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

Sickle cell disease: behind the curve

Sickle cell disease is one of the most common genetic disorders in the UK. Journalist Linsey Wynton sets out the essential information about this serious, rarely cured and often painful condition.

Caring for who? The Covid impact on CPs

The impact of Covid on families is rightly being put under the spotlight. But what of the pandemic’s toll on those who care for them, particularly community practitioners? Journalist Helen Bird explores the effect on CP wellbeing and the support available.

Families holding on: how will they bounce back after Covid?

Young families have been under tremendous pressure from all directions during the Covid-19 pandemic. Journalist Jo Waters investigates what new parents, babies and toddlers, and parents of young children have been experiencing and asks what support they will need. 

Asthma's image problem

Pictures used by the media and healthcare providers to illustrate asthma treatment can be misleading. But a Twitter campaign is starting to rectify the problem, explain Emily Guilmant-Farry and Sara Nelson.

Tinnitus: breaking the waves

It’s a loud and lasting problem for many, and a life-changing issue for a few, writes journalist John Windell. So what is tinnitus and what can be done to restore some peace and quiet?

SCPHN training: the big switch

SCPHN learning changed beyond all recognition last year. Nicola Rooke discusses her experiences of undertaking the safeguarding module virtually, and recommendations for safeguarding training for newly qualified HVs.

Pandemic impact: what about the kids?

Young people are emerging as the pandemic’s collateral damage. Their mental health and education are under strain, and their struggles include anxiety, isolation and poverty. Journalist Jo Waters asks what can be done to support them.

Healthcare apps: it's good to chat

Caroline Palmer on how text messaging healthcare app ChatHealth has come into its own, and how community practitioners can embrace digital too.  

What lies ahead? The future of practice after Covid

Regardless of how much we dare to hope the beginning of the end of the pandemic is in sight, its ripple effects on the UK’s health and their implications for CPs are just starting. Journalist Anna Scott asks if Covid-19 has changed the professions’ methods forever.

Student CPs: lessons in resilience

How student health visitors and school nurses found that learning during a pandemic proved to be positive and empowering.

Clinical: Raynaud's syndrome

A common condition that affects around one in six people in the UK, Raynaud’s syndrome, continues to be a hidden illness due to lack of awareness, writes journalist Julie Penfold

Conference special 2020: the heart of public health

Highlights from the Unite-CPHVA 2020 Virtual Annual Professional Conference.

The empty echo: are decision makers acting on BAME concerns?

Decision-makers may listen to BAME concerns, but will they act on them? Asha Day examines the Public Health England report from June, the lessons that have been learned, and those that haven’t.

Diverse needs: supporting BAME families

BAME people suffer racial discrimination throughout their lives, as highlighted recently by the Black Lives Matter protests. Journalist Linsey Wynton, a mother of three mixed-race children, asks how CPs can best help BAME families.

Obesity: is it everybody's problem?

Can government strategy help tip the scales on the UK’s excess weight, or is there too much onus on the individual? And what do CPs think? Journalist Jo Waters reports.

Looking out for looked-after children

GP Jeremy C Gibson and nurse Heather Peet discuss ways to keep this most vulnerable and overlooked sector of society safe and hopeful for the future. 

Clinical: Type 2 diabetes is on the rise

Type 2 diabetes is rife in the UK, even among children, but supporting people to make healthier choices could improve the situation hugely, writes journalist Julie Penfold.

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