CPHVA Annual General Meeting 2017: Calling all CPHVA members!

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The importance of communication in the practice teacher-student health visitor relationship

When a troubling incident with a student occurred, one teacher took a step back to reflect on her own practices – and made important realisations and changes as a result. Katie Kirk and Clare Hopkinson explain.

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Resources

Evaluation of the specialist community public health nursing peripatetic assessment model

First Steps Postnatal Group: addressing the high-impact areas

Jayne Hollinshead and Keri Christie explore a postnatal group set up in Walsall to offer support to new parents in the emotional transition to and challenges of parenthood, and to help them form friendships and social bonds that will promote good health for all parties.

Evaluation of the specialist community public health nursing peripatetic assessment model

Evaluation of the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Peripatetic Assessment Model

Dr Toity Deave, Dr Claire Novak, Judy Brook, and Dr Debra Salmon discuss their evaluation of the new model from the perspective of SCPHN students, mentors, practice teachers and managers.

The Solihull approach: pros and cons

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.

Opinion

Fiona McQueen

Fiona McQueen: "If I can do it, anyone can"

Professor Fiona McQueen, Scotland’s chief nursing officer, describes her journey to fitness, and ‘walking the walk’ when it comes to public health advice on healthy eating and physical activity.

As employers seek to restructure and re-band positions, ensure that managers follow job evaluation procedures correctly, says Unite’s  head of health Sarah Carpenter.

Uphold fair job evaluation

As employers seek to restructure and re-band positions, ensure that managers follow job evaluation procedures correctly, says Unite’s head of health Sarah Carpenter.

Stress relief

Positive stress-relief

If we can develop strategies to remain positive in a demanding and stressful work environment, argues Claire Chambers, our world will be a healthier and happier place.

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In Depth

 

Back to school

Beating the back-to-school blues

The arrival of the new school year can be a difficult time for children, reports Phil Harris.

In a multilingual society and with interpreters in short supply, should children act as their parents’ language brokers with health professionals – even if they have embarrassing or taboo conditions?

Lost in translation

In a multilingual society and with interpreters in short supply, should children act as their parents’ language brokers with health professionals – even if they have embarrassing or taboo conditions? George Guiton, James Dunne and Fiona Finlay explore the issues.

Superbugs, norovirus and antibiotic resistance regularly hit the headlines. John Windell explores the key role healthcare professionals can play in controlling infection.

Keep it clean

Superbugs, norovirus and antibiotic resistance regularly hit the headlines. John Windell explores the key role healthcare professionals can play in controlling infection.

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