Growing pains

Hannah Warwick looks at supporting disabled young people through the transition from children’s to
adult services.

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.

Breastfeeding and the workplace

Breastfeeding coordinator Sinéad Lynch explains how being on the workplace workstrand of the Northern Ireland breastfeeding strategy has influenced strategic and local support to women who are combining breastfeeding and work.

AIDS: are we finally winning the fight?

Ahead of World AIDS Day on 1 December, journalist Juliette Astrup takes a look at the fight against AIDS – from promising new developments and breakthrough treatments to some of the barriers undermining progress.

Thank you, Ros!

Ros Godson, lead professional officer at Unite, retires at the end of 2017 after a 40-year career
in nursing. Her colleagues share their thoughts…

More than a game

Young children aren’t getting enough playtime outside, but why is that a problem, and how can you help to change the situation? Journalist John Windell reports.

The impact of parental conflict on children

Children can be the silent victims when their parents’ relationship goes sour, reports journalist Phil Harris. But with the right awareness, it doesn’t have to be that way…

Mental health: who's supporting mothers?

Services for maternal mental illness are emerging as the UK’s secret shame. How can the situation be improved for new mothers, and what role can community practitioners play, despite the challenges faced? Journalist Phil Harris takes a look.

Healthy living: practise what you preach?

Research suggests that patients are less likely to accept weight-loss advice from an overweight or obese health practitioner. So should we be taking more of our own advice as a profession, or is it more complex than that?

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