The big vision: interview with John Bird

Co-founder of The Big Issue empire John Bird talks about the way to lift people out of poverty, fighting social injustice and his plans to make it all happen.

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.

News

Resources

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

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

Mothering with a major mental Illness: examining emerging themes from the literature

This literature review by Diana Skibniewski-Woods examines the emerging themes found on mothering with a major illness, and is presented in relation to community practice.

The importance of communication in the practice teacher-student health visitor relationship

When a troubling incident with a student occurred, one teacher took a step back to reflect on her own practices – and made important realisations and changes as a result. Katie Kirk and Clare Hopkinson explain.

Opinion

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2018 – the year of the NHS

Unite’s head of health Sarah Carpenter looks back at the key issues and campaigns of 2017, and ahead to a looming milestone in 2018.

CPHVA Executive: touching base

Welcome to the first of new, regular updates from the CPHVA Executive.

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Social (learning) skills

All our health is a framework of evidence, published in December, by Public Health England (PHE).

In Depth

 

Peanuts

Peanut allergies cracked?

Researchers in Australia have made a discovery that raises hopes for the treatment of peanut allergy – a potentially lethal threat to many. We delve deeper with lead researcher, Professor Mimi Tang.

Sanitary towel

Period poverty: tackling the taboo

Being unable to afford the basic necessity of sanitary protection is a reality for many women and girls in the UK. There’s also a compounding stigma around menstruation. Journalist Juliette Astrup investigates.

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The big health divide

There are still clear gaps in life expectancy and health depending on where you live, reports journalist Anna Scott. What’s going on?

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