Readership survey 2021: here's what you told us...

Sharing some key findings from the Community Practitioner 2021 readership survey.  Download the PDF, here. 

Mapping the learning journey of community nursing students in a digitalised world

Cathy Taylor looked at the perceptions of nurses when using e-portfolios to record their work. Here, she discusses the benefits and pitfalls of digital recording, and its potential for expansion.

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What factors influence mothers in the UK and Ireland to wean their infants before six months of age?

A literature review of global social marketing campaigns to improve breastfeeding rates

Ayelet Levi-Brown and David Pontin carried out a literature review to appraise a social marketing campaign that raised breastfeeding rates. Health visitors can use this model to scrutinise local campaigns.

Health visitors’ experiences of conducting non-visual assessment of unwell pre-school children via the health visiting duty telephone service: an exploratory qualitative study

Debbie Outram and Lesley Dibley asked health visitors to rate the effectiveness of the telephone triage processes they follow, focusing on the heightened risk of an unsuccessful outcome and how that may influence their attitude to the task.

Improving accessibility of CAMHS groups within the Orthodox Jewish Community: A service evaluation of an adaptation of the Solihull Approach parenting group, ‘Understanding your child’s behaviour’

Beth Hill, Ashley Boscoe and Berocha de Lange ask if incorporating spiritual and cultural aspects of Orthodox Judaism into the Solihull Approach parenting group enhances its accessibility and efficacy.

Opinion

CNO reflection and thank you

In part one of our series, the chief nursing officers (CNOs) for Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales reflect and thank CPs for their efforts during the pandemic, and beyond.

Covid-19 vaccination: rebuilding trust

A panel of esteemed speakers convened by Unite-CPHVA explored vaccine uptake among black, Asian and ethnic minority communities.

Covid vaccine reflections

As the vaccination roll-out continues apace, four members supporting the programme – from Unite staff volunteering alongside their day jobs to a retiree returning to practice – reflect on their experiences so far.

Community Practitioner

In Depth

 

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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