NHS pay – one step at a time

The basic pay journey of NHS staff has had a reset. Sarah Carpenter, Unite’s head of health, asks how the new framework for pay progression affects you.

Health visitor feedback on a structured, behavioural training for working with families of children with behaviour problems

Margiad Williams and Judy Hutchings questioned HVs who delivered a skills programme for parents to effectively address behavioural problems. 

News

Resources

The mother-infant bond: A systematic review of research that includes mothers’ subjective experience of the relationship

Elizabeth Milne, Sally Johnson, Gill Waters and Neil Small explored mothers’ interpretations of their infants’ behaviour, and the impact of ‘mind-mindedness’, or treating a baby as an individual with a mind. 

An integrated targeted intervention to prevent obesity in infants born into a diverse community

Julie Greenway, Lynne Thompson and Sally Cornfield explore whether a nutrition and healthy-living course for mothers could influence three misleading beliefs that can lead to childhood obesity.

The role of sexual health nurses in identifying child sexual exploitation

Ann Marie Sangster, Dr Maureen Crowley, and Amanda McGrandles explore sexual health nurses’ perceptions of their role in the identification of children and young people at risk of sexual exploitation, using an interpretivist generic qualitative approach.

Opinion

October feedback

Knife crime, soap operas and selfies: your views on what we’ve been up to.

The big question: do you see a positive future for specialist community public health nurses (SCPHNs)?

Kathryn Waldegrave and Lisa Webster discuss whether or not they see a positive future for specialist community public health nurses (SCPHNs).

24 hours with Louise Wolstenholme

Louise is a health visitor and practice teacher within the 0-19 service at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, working in Roma health.

In Depth

 

The future of practice

How might current and future technology developments impact on the way you carry out your work now and in the future? And how could this affect your clients? Journalist Peter Crush reports.

Disability: hear to help

In a new series on how you can help clients living with disability – from sensory impairments to mobility issues, journalist Anna Scott looks at hearing loss in children.

Holding on to primary healthcare nurses

Sue Randall and Tonia Crawford describe a programme in Sydney, Australia, that helps to recruit and retain community health nursing students.

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