Conference special 2019: Standing up for change

All the highlights of this year’s Unite-CPHVA 2019 Annual Professional Conference.

Safeguarding supervision: on the front line

Ann Guindi, Alex Hassett and Margie Callanan explored the factors that contribute to effective safeguarding supervision in community nursing.

News

Resources

Streamlining of the Mellow Parenting Observation System for research and non-specialist clinical use

Researchers Lucy Thompson, Gerry King, Eleanor Taylor, Christine Puckering and Phil Wilson explored whether a streamlined version of a tool to assess parent-child interactions provided comparable data to the full system and gathered feedback from health visitors.

A randomised controlled trial of the Solihull Approach ten-week group for parents: ‘Understanding your child’s behaviour’ (UYCB).

Hazel Douglas and Rebecca Johnson assess the impact of a parenting programme based on the Solihull Approach on child behaviour, parental emotional health and child-parent relationships, which addresses previous studies’ methodological weaknesses.

How can vulnerable young people have improved access to the School Nurses?

This qualitative research by Dawn Marie Blake, explore young people’s views around accessing school nurse drop-ins.

Opinion

Let's chat periods

CEO and founder of Bloody Good Period Gabby Edlin is on a mission to ensure period equality (and more). Aviva Attias meets her…

Rights at work: Crying out for a better Britain

General secretary of Unite the Union Len McCluskey took aim at the government in his address to the Unite-CPHVA Professional Conference.

Macqueen bursaries: it's time to apply

The CPHVA Education and Development Trust is pleased to announce that applications for a MacQueen Bursary are now open for 2019-20. 

Community Practitioner

In Depth

 

Crossing the line

Is there such a thing as safe recreational drug use when you’re a parent? Journalist Helen Bird investigates why mothers take substances such as cocaine and the impact it could have on children.

Just why do women face a fight for equal health

More women than men are dying from heart attacks, women’s pain is treated less aggressively, and conditions such as endometriosis can take years to be diagnosed. Journalist Jo Waters asks if women are getting a raw deal and how to redress the balance.

Why can't dad come home?

Health visitors Jo Lamb and Mel Griffiths on innovating practice to deliver the Healthy Child Wales Programme to fathers in prison.

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