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

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.

One step sideways

What happens when a health visitor wants to become a school nurse? Practice teacher Caron Robinson supervises those who choose to change career paths.

Better together

Health visitor Alison Spiro looks at three local authorities in England that provide integrated pathways between hospital and community services for breastfeeding support.

The daily grind

Millions of people in the UK of all ages have one form of arthritis or another, and pain can be the biggest obstacle to a normal life, says journalist John Windell.

The first 1000 days

Jane Barlow says we need new sorts of evidence to enable CPs to play their role in equalising the life chances of all children and giving them the best start in life.

Plug in and learn something new

Podcasts are a brilliant bite-size way to deliver information to an audience. Health visitor Amy Dobson reveals how you can benefit from podcasting, as a listener or contributor.

Interview

Interview survival guide

After all the hard work and study, what’s the best way to handle an interview to secure a role? Senior CPs, recruiters and a newly qualified CP share their invaluable advice…

Interview

Interview survival guide

After all the hard work and study, what’s the best way to handle an interview to secure a role? Senior CPs, recruiters and a newly qualified CP share their invaluable advice…

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Setting the scenario

Sharon Frankland evaluates a simulation activity for new public health nursing students piloted at Sheffield Hallam University.

Crying

When the screaming won't stop

Colic and persistent crying can be distressing for babies and parents alike, so what is the latest thinking on the causes
and the best way to deal with it?

Finding a calm balance

A stressful working life can impact on families’ health and wellbeing, too. How can CPs support parents in a meaningful and non-judgmental way? Journalist Rima Evans reports.

Unfit for life?

Physical inactivity among the UK’s children is at crisis point. What can be done? Journalist Georgina Wintersgill reports.

A lifeline for struggling parents

Carole Sutton looks at the evidence on parent training programmes delivered by phone and internet to support troubled young children.

Brexit Britain: the state we're in

Maddie Grounds of the Immigration Advice Service predicts the NHS facing staff and funding shortages whatever the outcome of Brexit negotiations.

Clinical: get the message on MS

Multiple sclerosis is one of the most common neurological conditions affecting adults. Changeable yet incurable, it can take years to manifest fully. But children can develop it too, writes journalist John Windell.

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Protect from poison

RoSPA’s acting public health adviser Ashley Martin explains how you can help reduce accidental poisoning in under-fives.

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