Nurses to tackle men's health

17/03/16 . Partners

A charitable nursing trust is focusing its grants programme for 2016 on men's health.

The Burdett Trust for Nursing makes grants to nurses and allied health professionals for projects to improve patient care. It has selected the theme of ‘Men’s Health and Emergent Longer‐Term Conditions’ for their focussed 2016 Grants Programme.

This grants programme will support innovative, nurse‐led initiatives that promote men’s health and wellbeing and improve detection and access to health services. The organisation are interested in projects that will help to define proactive strategies and interventions that seek to promote better self‐care and self‐management and reverse the negative impact that undetected and untreated men’s longer‐term health challenges may impart.

The Burdett Trust believes that nurses can and should play an important role in closing the ‘men’s health gap’. The resulting benefits will have an impact not only on men, but on their families and society as a whole.

Martin Tod, the CEO of the Men's Health Forum said:

This is a great initiative. Nurses have always been a major driving force in the movement to improve men's health and it's great that the Burdett Trust is making funding available to help this to continue. We ourselves were set up by the Royal College of Nursing back in 1995. We'll also be happy to provide support and information to anyone looking to make a bid.

  • Two levels of award are available: for projects that fall within the range of £25K ‐ £50K, and for more substantial projects £50K ‐ £200K. More funds may be available for exceptional projects of national significance.
  • The closing date for applications is midnight, 2 April 2016.
  • Full details: The Burdett Trust for Nursing​

The Men’s Health Forum need your support

It’s tough for men to ask for help but if you don’t ask when you need it, things generally only get worse. Especially during a major pandemic like Covid-19. So we’re asking.

Men appear more likely to get Covid-19 and far, far more likely to die from it. The Men's Health Forum are working hard pushing for more action on this from government, from health professionals and from all of us. Why are men more affected and what can we do about it? We need the data. We need the research. We need the action. Currently we're the only UK charity doing this - please help us.

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