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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.

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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.

Ready to Relate – Themes from interviews with parents one to three years after having used the Ready to Relate cards with a professional

Jane Dickens and Lisa Milne evaluate an intervention using Ready to Relate parent-infant relationship resource cards with parents.

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Covid lessons: allies against inequality

Asha Day asks what lessons have been learned about health inequities during the pandemic, and what changes in risk assessments, vaccinations and structural racism are still needed. 

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Securing the digital future

Helene Feger of the Professional Record Standards Body on the rapid rise of online consultations and the greater scrutiny needed to keep healthcare safe and accessible. 

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SCPHN training: the big switch

SCPHN learning changed beyond all recognition last year. Nicola Rooke discusses her experiences of undertaking the safeguarding module virtually, and recommendations for safeguarding training for newly qualified HVs.

Pandemic impact: what about the kids?

Young people are emerging as the pandemic’s collateral damage. Their mental health and education are under strain, and their struggles include anxiety, isolation and poverty. Journalist Jo Waters asks what can be done to support them.

Healthcare apps: it's good to chat

Caroline Palmer on how text messaging healthcare app ChatHealth has come into its own, and how community practitioners can embrace digital too.  

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