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Members often ask how to get more information or support from colleagues across the union. One answer is the Health Visitor Organising Professional Committee (HVOPC).

Evaluating the impact of the 5 pillars of parenting programme: A novel parenting intervention for Muslim families

Universal parenting intervention courses often fail to recruit and retain Muslim families. Kathryn Thomson, Hanan Hussein, Kathleen Roche-Nagi and Ruth Butterworth evaluated the impact of the faith-based Five Pillars of Parenting programme.

News

Resources

What factors influence mothers in the UK and Ireland to wean their infants before six months of age?

An exploration of the mental health needs of asylum seeking women and children in the UK: implications for health visiting practice

This literature review by Robert Dransfield and Liz Clark explores the issues surrounding the mental health and wellbeing of asylum seekers in the UK as it relates to health visiting practice.

Web conversation

Preventing teenage pregnancy through home-based sexual healthcare: a qualitative study of practitioners’ experiences

Catriona Jones and her colleagues use practitioners’ perspectives to evaluate a sexual health service designed to prevent second unplanned teenage pregnancy.

CPD Module 3: Nutritional value of the weaning diet

Which nutrients are important to support an infant’s optimal growth?

Carrie Ruxton PhD, registered dietician

Opinion

Search Trustee iStock

A search for new trustees

Could you be the next member we're looking for?...

Nurse GettyImages

Celebrating the unsung BME heroes

The Awards will acknowledge a wide range of clinical, research and leadership achievements, as well as the unsung heroes who might otherwise be overlooked.

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The big question: will the ‘sugar tax’ have the desired effect on public health?

Three members offer their insight on whether the sugar tax will be positive or not.

In Depth

 

Tim Carroll

Do I need to tell my boss?

Writer Tim Carroll discusses the issues encountered by people diagnosed with ‘young-onset’ Parkinson’s. Tim himself was diagnosed with the progressive neurological condition in his early fifties.

Is anyone listening?

The mental and physical health of trans young people is suffering, to the point they’re even accessing healthcare less often, and they continue to face considerable stigma. What can you do to help ensure they’re as healthy and happy as they should be? Journalist Phil Harris reports.

24 hours with Alimatu Dimonekene

Alimatu is lead advocate for ProjectACEi – a community group who advocate, educate and engage communities to end FGM. Twitter: @ProjectACEi

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