NMC expands temporary register

The NMC has announced further expansion of the Covid-19 temporary register to overseas-trained nurses (5 January 2021).

Calls to extend self-harm intervention to primary school children

Three per cent of more than a thousand Melbourne children reported self-harm at age 11 and 12. They had been assessed annually from the age of eight to nine (wave 1) to 11 to 12 years (wave four) . Of those who self-harmed, 64.3% were females and 35.7% were males.

Genetic risk of hypertension linked to pre-eclampsia

Researchers have found that the genetic predisposition to hypertension and increased BMI is related to the risk of pre-eclampsia.

England: is digital inclusion the key to tackling health inequalities?

Tackling the ‘digital divide’ is vital in order to reduce health inequalities, concludes a three-year NHS Digital project trialling digital technology with disadvantaged communities.

Negative attitudes limit sexual health of over-45s

Negative attitudes towards older people’s sexual activities and limited awareness of available healthcare are associated with increasing rates of sexually transmitted infections, a report has found. 

Scotland: staff survey reveals pride in the face of adversity

The Everyone Matters Pulse Survey gathered responses from 83,000 members of staff across Scotland’s 22 health boards and 30 health and social care partnerships.

Professions join forces for worried new parents

Paediatricians, health visitors and GPs have collaborated to produce guidance for parents worried about their new baby.

Parents shouldn’t worry about babies’ inconsistent sleep

Sleep consolidation should be viewed by parents as a ‘continuous and dynamic process’, rather than a milestone to be achieved at a specific age, according to a study in Sleep Medicine.

News in numbers: January/February 2021

A breakdown of recent community health news, in numbers. Download the PDF, here

Rights at work: why we should value our practice educators

Unite national officer for health Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe on protecting this crucial profession.

Covid strikes third sector

Covid-19 has hit charities hard, halting fundraising activities and disrupting services, while need continues to rocket. Journalist Juliette Astrup explores the impact and how charities are adapting.

Spending review latest: decisions on pay

Nurses in the NHS will be given a pay rise next year, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced in the Spending review 2020 speech (Wednesday, 25 November).
 

MacQueen bursary 2021: how to apply

The CPHVA Education and Development Trust is pleased to announce that applications for a MacQueen bursary are now open for 2021. 

News in numbers: November/December 2020

A breakdown of recent community health news, in numbers. Download the PDF, here

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We are delighted to inform you that your professional journal has won an industry-leading award.

The Covid crunch: impact on economy and health

The UK entered its first recession in 11 years in August. Journalist Juliette Astrup explores the impact on families and children, and on services and community practitioners themselves.

Vaping is not a ‘safer option’ for pregnant women

According to the first known study into the effects of prenatal nicotine exposure on babies, e-cigarettes might not be a safer alternative to smoking during pregnancy.

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