Harnessing a public health asset

Despite a rapid increase in birth rate, NHS-wide cuts mean that health visitor posts are being lost. Lisa Lewis asks what can be done to keep SCPHNs in public health.

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.

News

Resources

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.

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. 

Opinion

Your workload: how much is too much?

How do you know when accepting more work would be unsafe for you and the families you work with? Unite’s head of health Sarah Carpenter takes a look.

LAR of the Year Award 2017

LAR of the Year Award 2017

Do you know a local accredited representative (LAR) who deserves special recognition?

Bursary available to support conference attendance

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

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In Depth

 

Body image: the pressure of 'normal'

While feeling body-conscious as a teenager may not be new, the issue is arguably now magnified thanks to always-on technology. Community Practitioner looks at the impact.

Celebrate your role

#HVweek, which runs from 21 to 25 August this year, is the perfect time to champion the teams working hard to bring the best possible services to children and families, says Obi Amadi.

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Feet First

From ingrown toenails to fungal infections, it pays to be aware of these stubborn foot problems.

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