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If you want to educate the public – ask a nurse

Public health campaigns are a blunt necessity, but nurses have the expertise to help people to change

Public health campaigns are a blunt necessity, but nurses have the expertise and common sense to support people in making changes for the better

People can find government messaging on topics such as obesity patronising. Picture: Alamy

Rather strange, wasn’t it, the short but sizzling heatwave?

It was 33°C in the shade in our garden and I loved it. The first summer of my retirement and instead of sweltering at work, I was sweltering on my sun lounger.

Has the COVID-19 crisis eroded tolerance for public health advice?

But there was something weird about it all – although the weather conditions were extreme, there was no nannying from the government. No one told me to use sun cream or drink lots of water, or

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