Adopting a better approach

Adoption is only the start of a new journey that can be both rewarding and challenging. How can you help support adoptive families? Journalist Rima Evans reports.

The future of practice

How might current and future technology developments impact on the way you carry out your work now and in the future? And how could this affect your clients? Journalist Peter Crush reports.

Disability: hear to help

In a new series on how you can help clients living with disability – from sensory impairments to mobility issues, journalist Anna Scott looks at hearing loss in children.

Holding on to primary healthcare nurses

Sue Randall and Tonia Crawford describe a programme in Sydney, Australia, that helps to recruit and retain community health nursing students.

A focus on: Hinduism

Continuing our series on how religion and culture can impact on practice, Professor Eleanor Nesbitt looks at Hinduism.

Clinical: coping with croup

This viral infection is common and usually harmless, writes journalist John Windell, but a toddler’s barking cough and rasping breathing can still alarm parents.

Supplementary benefits for teens?

As a rise in the use of supplements among children – especially teens – is observed in the US, journalist Helen Bird looks at whether it’s a trend we’re likely to see in the UK and how you can help to address it.

Rights for refugees

Philomène Uwamaliya defines the role of health visitors, school nurses and community practitioners in advancing the rights and wellbeing of child asylum-seekers and refugees.

Can TV soaps save lives?

Soap operas are a powerful vehicle for communicating public health messages. But do they really prompt viewers to recognise and seek treatment for their own conditions? Journalist Helen Bird reports.

Youth violence: a fighting chance

Why is knife and other youth violence on such an upward trajectory, and can a public health approach, which is being hailed as the answer, really help? Journalist Phil Harris investigates.

Making measles history

Measles has almost disappeared from the UK, but how can it be totally eradicated so it’s no longer an issue? Michelle Falconer and David Green of Public Health England show how CPs can help.

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