Diversity matters

We look at the winners of this year’s Mary Seacole Awards, together with the vital issues raised at the ceremony.

CPD Module 3: Nutritional value of the weaning diet

Which nutrients are important to support an infant’s optimal growth?

Carrie Ruxton PhD, registered dietician

News

Resources

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

Mothering with a major mental Illness: examining emerging themes from the literature

This literature review by Diana Skibniewski-Woods examines the emerging themes found on mothering with a major illness, and is presented in relation to community practice.

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.

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.

Opinion

The source of ignition

Former detective John Carnochan OBE reveals where his belief in early intervention began, its importance now, and the progress made in shifting the agenda.

Have a say in your pay

Make your feelings about morale and motivation known in the NHS Staff Survey, says James Lazou, research officer at Unite.

Meet the talented new president

Broadcaster, presenter and vocal coach to the stars Carrie Grant is the new honorary president of the CPHVA. She tells us about her passion for the NHS, her vision for patient-led healthcare, and the power of community practitioners to effect change.

In Depth

 

Set the record straight

Clear and accurate record-keeping is vital to support the effective delivery of care and defend against litigation, writes journalist Anna Scott. Is it being given the priority it deserves ?

Road safety: treading carefully

With more cars on the road, and at higher speeds, there is an increase in fatal accidents. Journalist Caroline Roberts explores how we can keep each other safe.

Sepsis in the community

Health campaigns are finally raising awareness of the life-threatening infection, sepsis. Independent nurse and health visitor Dorothy Karikari-Boateng takes a closer look, including how to spot and advise families on the infection.

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