The meningitis safety net

Rob Dawson of the Meningitis Research Foundation reveals the life-saving messages parents and CPs need to know if faced with bacterial meningitis or septicaemia.

Parental leave: sharing the load

Julia Waltham of Working Families, the UK’s leading work-life balance organisation, takes us through Shared Parental Leave, and how you can help improve uptake.

A focus on Buddhism

Continuing our series on how religion and culture can impact on practice, Dr Caroline Starkey looks at Buddhism.

GDPR: the transfer of data power

New data protection laws came into force across Europe last month, with major implications for how organisations gather and process personal information. Journalist Juliette Astrup looks at why this matters to you.

Home is where the hurt is

Accidents at home are a leading cause of preventable death for children under five. Katrina Phillips, chief executive of the Child Accident Prevention Trust, asks how you should teach families to avoid harm in the home.

Identifying café au lait spots

How can you identify café au lait spots (CALs) and support parents of children with neurofibromatosis type 1? Health visitor Leah Sweeney explains.

Mapping maternal mental health services

Dr Alain Gregoire of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance calls for an end to the postcode lottery and the roll-out of perinatal mental health units across the UK.

Do I need to tell my boss?

Writer Tim Carroll discusses the issues encountered by people diagnosed with ‘young-onset’ Parkinson’s. Tim himself was diagnosed with the progressive neurological condition in his early fifties.

Continuing healthcare for the elderly

Retired health visitor Sue Moos looks at assessing eligibility for older people’s NHS-funded care, new developments to prevent postcode lotteries and the implications for health professionals.

Diversity in practice: Islam

Continuing our series on how religion and culture can impact on practice, journalist Alia Waheed looks at Islam.

The mental health dividend

Stephanie Waddell of the Early Intervention Foundation says proactive schemes in schools will help vulnerable children, prevent problems in later life and benefit society.

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