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.

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.

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.

Adverse childhood experiences

Professor Mark Bellis is a director of Public Health Wales, an advisor to WHO, and an expert in violence prevention, alcohol, drugs and sexual health. Mark’s talk at the upcoming Unite-CPHVA conference focuses on adverse childhood experiences and their impact on individuals.

Women taking back control

When victims of domestic violence escape, they often only have time to take a few, if any, basic necessities. One beauty blogger read about this and realised she could help. Beverley D’Silva caught up with her.

The NMC code is for you

Jane Beach, Unite lead professional officer, looks at how the NMC code can help support you during the difficult moments at work.

A difficult position

A health visitor describes the dilemma in which practitioners could be required to verify women’s disclosures of rape for benefit applications.

Feeding the cycle

The World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative UK offers its expert comment on the state of the nation’s breastfeeding rates.

Winning the vaccine race

Medical research and science writer Meredith Wadman explains her passion for vaccines and how a particular story gave her unexpected inspiration to write a book.

Learning from experience

Anne Chitty is retiring after 32 years as a health visitor and has plenty to reflect on. She describes the changes and challenges that have defined her career.

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