Health services in rest of UK could 'learn lessons' from Scotland

The NHS in England, Wales and Northern Ireland could learn lessons on improving quality and safety of patient care from the Scottish health service, according to a report.

More health visitors needed to tackle maternal obesity

An increase in the number of health visitors is needed to reduce maternal obesity, a group of cross-party MPs have said.

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.

Calling Scottish members

A Scottish Government event is being held in Glasgow on 22 August, part of the Unite-CPHVA #HVWeek, says Gavin Fergie - Unite lead professional officer.

The future of the 1% pay cap in the NHS

Following a member survey in April, Unite has been given an overwhelming mandate to fight the NHS pay cap. Sarah Carpenter, Unite’s head of health, reports on your reactions and plans for the campaign.

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.

Join us on the Journal's board!

Are you a student member of Unite- CPHVA? A member who is undergoing a programme of education to become a health visitor, school nurse or community nursery nurse? Would you like to help shape the Community Practitioner journal?

Wales: nurse recruitment drive

The Welsh Government has launched a recruitment drive to increase the number of nurses on wards and in the community.