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

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?

Shattered: can the UK’s health recover?

Some 20 months after the Covid-19 pandemic hit the UK, the damage to the population’s health is already becoming apparent – and it’s looking rather unequal. Journalist Jo Waters explores the impact and way forward.

Rights and responsiblities

Natalie Sammons looks at the legal and ethical role of the health visitor when dealing with non-engaging families.

Exploring trauma care

Practice development nurse and health visitor Christopher Sweeney looks at what trauma-informed practice means to health visiting. 

ADHD: the hungry brain

They’re often unhelpfully labelled as problem children or difficult adults. Yet those living with ADHD can learn to manage their symptoms and function well with the right support, writes journalist Julie Penfold.

Strength in numbers

Michelle Thomas, David Pontin and Carolyn Wallace on establishing a health visiting community 
of practice in Wales to support family resilience.

Investigation: peer-on-peer sexual abuse

Peer-on-peer sexual abuse and harassment among children and young people isn’t new, but we are becoming more aware of its prevalence. Journalist Anna Scott finds out what’s going on.

Eating disorders: what's behind the rise?

Why have eating disorders among children and young people rocketed during the pandemic? Is there enough support and awareness generally? Journalist Anna Scott examines the issues and asks how you can help.

Treat me well

Closing health equality gaps for people with a learning disability must start in childhood, says Paul Donnelly, head of campaigns at learning disability charity Mencap.

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.

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