to support change need to be easily available and accessible and nurses need to support each other #WeNurses
@jo_swidenbank
24 January 2019 20:53
@WeNurses I think it’s important to see it as one part of a much bigger picture, and to treat everyone, obese or not, with consideration, compassion and respect. All human beings are entitled to this, and it is a tenant central to all nursing practice. #wenurses
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:53
Another interesting point #WeNurses https://twitter.com/lelyPUNC/status/1088540108054282241
@Clairelouwade
24 January 2019 20:53
@WeNurses Our hospital trust has produced "walking maps" to show people routes they could do to increase their activity #wenurses
@NRCUK
24 January 2019 20:53
@WeNurses couch to 5 k - RUN!!!! just follow #NHS1000miles to see all the nurses that have busy roles and still find the time. Time is an investment, you simply must find it to either exercise more or eat better, or both :) #wenurses
@McCandlish
24 January 2019 20:54
@WeNurses Again, firstly being obese doesn’t automatically make you not fit to practice. Being healthy is about more than weight. ??????? #wenurses
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:54
Nicely said ... this is just part of a whole host of things #WeNurses https://twitter.com/XMcVey/status/1088539893184294921
@WeDistrictNurse
24 January 2019 20:54
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 6 What are your final thoughts regarding nursing, obesity and being fit enough to practice? #WeNurses https://t.c…
@WendyJNicholson
24 January 2019 20:54
@AgencyNurse @jomwlever @mynameisAndyJ @WeNurses Not restricted to shifts - we often don't take a break or then I about wellbeing during work #wenurses
@evelyn_prodger
24 January 2019 20:54
@meloncarrier @WeCYPnurses @puncabigail53 @WeNurses A bad week, bad luck on the rota but the reality for list of senior nurses/managers who are nurses #WeNurses
@samanthaclare
24 January 2019 20:54
@NRCUK @AgencyNurse @fiholley Nobody would ever want to put patients at risk but I know deaf nurses/doctors and I’m sure there are others with disabilities - the job criteria may actually exclude because it’s written from an able perspective. #wenurses.
@DrMGhisoni
24 January 2019 20:54
@AgencyNurse Q5 what works for me - my 5 a day! #wenurses #resilientme Rest well Reflect often Replenish your body Respire well Relax often
@sprod_karen
24 January 2019 20:55
@shona_h @WeNurses I didn't wake up one morning four stones overweight. I was exercising loads but eating rubbish. Health Check showed I had worryingly high cholesterol. No other risk factors per se. It scared me into taking action. Joined @NoomCoach in October, and it's working #WeNurses
@Clairelouwade
24 January 2019 20:55
@WeNurses What health boards shouldn't do is remove sugar-free drinks from vending machines citing "health reasons" and replace them with carbonated fruit juice drinks containing lots of sugar/calories. This is not evidence-based #wenurses
@meloncarrier
24 January 2019 20:55
@NRCUK @WeNurses I do run. I do eat well. Still fat #wenurses
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:55
I do this too :D #WeNurses Helps me to unwind after a busy shift too https://twitter.com/WeCYPnurses/status/1088540608938020864
@WeCYPnurses
24 January 2019 20:55
RT @AgencyNurse: I do this too :D #WeNurses Helps me to unwind after a busy shift too https://twitter.com/WeCYPnurses/status/1088540608938020864
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:55
Nice :D #WeNurses https://twitter.com/DrMGhisoni/status/1088540687237300224
@puncabigail53
24 January 2019 20:56
@WeNurses Nurses are not immune to poor health and obesity! In an ideal world nurses would practice what they preach, although this isn’t the case we should try and take steps towards good health wherever possible! #wenurses
@JackieSmith_nmc
24 January 2019 20:56
@AgencyNurse Great advice #WeNurses
@evelyn_prodger
24 January 2019 20:56
@thisismichaela @WeNurses Completely agree #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:56
Wow sounds like a great idea... sometimes it's the small things >> #WeNurses https://twitter.com/Clairelouwade/status/1088540400447557632
@jomwlever
24 January 2019 20:56
@WeNurses I think as nurses we need to know we are fit to practice in the role we do and supported if we are not for whatever reason. Obesity cannot be to blame for everything! I think employers need to prioritise a healthy working environment to help keep the workforce healthy #WeNurses
@Papajoe1407
24 January 2019 20:57
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 6 What are your final thoughts regarding nursing, obesity and being fit enough to practice? #WeNurses https://t.c…
@thisismichaela
24 January 2019 20:57
@drmarionlynch We are planning on bringing in health coaching.. #wenurses
@NRCUK
24 January 2019 20:57
@meloncarrier @WeNurses some adjustments needed in one or both then maybe :) running makes me starving, still easy to eat the wrong thing despite exercising :) hope you enjoy the mental benefits too. #wenurses
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:57
@sprod_karen @shona_h @WeNurses @NoomCoach wow Karen - well done ... what a positive thing to do #WeNurses
@drmarionlynch
24 January 2019 20:57
@thisismichaela @WeNurses @HumanStoryOx @C3health @WeNurses #WeNurses a trigger film to help raise the issues & talk about why we eat what we eat when we know we should not. Habits are set early, swiftly eating those chocolates no one else will, whether a Hero or a Celebration, that quick fix, fixes emotional labour of nursing
@WeNurses
24 January 2019 20:58
Soooooooo .... what will you do as a result of this evenings #WeNurses tweetchat ?? https://t.co/THEz5WZxln
@HennaSisko
24 January 2019 20:58
@meloncarrier @NRCUK @WeNurses I run, I eat well, my cholesterol is low, my BP is normal, but my BMI is in the red. #WeNurses
@evelyn_prodger
24 January 2019 20:58
RT @AgencyNurse: Another interesting point #WeNurses https://twitter.com/lelyPUNC/status/1088540108054282241
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:58
@JackieSmith_nmc :D #WeNurses
@drmarionlynch
24 January 2019 20:58
RT @drmarionlynch: @thisismichaela @WeNurses @HumanStoryOx @C3health @WeNurses #WeNurses a trigger film to help raise the issues & talk abo…
@NRCUK
24 January 2019 20:58
@thisismichaela @drmarionlynch this does seem a bit odd to me, as rule a nurse should kind of know how the body works, shouldn't they? #wenurses
@thisismichaela
24 January 2019 20:58
Am so excited this is happening! #wenurses https://twitter.com/drmarionlynch/status/1088541434960138241
@MandyHollis3
24 January 2019 20:59
Agree, it's an important and complex issue which needs a holistic approach. #WeNurses https://twitter.com/WeCYPnurses/status/1088539807972818944
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 20:59
Love some of these PHE infographics .... #WeNurses https://t.co/zKYhO06vGr
@thisismichaela
24 January 2019 20:59
@WeNurses Will carry on promoting nurses health! #wenurses
@evelyn_prodger
24 January 2019 21:00
@WeNurses Continue to use the WIN resources #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 21:00
Me too :) #WeNurses https://twitter.com/thisismichaela/status/1088541934895943681
@NRCUK
24 January 2019 21:00
@HennaSisko @meloncarrier @WeNurses mine too, but then BMI doesn't take into account the fact that my legs weigh more than the rest of me given that they have converted most of my 4 lost stone to muscle, BMI as we know is not ideal, they say measure, don't weigh :) #wenurses
@jomwlever
24 January 2019 21:00
#WeNurses @WeAHPs @COSMakin @simonjf63 @ruth_despard @NorthMcrCO_NHS @AliAhamed01 @cribbinghorse ???? https://twitter.com/jopen29/status/1088540005264510982
@Clairelouwade
24 January 2019 21:00
@drmarionlynch @WeNurses We once had a fruit hamper delivered as a gift from medical students. Some of the fruit was eaten, but I think most of the nurses were more concerned with who would get to keep the empty hamper basket #wenurses
@WendyJNicholson
24 January 2019 21:00
@WeNurses Have I gate crashed again #WeNurses ??
@DrMGhisoni
24 January 2019 21:00
@WeNurses Thanks for the idea of walking maps I might do one of these for lunchtime walks #wenurses
@Jo3_NHS
24 January 2019 21:00
I agree with looking at the wider context. Emotional wellbeing is among top reasons for sickness absence. If people are not where they want to be emotionally I don't see how they would be able to prioritise staying healthy in general. Many other things could be going on #WeNurses https://twitter.com/WeNurses/status/1088539436395233280
@HumanStoryOx
24 January 2019 21:00
RT @drmarionlynch: @thisismichaela @WeNurses @HumanStoryOx @C3health @WeNurses #WeNurses a trigger film to help raise the issues & talk abo…
@WeNurses
24 January 2019 21:01
That's a wrap for #WeNurses for this week Thank you all very much for your tweets https://t.co/yHOHlyxwSl
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 21:01
@WendyJNicholson @WeNurses hehehe you are the best gate crasher and always welcome ;D #WeNurses
@rnld1410
24 January 2019 21:01
@WeNurses I think we are too busy caring for others and preoccupied with meeting everyone else’s needs we neglect our.we need better shift patterns,breaks,money.maybe then we can focus more on ourselves.ultimately a happier healthier fitter nurse reduces risk to self and patient #wenurses
@evelyn_prodger
24 January 2019 21:01
#WeNurses https://twitter.com/londonbariatric/status/1088366849430114305
@WeNurses
24 January 2019 21:02
Join #WeNurses NEXT WEEK: What can we all do to help nurses to return to practice? #WeNurses with @NHS_HealthEdEng Pre chat read here > https://buff.ly/2srnOl2
@NRCUK
24 January 2019 21:02
@meloncarrier @HennaSisko @WeNurses but you do seem anti or aghast at most things :) Did you look at #NHS1000miles before commenting? #wenurses
@clarepricedowd
24 January 2019 21:02
RT @AgencyNurse: Love this tweet ... totally agree #WeNurses https://twitter.com/CharlotteNHSRN/status/1088538052543369216
@mountgirl77
24 January 2019 21:03
@WeNurses A positive work life balance,we need to take times for breaks in work and have time away from the workplace #WeNurses
@WendyJNicholson
24 January 2019 21:03
@AgencyNurse @WeNurses I will get a reputation soon! #wenurses on another note tho I do try walking meetings - some of the best ideas have been hatched via a brisk walk !
@rnld1410
24 January 2019 21:03
@WeNurses Put the biscuits away ?? #wenurses
@WeNurses
24 January 2019 21:04
If you want to reflect on this evenings #WeNurses as part of your participatory CPD then give MyWe a go > http://www.wecommunities.org/MyWe https://t.co/EjzhKC26MI
@CharlotteNHSRN
24 January 2019 21:04
@WeNurses I’m going to make a personal pledge to myself to be actively more healthy and regardless of how busy I get priorities regular exercise. This in turn, will hopefully help inspire others to know they can do the same! #WeNurses
@DrMGhisoni
24 January 2019 21:04
Thanks for the chat #wenurses sleep well!
@drmarionlynch
24 January 2019 21:04
This film brings the words of nurses gathered at RCN Congress to the silver screen (well your screen) & uses drama to help us out of this crisis @TVWLA The arts are a way of making us see things in new light. Holding a mirror up to issues we try to avoid . @WeNurses #WeNurses https://twitter.com/humanstoryox/status/1088541946505760779
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 21:05
Final thoughts We need to take care of ourselves, we need to make it a priority, we need to stop making excuses and we can do it if we support each other and start to realise that nurses health matters too #WeNurses
@fiholley
24 January 2019 21:05
@WeNurses Thank you #WeNurses ??
@SherwoodZs
24 January 2019 21:05
RT @AgencyNurse: Love some of these PHE infographics .... #WeNurses https://t.co/zKYhO06vGr
@DrMGhisoni
24 January 2019 21:05
RT @WeNurses: If you want to reflect on this evenings #WeNurses as part of your participatory CPD then give MyWe a go > https://t.co/b6q85j…
@jomwlever
24 January 2019 21:05
RT @WeNurses: If you want to reflect on this evenings #WeNurses as part of your participatory CPD then give MyWe a go > https://t.co/b6q85j…
@WendyJNicholson
24 January 2019 21:06
@JackieSmith_nmc @AgencyNurse @WeNurses We have a park opposite our London office - I am often seen wandering around & talking to myself or joined by others including @Greenwoodpj #wenurses
@NRCUK
24 January 2019 21:06
@Jo3_NHS I've looked into sickness and exit interviews in a couple of trusts, oddly they are not monitored very effectively, so there is no causation and prevention support in place, despite the pressures on maintaining a full workforce, mind boggles #Wenurses
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 21:06
@nickhellohi @WeNurses I don;t think that anyone would say that obese nurses are any less caring or compassionate ... but it can be a very physical role and we have to make sure we are healthy enough for the role we do #WeNurses
@jomwlever
24 January 2019 21:06
@WeNurses Thanks for a brilliant chat on a topic that matters to us all #wenurses ??????
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 21:06
RT @WendyJNicholson: @AgencyNurse @WeNurses I will get a reputation soon! #wenurses on another note tho I do try walking meetings - some of…
@WeCYPnurses
24 January 2019 21:07
RT @WeNurses: If you want to reflect on this evenings #WeNurses as part of your participatory CPD then give MyWe a go > https://t.co/b6q85j…
@NurseEiri
24 January 2019 21:07
RT @AgencyNurse: Me too :) #WeNurses https://twitter.com/thisismichaela/status/1088541934895943681
@JackieSmith_nmc
24 January 2019 21:07
Love it. Cut the excuses. @AgencyNurse #WeNurses https://twitter.com/agencynurse/status/1088543230243811331
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 21:07
@WendyJNicholson @WeNurses Walking meetings are fab ... think that you are right the movement of walking can inspire #WeNurses
@WendyJNicholson
24 January 2019 21:07
@JackieSmith_nmc @AgencyNurse @WeNurses @Greenwoodpj No you get the best answers ! #wenurses @WeNurses ??
@NurseEiri
24 January 2019 21:08
RT @WeCYPnurses: @WeNurses We also need to look at the mental health of nurses and the effects of stress on weight gain?? #wenurses
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 21:08
@jomwlever @WeNurses Thanks for taking part Jo ... you are such a fab role model for #AllOurHealth #WeNurses
@WeNurses
24 January 2019 21:09
yes, yes, yes :) Do check out the amazing #NHS1000miles group, super supportive bunch :) here's info about ithttp://wecommunities.org/blogs/3443 #wenurses https://twitter.com/CharlotteNHSRN/status/1088542984231178240
@NurseEiri
24 January 2019 21:09
@WeNurses Looking for an exercise I both enjoy and can do ?? #WeNurses
@WendyJNicholson
24 January 2019 21:09
@AgencyNurse @WeNurses Activity body and flexible mind @WeNurses #wenurses
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 21:10
@CharlotteNHSRN @WeNurses love this ! I went for a 5k run following a late shift recently ..... i have to say it really helped me de-stress and i slept better ! #WeNurses
@WendyJNicholson
24 January 2019 21:10
@JackieSmith_nmc @AgencyNurse @WeNurses @Greenwoodpj Did I say that out loud! ??@WeNurses #wenurses
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 21:11
@WendyJNicholson @WeNurses yes indeed #WeNurses
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 21:14
Need to put this in my diary .... half way through 1966 - plagues, war and hellfire !!!! #WeNurses https://twitter.com/WeStudentNurse/status/1088532977255096325
@jomwlever
24 January 2019 21:15
@AgencyNurse @WeNurses Thanks Teresa. You are very kind. I have not been very good at following my own advice lately. I need to eat less cake and get moving more! #WeNurses I am looking forward to #AllOurHealth and things I can share with colleagues & friends in Greater Manchester
@sprod_karen
24 January 2019 21:15
@JillAnneWill @WeNurses I've been told (1) it makes the nurses' station untidy (2) not all patients can drink so it's unfair (3) bottles get knocked over, potentially causing an accident. I think it varies where you are #WeNurses
@CharlotteNHSRN
24 January 2019 21:16
Thank you very much! The #WeNurses have been massive influential in getting people more active! I’m ready to take the steps to a healthier me! Thanks for the support! https://twitter.com/nrcuk/status/1088545609534132226
@fiholley
24 January 2019 21:17
#WeNurses @AgencyNurse ?????? https://twitter.com/actionhappiness/status/1088350792510251008
@AnimalVeg3
24 January 2019 21:20
RT @alimully: @WeNurses Managers need to lead by example, be seen to be taking breaks, making healthy choices #WeNurses
@WeMidwives
24 January 2019 21:20
RT @CharlotteNHSRN: Thank you very much! The #WeNurses have been massive influential in getting people more active! I’m ready to take the s…
@WeStudentNurse
24 January 2019 21:23
RT @AgencyNurse: Need to put this in my diary .... half way through 1966 - plagues, war and hellfire !!!! #WeNurses https://t.co/y9UYj9I5…
@jomwlever
24 January 2019 21:24
@thisismichaela @johnpopham @KimSunley Yep, heard all of those in the past where I work. Hydration stations are now appearing. I moved depts a few years ago. I drink more water as it is more easily accessible. The physical working environment and mind culture for workforce health #makesadifference #WeNurses
@dtbarron
24 January 2019 21:25
@AgencyNurse @JackieSmith_nmc Not sure why you should regret saying it, it’s embedded in the Code 20.9 and as a respected leader you were reminding us all of our duty to self care #wenurses
@jomwlever
24 January 2019 21:29
RT @evelyn_prodger: #WeNurses https://twitter.com/londonbariatric/status/1088366849430114305
@JillAnneWill
24 January 2019 21:31
@Deborah62655228 @StNurseProject #wenurses
@jomwlever
24 January 2019 21:35
#WeNurses
@CharlotteNHSRN
24 January 2019 21:37
Deal! We are all in it together! #WeNurses https://t.co/N0PvmIq1Ys
@AgencyNurse
24 January 2019 21:39
Yes .... this sums up my thermos and nursing thoughts exactly .... #WeNurses Also if you eat something hot at wor… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1088551810661519361
@WeNurses
24 January 2019 21:41
Fab Jo #WeNurses
@PaulaHopes1
24 January 2019 21:43
RT @WeNurses: QUESTION 4 What can be done on an organisational level to help nurses to be happier, healthier and fitter? #WeNurses https…
@rnld1410
24 January 2019 21:45
@Deborah62655228 @CharlotteNHSRN Fab! #wenurses
@rnld1410
24 January 2019 21:47
Really enjoyed getting involved this evening. So happy Iv found this community ?? #WeNurses
@MrsBosanquet
24 January 2019 21:53
@AgencyNurse #WeNurses #DrinkDontDroop




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