From CP to lecturer: two steps forward, one step back

Public health expert Sheila Lally offers a personal reflection on moving from a community practitioner role to senior lecturer.

NHS pay – a new deal on the table

Unite’s head of health Sarah Carpenter welcomes discussion with the government over a new pay framework for NHS staff.

Honouring BME leadership and development

With just weeks left to apply for the Mary Seacole Awards 2018-19, we look back at how these awards were born and the efforts of last year’s winners.

Are you the rep we're waiting for?

Unite’s head of health Sarah Carpenter encourages members to take up the challenge of becoming
a local rep and speaking up for your colleagues.

The future of health visiting

Public health investment continues to shrink in real terms. Rekha Vijayshankar believes this only makes health visitors and their timely interventions more important than ever.

Navigating a change of nursing career

Lauren Herd

Trainee health visitor, NHS Grampian, and MSc advancing nursing practice student, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

Your chance to shine

A variety of events and media are being organised to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS, with great opportunities to have your work recognised.

24 Hours with Clare Stiles

Clare is the team leader for child health in NHS Shetland and recently became a Queen’s Nurse. She lives on the island of Yell.

Where will we be in 2027?

Unite’s head of health Sarah Carpenter encourages you to shape a better future for NHS staff by
having your say on the new draft workforce strategy.

Voice of a student: ‘I’m not a research nurse… am I?’

Louise Henderson 

PhD student and nurse lecturer at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, and NHS Grampian


Update from the CPHVA Executive

This month, the committee explains Expert Reference Groups and how you can get involved.