Calling Scottish members

A Scottish Government event is being held in Glasgow on 22 August, part of the Unite-CPHVA #HVWeek, says Gavin Fergie - Unite lead professional officer.

Childhood obesity: an overview of the existing barriers to the health practitioner’s role in providing effective intervention

Amalia Burca Bouch highlights the latest guidance, and health professional research, on reducing the risks of childhood obesity. She also explores existing barriers to effective intervention and implementation of the guidelines.

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Resources

Difference and opportunity - health visiting interventions with abused women from collectivist and honour-based communities

Difference and opportunity - health visiting interventions with abused women from collectivist and honour-based communities

Dr Catherine Smyth sets out the issues and challenges faced by health visitors when the caseload includes women from these hard-to-reach groups 

What factors influence mothers in the UK and Ireland to wean their infants before six months of age?

What factors influence mothers in the UK and Ireland to wean their infants before six months of age?

This narrative literature review by Cathryne Edmunds and Sue Green, outlines key factors associated with early weaning before six months of age. 

CPD Module 2: Age-appropriate weaning foods

Weaning practices have changed frequently over the years whether due to trends or in response to new evidence – leaving families and sometimes health professionals unsure of the latest guidance.

Opinion

Bursary available to support conference

Would you like to attend this year’s Unite-CPHVA Annual Professional Conference on 17 and 18 October in Cardiff?

The future of the 1% pay cap in the NHS

Following a member survey in April, Unite has been given an overwhelming mandate to fight the NHS pay cap. Sarah Carpenter, Unite’s head of health, reports on your reactions and plans for the campaign.

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Girl Powered

When Amika George heard that girls in Britain were missing school because they couldn’t afford sanitary products, she was shocked into action. Here, the 17-year-old London student explains how her campaign – #FreePeriods – has ignited a debate, and looks set to bring positive change.

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Park run phenomenon

Since its beginnings in 2004, parkrun has inspired people to be more active, volunteer in their community and enjoy keeping fit. Chrissie Wellington, the setup’s global lead for health and wellbeing, reports on how it grew into a global phenomenon.

The digital health evolution

Technology is pushing back the barriers in healthcare. How are community practitioners responding?
Rima Evans reports.

School nurse week: spreading the word

School nurse week, which runs from 10 to 14 July, is a great opportunity to raise your profile and make colleagues aware of your responsibilities.

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