The big question: the NHS at 70. What's your view?

Three members offer their views on the NHS at 70, professionally and personally.

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.

Web conversation

Evaluating group work for supporting the emotional wellbeing of young people in care

Una Foye, Emily Satinsky, Camilla Rosan and Josefien Breedvelt examine the My Life, My Future programme that was set up to boost the emotional wellbeing and resilience of looked-after young people.

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.


The MacQueen Bursary award

The MacQueen Bursary award enables attendance at the Unite-CPHVA Annual Professional Conference 2018 (in Bournemouth on 17 and 18 October).

Florence Nightingale commemoration event

I was lucky enough to attend the Florence Nightingale commemoration event at Westminster Abbey to represent Wales, along with Karen Jewell (nursing officer for maternity and early years, Welsh Government), Amanda Holland (CPHVA deputy chair for Wales), Jean White (Chief Nursing Officer for Wales) – and hundreds of nurses and student nurses from all over the UK, as well as from the armed forces.

Afternoon at the Royal Garden Party

On 5 June, Norma Dudley (below, left) and I had the privilege of representing the CPHVA as guests at the Royal Garden Party.

In Depth


Technology Friend or Foe

Technology: friend or foe?

The ever-changing digital world can save businesses money and time, so why should healthcare be left behind? Or is the picture more complex than that? Award-winning health journalist Danny Buckland reports.

Global Staff

Under the lens: staffing and Brexit

From staff attrition and visa issues to lack of funding and an ageing population – these are some of the issues affecting the service that dedicated healthcare professionals can provide. So what’s going on? Award-winning health journalist Danny Buckland reports.

NHS at 70

The NHS at 70. How will it survive the next 70 years?

Award-winning health journalist Danny Buckland examines the key areas that will shape the future of health in the UK.