What’s happening in the world of public health? We take a look at the latest stories affecting the professions.

NHS workforce ‘more stretched than ever’

A new report from NHS Providers highlights the growing demand on the NHS workforce in England.

FNP to be extended

The Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) will be expanded so that more young first-time mothers across Scotland can benefit from the programme.

Annual conference 2017: from childhood abuse to damehood - Elizabeth Anionwu shares her journey

Professor Dame Elizabeth Anionwu closed this year’s conference with a moving account of her journey through the profession – and through her life.

Annual conference 2017: insight into the dangers of chronic stress

People regularly working more than 11 hours a day have a likelihood of depression 250% higher than those working fewer hours.

Annual conference 2017: childhood trauma causes health to deteriorate ‘10 to 15 years faster’

Traumatic events in childhood, such as neglect and child abuse, lead to poorer physical and mental health, said Mark Bellis.

Annual conference 2017: award winners

Discover the awards winners from the Unite-CPHVA Annual Professional Conference 2017.

Annual conference 2017: refer early and often to save babies’ lives

Parity of esteem between mental and physical health is key – this was the message impressed upon delegates by David Foreman, from the Royal College of Psychiatrists and King’s College London.

Annual conference 2017: NSPCC urges parents to ‘take 5’

The NSPCC has launched a new campaign in Wales promoting ‘positive parenting’ designed to help tackle child abuse.

Annual conference 2017: we are humans first

Almost 10 years on from the last time he spoke at a CPHVA conference, John Carnochan was back, and beating the drum for early intervention all the harder.

Annual conference 2017: the horrors of ‘honour-based’ abuse

Eyes were opened to the realities of honour-based abuse and forced marriage during the Nick Robin Memorial Lecture, which closed the first day of conference.

Annual conference 2017: transitions in care

In a talk covering transitions in care, the importance of preparing disabled children and young people early and empowering them came through loud and clear.

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