Education is not 'main reason' why women delay motherhood

Researchers have challenged the belief that a desire to stay in education is the primary reason why women delay having children.

Young people face longer waits for mental health appointments

The number of young people with mental health problems waiting more than nine weeks for an appointment has radically increased in Northern Ireland, according to the latest figures.

STPs: a ticking time bomb?

A credible quest for sustainable change, or a disastrous lunge towards privatisation? Juliette Astrup uncovers some of the truths behind NHS England’s already infamous sustainability and transformation plans.

Standing up and speaking out

In response to the many vital community services being subjected to cuts and reviews, Unite has issued guidelines to help practitioners understand their options, which head of health Sarah Carpenter summarises.

Preventative measures

A new study supports a cross-service approach to identifying mental health problems in children. Helen Bird talks to researcher Elisabet Fält about the findings.

Your vote counts

With elections imminent, Unite is urging all members to get involved and vote for the next generation of union representatives. We hear more from the general secretary candidates.

Babies 'missing out' on 12 month health checks

One in four UK-born babies are not receiving all their health visitor checks during the first two years of life, according to government figures.

Spreading smiles

Amanda Holland, lecturer in public health and primary care at Cardiff University, describes a rewarding visit to India during which she worked to promote dental health among disadvantaged children.

Honour for CPHVA vice president

CPHVA vice president Elizabeth Anionwu has been made a dame in the Queen’s New Year’s honours list.

Bridging the gap?

The newly launched nursing associate role is set to ‘transform the nursing and care workforce’, says the government. But how will it fit in practice? Rima Evans investigates.

Children 'underprepared' for digital world, study finds

Children are being left to fend for themselves online, a year-long research study published by the children’s commissioner for England has found.

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