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

New practitioners: safe place for support

A forum for newly registered health visitors in Doncaster has helped ease their transition from student to autonomous practitioner. Here, Tracey Long explains how it helped them.

Park run phenomenon

Since its beginnings in 2004, parkrun has inspired people to be more active, volunteer in their community and enjoy keeping fit. Chrissie Wellington, the setup’s global lead for health and wellbeing, reports on how it grew into a global phenomenon.

The digital health evolution

Technology is pushing back the barriers in healthcare. How are community practitioners responding?
Rima Evans reports.

School nurse week: spreading the word

School nurse week, which runs from 10 to 14 July, is a great opportunity to raise your profile and make colleagues aware of your responsibilities.


The people have spoken

With the repercussions of the general election only just beginning to be felt, Community Practitioner takes a look at what it might mean in the longer term for the NHS, healthcare and the people working within it.

Childcare: making the right choice

Sorting out childcare provision can be a minefield. When should parents start searching and what should they look for? Would a home-based childminder or group setting be best? What funding is available? Theresa Johnson of the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years looks into the options.

Hepatitis: the silent killer

As World Hepatitis Day approaches on 28 July, Community Practitioner shines the spotlight on this group of viruses that affects hundreds of millions of people – most of whom are unaware of their status.

Protecting against radicalisation

Anna Scott offers a practical guide for community practitioners, now that preventing people being drawn into terrorism forms a vital part of the safeguarding role.

Challenging views on breastfeeding

Why isn’t UK culture conducive to breastfeeding? And can it ever change? Helen Bird explores some of the reasons behind our low breastfeeding rates and looks at what could reverse the trend.

Senator Larissa Waters: Credit - Jeremy Buckingham

Breastfeeding at work

The reality and what needs to improve...

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How to deal with childhood allergies

Childhood allergies have become a challenge for health services. So what more can be done to spot, treat and control them?