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

The case for race equality

Yvonne Coghill, director of Workforce Race Equality Standard Implementation at NHS England, on the progress being made against race discrimination.

Crossing the line

Is there such a thing as safe recreational drug use when you’re a parent? Journalist Helen Bird investigates why mothers take substances such as cocaine and the impact it could have on children.

Just why do women face a fight for equal health

More women than men are dying from heart attacks, women’s pain is treated less aggressively, and conditions such as endometriosis can take years to be diagnosed. Journalist Jo Waters asks if women are getting a raw deal and how to redress the balance.

Why can't dad come home?

Health visitors Jo Lamb and Mel Griffiths on innovating practice to deliver the Healthy Child Wales Programme to fathers in prison.

Understanding autism

In the first of a two-part series, journalist Colleen Shannon asks how well we are supporting autistic children and their families.

Creature comfort

Our pets make us smile and laugh – but they might also help improve the health of the nation. Should CPs be making greater use of animal-assisted therapy?

Is there a crisis of childhood?

Children in the UK are buckling as a result of unprecedented social pressures, political turmoil and a void in government policies that should keep them safe and well, says a recent report. Journalist Jo Waters asks what can be done to help avert a crisis.

Health for all children

Alan Emond, senior editor of this vital child health reference book, reveals what’s new in the fifth edition.

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Let's end the postcode lottery

New research calls for five key actions to help community practitioners support women and families living with perinatal mental illness in Northern Ireland. Caroline Cunningham and Susan Galloway discuss.

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One of your own

Safeguarding nurse Caroline Waldron explores the role of the health practitioner as a corporate parent for looked-after children and care leavers, identifying practical steps.

Breastfeeding: the right support

Professor Sally Kendall MBE explores why breastfeeding rates are so low, and how health visitors can support mums to do more of it.

An early start

More babies are being born extremely premature. While these babies can often face health and developmental issues, their families can also be affected by anxiety and depression. So it’s vital that CPs offer support. Journalist and mum of twins born prematurely Linsey Wynton reports.

My child, my choice. A healthy motto?

Most parents believe they know what’s best for their children, but on education, parents and schools can come into conflict. What’s the best way forward, and how might you help? Journalist Georgina Wintersgill reports.

Closing the word gap

Wendy Nicholson MBE explains how Public Health England and the Department for Education are working to equip socially disadvantaged children with the speech, language and communication needs they require to fulfil their true potential.

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A postive note

Research is now exploring the link beween singing and better health more rigorously, says journalist Rima Evans. 

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Care in the community

CEO of Carers UK Helen Walker explains how you can help connect unpaid carers to the support they need this Carers Week.

Any questions?

Having access to, and understanding, quality health information is vital for life, yet too many adults are still missing out. Journalist Erin Dean asks, what’s going on?

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