Read the journal’s professional features, analysis, clinical updates and practice-related articles.

Homeless nation

Homeless: in a lonely place

The number of sofa surfers, rough sleepers and families crammed into inadequate B&Bs is growing, writes Anna Scott. And homelessness brings health risks, poor life chances and social exclusion.

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.

In an age of voice activation and touchscreen technology, has the humble book had its day?

Doing it by the book

In an age of voice activation and touchscreen technology, has the humble book had its day? We look at why reading is still so crucial – and how community practitioners can help families get children into books.

Sex education: how to really do it

Children are growing up in a confusing world of online sex and modern gender norms, says Anna Scott. They require relevant, up-to-date sex education to keep them safe from harm and able to form healthy relationships.

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.

Building resilience

Building resilience

Young people face new and profound pressures in relationships with their parents and peers. Building up their resilience will equip them to come back stronger from adverse childhood experiences.

Creating a community of learning and practice

Creating a community of learning and practice

Fiona Cuthill, Judith Anderson and Alison Shiel share their experiences of increasing capacity, quality and learning skills in health visiting practice.

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