LGBTQ+ equality in critical condition?

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

Shattered: can the UK’s health recover?

Some 20 months after the Covid-19 pandemic hit the UK, the damage to the population’s health is already becoming apparent – and it’s looking rather unequal. Journalist Jo Waters explores the impact and way forward.

Rights and responsiblities

Natalie Sammons looks at the legal and ethical role of the health visitor when dealing with non-engaging families.

Exploring trauma care

Practice development nurse and health visitor Christopher Sweeney looks at what trauma-informed practice means to health visiting. 

ADHD: the hungry brain

They’re often unhelpfully labelled as problem children or difficult adults. Yet those living with ADHD can learn to manage their symptoms and function well with the right support, writes journalist Julie Penfold.

Strength in numbers

Michelle Thomas, David Pontin and Carolyn Wallace on establishing a health visiting community 
of practice in Wales to support family resilience.

Investigation: peer-on-peer sexual abuse

Peer-on-peer sexual abuse and harassment among children and young people isn’t new, but we are becoming more aware of its prevalence. Journalist Anna Scott finds out what’s going on.

Eating disorders: what's behind the rise?

Why have eating disorders among children and young people rocketed during the pandemic? Is there enough support and awareness generally? Journalist Anna Scott examines the issues and asks how you can help.

Treat me well

Closing health equality gaps for people with a learning disability must start in childhood, says Paul Donnelly, head of campaigns at learning disability charity Mencap.

Sickle cell disease: behind the curve

Sickle cell disease is one of the most common genetic disorders in the UK. Journalist Linsey Wynton sets out the essential information about this serious, rarely cured and often painful condition.

Caring for who? The Covid impact on CPs

The impact of Covid on families is rightly being put under the spotlight. But what of the pandemic’s toll on those who care for them, particularly community practitioners? Journalist Helen Bird explores the effect on CP wellbeing and the support available.

Families holding on: how will they bounce back after Covid?

Young families have been under tremendous pressure from all directions during the Covid-19 pandemic. Journalist Jo Waters investigates what new parents, babies and toddlers, and parents of young children have been experiencing and asks what support they will need. 

Asthma's image problem

Pictures used by the media and healthcare providers to illustrate asthma treatment can be misleading. But a Twitter campaign is starting to rectify the problem, explain Emily Guilmant-Farry and Sara Nelson.

Tinnitus: breaking the waves

It’s a loud and lasting problem for many, and a life-changing issue for a few, writes journalist John Windell. So what is tinnitus and what can be done to restore some peace and quiet?

SCPHN training: the big switch

SCPHN learning changed beyond all recognition last year. Nicola Rooke discusses her experiences of undertaking the safeguarding module virtually, and recommendations for safeguarding training for newly qualified HVs.

Pandemic impact: what about the kids?

Young people are emerging as the pandemic’s collateral damage. Their mental health and education are under strain, and their struggles include anxiety, isolation and poverty. Journalist Jo Waters asks what can be done to support them.

Healthcare apps: it's good to chat

Caroline Palmer on how text messaging healthcare app ChatHealth has come into its own, and how community practitioners can embrace digital too.  

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