Community Profile Essay

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UNIVERSITY OF TEESSIDE
SCHOOL OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies, Adult

The Role of the Nurse in Improving Health and Wellbeing
(CCH1037-N-BJ1-2012)

Community Profile

Megan McCallion
J9238068

Word Count: 3,704

Thursday 24th January 2013

Contents page

Chapter One- Introduction........................................................................Page 3-4

Chapter Two – The Health Improvement Issue......................................Page 5-8

Chapter Three – Service Provision.........................................................Page 9-11

Chapter Four – The Role of the Nurse....................................................Page 12-13

Chapter Five –
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Chapter Two – The Health Improvement Issue From the various studies, reports and statistics (many of which have been referenced and/or quoted in the Introduction) it is clearly evident that there are a number of different health improvement issues in the town of Middlesbrough. Whilst these health improvement issues cover such things as alcohol and drug misuse, from the reports, statistics and studies, it is clear that the key and predominant health related improvement issue in the town of Middlesbrough, is smoking. The Middlesbrough Health Profile 2012 says that ‘smoking is one of the main priorities for improvement in this area; approximately 30,000 people smoke in Middlesbrough’ (Middlesbrough JSNA, 2012). As a result of this large section of Middlesbrough’s population smoking, it would come as no surprise that a high number of people are suffering from smoke related illnesses and diseases and worst still, dying of these related illnesses and diseases prematurely. The high numbers of people suffering smoke related illnesses and disease will have an adverse impact on the local NHS and other services and in turn, be a high impact in terms of money, budgets and increasing costs that the local NHS

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