Read the journal’s professional features, analysis, clinical updates and practice-related articles.

Finding a calm balance

A stressful working life can impact on families’ health and wellbeing, too. How can CPs support parents in a meaningful and non-judgmental way? Journalist Rima Evans reports.

Unfit for life?

Physical inactivity among the UK’s children is at crisis point. What can be done? Journalist Georgina Wintersgill reports.

A lifeline for struggling parents

Carole Sutton looks at the evidence on parent training programmes delivered by phone and internet to support troubled young children.

Brexit Britain: the state we're in

Maddie Grounds of the Immigration Advice Service predicts the NHS facing staff and funding shortages whatever the outcome of Brexit negotiations.

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Protect from poison

RoSPA’s acting public health adviser Ashley Martin explains how you can help reduce accidental poisoning in under-fives.

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Young & lonely

Why is loneliness affecting children as young as 10, and what can be done to help tackle it? Journalist Georgina Fuller reports.

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Sorry, we're closed: Northern Ireland Government shutdown

The government shutdown in Northern Ireland is having far-reaching effects on community practice and the health of the nation. Journalist Linsey Wynton investigates.

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The value of situational leadership

University lecturer Elaine Walls lifts the lid on how situational leadership teaching methods are helping to equip community practitioners with the skills they need in the field.

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The power of support

Thousands of children around the UK have a learning disability, but what exactly does this mean for them and their families, and how can you help? Journalist John Windell reports.

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No more shame

You can give invaluable help to mothers about two problems they often just resign themselves to living with – stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, finds journalist Rima Evans

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The right move?

Dawn Loman, senior lecturer in SCPHN, asks what influences nurses to hang up their uniforms and become health visitors.

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The building blocks of learning

CPs can help develop the four key competencies present at birth and plug gaps in children’s cognitive development, says Kirsten Asmussen of the Early Intervention Foundation.

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The lay of the land

Community practitioners working in remote and rural areas face a rather different set of challenges from those in town. Journalist Radhika Holmström investigates country CP life. 

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Waking up to the child sleep crisis

As sleep issues in children increase and parents struggle to access specialist sleep services, how can CPs best support families? Journalist Georgina Wintersgill reports.

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Shining a light

Health visitors working in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales face a range of both unique and shared challenges that are impacting practice. Journalist Anna Scott highlights the reality across the UK.

Eczema: soothing soreness

Recent research has cast doubt over the use of additive bath oils to treat childhood eczema. Journalist John Windell asks what the best advice is to give parents now.

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Change the focus

Mindfulness teacher and trainer Singhashri Gazmuri reveals how you can benefit from mindfulness and compassion in your day-to-day working life and beyond.

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