When the Healthy Weight Initiative for Nurses (WIN.) programme – led by C3 Collaborating for Health identified that 1 in 4 nurses in England are obese, the C3 nursing team knew that this sensitive issue could no longer be ignored.

Since 2015, C3 Collaborating for Health has been working with nurses who are obese to create resources ‘designed by nurses, for nurses’.

In 2018, C3 Collaborating for Health launched its NURSING YOU programme – a programme dedicated to improving the health of all nurses. It includes a nurse advisory group and a weight loss resource and is hosted on the Royal College of Nursing’s website. C3 also collaborated with MAXIMUS UK to create a digital wellbeing app.

From February to September 2018, the NURSING YOU app allowed nurses to: assess their health; set wellness goals and; track their progress. The next version of the NURSING YOU app will be available from April 2019 and from May 2019 it will – for the first time – include health coaching.

We know that many nurses are using NURSING YOU on an individual basis, we hope to explore the opportunity for groups of nurses or their organisations to take action in order to achieve real and tangible changes to their health.

Virtual Focus Groups:

To review the documentation and collateral developed from previous focus groups with nurses from across the country to develop a simple ‘how to’ online toolkit to help nurses to introduce the NURSING YOU app in their area of work.

  • Do they seem useful?
  • What do you like?
  • What could be made better?
  • What else would help?

Next steps

  • To convene a group of six to eight nurses via an online conference call for 30 minutes, with a nurse to facilitate discussion. The nurses participating will each receive a £20 voucher.
  • To  get involved contact michaela.nuttall@c3health.org