Search for NMC Chair

The NMC are seeking a suitable independent Chair to oversee work on their post registration standards.
 

Search for NMC Chair

The NMC are seeking a suitable independent Chair to oversee work on their post registration standards.
 

Urgent action for anti-vax crisis

Prime Minister Boris Johnson calls for urgent action to improve vaccination uptake after more than 230 cases of measles reported in the UK.
 

Are you the one?

Community Practitioner is on the look out for a new professional editor
 

Lincolnshire health visitors continue to strike

Health visitors employed by Lincolnshire county council are stepping up their campaign with more strikes planned in a dispute over pay conditions.
 

New parents still not being seen

Around 25% of new parents are missing out on mandatory health visits, which may increase the risk of mental health issues, experts believe. 
 

Northern Ireland health and social care in crisis

Political leaders in Northern Ireland are being held responsible for the worst waiting lists in the UK. 
 

Northern Ireland: Consultant-led waiting list times continue to rise

‘Sustained investment’ is needed to tackle waiting list backlogs, Northern Ireland’s Department of Health has said, as the latest figures reveal another significant increase.

Scotland: Consultation on first pathway for sexually abused children

Healthcare professionals who work with youngsters in Scotland are being consulted on the development of the first-ever clinical pathway for children who have suffered sexual abuse.

UK: New framework for training in infant mental health

A new competencies framework has been launched to help practitioners working with children from birth to two years to identify gaps in their training.

UK: New guide on childhood trauma published

Three charities have produced a new guide on childhood adversity and trauma for professionals working with children.

Wales: Cardiff offers bikes on prescription in UK first

Two GP practices in Cardiff have launched a pilot project prescribing patients with a six-month membership to a bike share scheme, in a bid to tackle heart disease.

UK: Plain packaging call for sweets and treats

All confectionary, crisps and sugary drinks should have plain packaging like tobacco, a leading think tank has urged.

Northern Ireland: Pharmacies to promote key public health messages

Key advice on public health issues is now even easier to access through a new ‘Living Well’ service at community pharmacies in Northern Ireland (NI).

Scotland: Experts rate breastfeeding support in Scotland

Support available to breastfeeding mums in Scotland has scored highly in an expert review of current services.

UK: Child poverty is becoming ‘new normal’ says coalition

New data published by the End Child Poverty coalition shows poverty is rising – and rising fastest in areas of deprivation.

July/August news in numbers

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

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