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 and Georgina Hoy discuss the method and benefits behind the support of pre-registration nurses.

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.

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…

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.

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: 'First speech in role'

In his first public speech, the new shadow health secretary for England vowed to work closely with health visitors.

Annual conference 2016: 'Debate on commissioning'

What are the opportunities and risks from commissioning of services by local authorities? A panel debate on the issues was held on the morning of the first day.