NQHV: on the right path

I was under no illusion about how challenging the role of a health visitor would be, having previously worked as a Band 5 health visiting staff nurse.

Can infant massage programmes improve attachment between mother and baby?

Rebecca Balakrishna, Melanie Teixeira, Jane Meyrick and Roxanne Hart sought to answer this question with a systematic review of the evidence from studies across 36 years.

News

Resources

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Exploring Glasgow parents’ views of the Equal Protection from Assault Bill

Christopher Sweeney, health visitor, and public health lecturer William Spence used mixed methods research to explore the views of Glasgow parents on the proposed Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill in order to inform the work of health visitors and other professionals working with families.

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Pay deal year two: the breakdown

Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe, Unite national officer for health, looks at NHS England terms and conditions, and safe staffing levels across the UK.

Opinion

Profession at crisis point as caseload rises

Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe, Unite national officer for health, calls for action on numbers of health visitors and urges CPs to ask branches for support in attending conference.

Voice of a student: ‘Changing my career, one step at a time’

Ceriann Howard, Full-time specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) – health visiting student Cardiff University

Set the wheels in motion at the AGM

Want to ensure your motion for this year’s Unite-CPHVA AGM is considered? Here are a few tips to help you…

Community Practitioner

In Depth

 

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Care in the community

CEO of Carers UK Helen Walker explains how you can help connect unpaid carers to the support they need this Carers Week.

Any questions?

Having access to, and understanding, quality health information is vital for life, yet too many adults are still missing out. Journalist Erin Dean asks, what’s going on?

PTSD wake-up call

Young people aren’t getting the support they need for trauma experienced in childhood, and it’s having serious consequences. Journalist Anna Scott reports.

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