Getting serious about violence

Dr Niamh Ní Longáin of the NHS London Violence Reduction Programme explains how you can help support young people at risk of injury and death.

Understanding neonatal jaundice

Elaine Robinson, senior lecturer at Northumbria University, and Nicci Jones-Anderson, a medical student at Newcastle University, explore the therapeutic pathways for jaundice in newborns.

Showcasing health visiting in Wales: part 1

In the first of a two-part series, Amanda Holland gathers together some of the outstanding work by health visitors in Wales during the pandemic, with comment from the chief nursing officer.

The realities of addiction: alcoholism

In the first of a new series on addiction, journalist John Windell looks at alcohol dependency, its symptoms, how to get treatment, and what you can do to help.

Oral health: brush with me

Simple interventions can help lower the incidence of dental caries in young children, say Carolyn Stapleton and Dwynwen Spargo.

Informed immunisations: the JCVI

Jenna F Gritzfeld and Andrew Earnshaw from the JCVI offer invaluable insight into how vital decisions on vaccines are made, both during and outside a pandemic.

Now it makes sense: ADHD and Autism in adulthood

Growing numbers of adults are being diagnosed with autism or ADHD. Journalist Anna Scott asks, what’s the impact and how can you help?

Women's healthcare: the invisible emergency

There finally seems to be a focus on longstanding inequalities in women’s health. But what needs to be done to truly improve the quality of life for women and in turn, everyone? Journalist Anna Scott investigates.

Heart attack gender gap

Heart disease is the single biggest killer of women, so why is it still labelled a ‘man’s disease’? Helen Wilson from Heart Research UK on raising awareness and encouraging women to look after their heart health.

A new vision for research

Louise Wolstenholme, Jo Cooke, Lisa Manlove and Tracey Long discuss sharing good practice when developing a 0 to 19 research network.

Clinical: living with lipoedema

Symptoms often start in puberty, yet diagnosis may not happen until decades later. Increasing awareness of lipoedema can help to address this imbalance, writes journalist Julie Penfold.

Why culture counts

Alis Rasul looks into a recent evaluation of how the mental health of BAME Muslim families can be supported when health visitors deliver a culturally sensitive early intervention parenting programme.

Period inequality: a bloody shame

How close are we to achieving period equality? Free products are now in UK schools, but periods are still taboo, especially among young people, and poverty still exists. Journalist Sarah Campbell takes a closer look.

Attend anywhere

SCPHN lecturer Bridget Halnan on using digital technology to maintain a Healthy Child Programme service during lockdown and perceptions from service users.

Leading the way

All the highlights from the latest Unite-CPHVA 2021 Virtual Professional Conference, held in November.

Sharing satisfaction

It’s been a tough few years, but here community practitioners offer their advice on finding job fulfilment and preserving personal wellness in a time of crisis. By journalist Jo Waters.

LGBTQ+ equality in critical condition?

Before the pandemic, LGBTQ+ people were marginalised in healthcare. Anna Scott asks if the situation has deteriorated.

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