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

Time to level up

Barnardo’s new chief executive, Lynn Perry MBE, believes a local approach can help make fairer the system for children in care.

Part two: showcasing health visiting in Wales

In the second of a two-part series, Amanda Holland shares more of the outstanding work done during the pandemic.

The realities of addiction: a dangerous game

In the second of our series on addiction, journalist John Windell looks at the billion-pound industry that is enjoyed by millions in the UK, but exacts a huge cost on some players and their families.

HV tools: reach for the stars

Sam Game asks how we can show impact and measure the value of health visitors’ work with families using Outcomes Stars.

Social media: a force for good?

Teenagers love to use social platforms, whether or not adults concur, so how can you help young people and parents to glean the best from them while avoiding the pitfalls? Journalist Kathy Oxtoby reports.

The power of pleasure

Pleasure plays a crucial role in good sexual health throughout life, and positive attitudes towards sex mean it’s safer. Journalist Anna Scott investigates.

Getting serious about violence

Dr Niamh Ní Longáin of the NHS London Violence Reduction Programme explains how you can help support young people at risk of injury and death.

Understanding neonatal jaundice

Elaine Robinson, senior lecturer at Northumbria University, and Nicci Jones-Anderson, a medical student at Newcastle University, explore the therapeutic pathways for jaundice in newborns.

Showcasing health visiting in Wales: part 1

In the first of a two-part series, Amanda Holland gathers together some of the outstanding work by health visitors in Wales during the pandemic, with comment from the chief nursing officer.

The realities of addiction: alcoholism

In the first of a new series on addiction, journalist John Windell looks at alcohol dependency, its symptoms, how to get treatment, and what you can do to help.

Oral health: brush with me

Simple interventions can help lower the incidence of dental caries in young children, say Carolyn Stapleton and Dwynwen Spargo.

Informed immunisations: the JCVI

Jenna F Gritzfeld and Andrew Earnshaw from the JCVI offer invaluable insight into how vital decisions on vaccines are made, both during and outside a pandemic.

Now it makes sense: ADHD and Autism in adulthood

Growing numbers of adults are being diagnosed with autism or ADHD. Journalist Anna Scott asks, what’s the impact and how can you help?

Women's healthcare: the invisible emergency

There finally seems to be a focus on longstanding inequalities in women’s health. But what needs to be done to truly improve the quality of life for women and in turn, everyone? Journalist Anna Scott investigates.

Heart attack gender gap

Heart disease is the single biggest killer of women, so why is it still labelled a ‘man’s disease’? Helen Wilson from Heart Research UK on raising awareness and encouraging women to look after their heart health.

A new vision for research

Louise Wolstenholme, Jo Cooke, Lisa Manlove and Tracey Long discuss sharing good practice when developing a 0 to 19 research network.

Clinical: living with lipoedema

Symptoms often start in puberty, yet diagnosis may not happen until decades later. Increasing awareness of lipoedema can help to address this imbalance, writes journalist Julie Penfold.