Teenagers influenced by video games with alcohol and smoking content

Video games featuring drinking and smoking may influence teenage players, according to a new UK study.

Supporting pre-registration nurses within health visitng and school nursing

Adelle Shaw-Flach, Research Project Consultant, Anglia Ruskin University

Georgina Hoy, Senior Lecturer, Anglia Ruskin University


During the Health Visitor Implementation Plan (DH, 2011), health visiting teams were flooded with high numbers of health visitor students and, as a result, preregistration student nurse placements for both health visitor and school nurse placements were reduced or temporarily suspended until its conclusion in 2015.

Acts, reports and white papers – 1996-2016

Julie Griffiths takes a look at the 20 years to 2016 in the last of our ‘Looking back’ series.

CPHVA execuitve: the last 12 months

The members of the CPHVA executive provide a round-up of their activities on behalf of members during 2016. We find out what they’ve been up to.

From CPHVA to pastures new

After playing an integral role in the recent Unite-CPHVA conference proceedings, Carolyn Taylor is ready to embark on a new chapter in her life. Juliette Astrup catches up with her to fnd out more.

NHS no more?

Changes to the NHS in England could mean the end of a health service that is free at the point of delivery. Allyson Pollock, professor of public health research and policy, who presented her thoughts at the recent Unite-CPHVA annual conference in Telford, explains more on what can be done to reverse it.

Beat the street

A new game has the power to transform the activity levels of communities. Dr William Bird explains how community practitioners can harness Beat the Street to improve public health.

Christmas time: let nothing you dismay

The festive season is almost upon us, and though it might not be a time of universal goodwill, it’s not quite a commercial sell-out either…

Jon Ashworth: 'I want to listen'

The new shadow health secretary for England may not have a wealth of healthcare experience, but he says he wants to learn and vows to protect the NHS.

Annual conference 2016: 'Identifying radicalisation'

In a session covering the role of the practitioner when it comes to radicalisation, there were a range of figures and statistics about Isis revealed.

Annual conference 2016: 'Simplified skills and knowledge framework'

The Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework has been modernised and revised, due to the shifting nature of the healthcare landscape.